WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement reacting to the passage of H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act.
“This week, Congress turned back the clock on the civil rights of people with disabilities while setting a dangerous precedent for civil rights enforcement in the future. House Republicans have taken the first step in imposing significant hurdles for victims of discrimination by rolling back progress laid out in the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that guaranteed the rights of
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep, Karen Bass (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, introduced the Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act, a bill that addresses a misinterpretation of the health care law by providing foster youth with the same health insurance benefits as their peers.
The current health insurance system is one of the many disproportionate challenges that our nation’s foster youth face.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement reacting to the release of the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget.
“This budget has announced to the world that the method of choice to pay for the tax breaks the Trump administration gifted to corporations at the end of last year, is to take an axe to safety net services relied upon by millions of Americans and foreign aid relied upon by millions more around the world.
LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement reacting to the release of a 3-page-long memo that was drafted by Rep. Devin Nunes with possible assistance from the White House, which insinuates, against the consensus of the intelligence community, that the FBI and DOJ corruptly sought a FISA warrant to surveil a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser.
“Despite repeated warnings from the intelligence community, the Department of Justice and the FBI of 'material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy', the President and House Republicans today released a noncomprehensive memo (one that they may have drafted together) about the federal surveillance of Trump campaign foreign poli
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement in honor of Black History Month:
"Black History Month is about celebrating the accomplishments and struggles of Black people throughout the history of this country. By breathing life into our history, we learn from both the peaks and valleys of our story and apply them to today. When we do that, we recognize that we’ve been here before, we’ve fought here before, and that we will win, again. We make this country great."
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) led a coalition of Members of Congress condemning the January 10th choreographed raids of 98 7-Eleven stores across 17 different states, at least three of which took place in Los Angeles. Following these raids, which resulted in only 21 arrests, ICE officials elicited threats towards business owners and their employees, calling the raids “a harbinger of what’s to come.”
The letter sent on January 31st called the language deeply troubling and requested additional information regarding evidence that prompted these massively ineffective raids throughout the country.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement regarding His Excellency George Weah being sworn in as President of Liberia.
"Congratulations to George Weah and the Liberian people as they complete the first democratic transition of power in their country since 1944.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the passage of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) Modernization Act, which passed by a unanimous voice vote on the House Floor.
The bill, introduced by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), will make AGOA more effective by directing the President to establish a website with information regarding AGOA and by encouraging embassies in chosen countries promote export opportunities to the United States.
LOS ANGELES - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
"Today, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his dream and the movement he was a part of. We pay tribute to his transformative successes that have made this country better and stronger, while reaffirming our resolve to continue fighting injustice that surrounds us.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Congressman Tom Marino (R-Penn) introduced H.R.4769, the Helping Americans Seek Treatment Act of 2018.
This legislation requires the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) to increase awareness of the National Helpline by conducting a national campaign to inform the public on how to get in contact with the National Helpline and the information it provides.