WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) questioned Bureau of Prisons Director Mark Inch regarding book banning and shackling practices in federal prisons. Watch the full questioning below.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, released the following statement after the Trump administration announced yet another round of retaliatory strikes against Syria:
“Less than one month ago, Trump was deciding whether or not to take troops out of Syria. This past Monday, he said that he would have a plan of attack by Wednesday. Now, on Friday night, the Trump administration has bombed Syria once again.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and more than 100 Members of Congress introduced the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, a companion bill to the bipartisan Senate legislation which would limit President Trump's ability to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and interfere in the Russian election meddling investigation.
The "Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act", also known as H.R. 5476, sets forth requirements and limitations with respect to the removal from office of a special counsel appointed by the Attorney General, or of another official appointed by the Attorney General who exercises a similar degree of independence from the Department of Justice (DOJ) chain of command.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) delivered the following address in the House of Representatives encouraging Congress to pass H.Res. 128, which supports respect for human rights and encourages inclusive governance in Ethiopia. Watch her remarks below:
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), David Cicilline (D-RI), and 64 House Democrats calling for the immediate dismissal of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. In a letter to President Donald Trump, the Representatives raised Pruitt’s unethical behavior, wasteful use of taxpayer money, and numerous actions which contravened the EPA’s mission.
The Representatives wrote:
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement observing the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Fifty years ago, our country, and this world, lost a beacon guiding a movement of equality by the north star of justice.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement upon the passing of her friend, Emmy-winning producer Steven Bochco.
"I was heartbroken over the weekend by the news of the passing of a true friend. A trailblazer of our time, Steven’s ambitious storytelling and ever-expanding appetite for testing boundaries transformed modern TV entertainment as we know it.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement regarding the new agreement with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to relocate thousands of African migrants.
“I am very relieved and excited by the announcement that Israel reached an agreement with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to facilitate the resettling of African migrants. The plan would resettle asylum seekers to Western countries and within Israel rather than simply deporting those who sought refuge because of serious insecurity in their own countries.
LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat on the House Committee on Africa, released the following statement regarding the passing of South African anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
“Today, the world has lost an advocate, a warrior and a champion for the rights of all people,” Rep. Bass said. “Mrs. Madikizela-Mandela’s lifelong fight for freedom and equality will be remembered in the hearts of the thousands who would not be free today without her struggle. My thoughts are with her family and her country as they mourn.”
LOS ANGELES – Last Saturday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) hosted a community resource fair at Hawkins High School in South Lost Angeles. The 4-hour event hosted more than 15 service providers to help constituents with services like free blood pressure monitoring, car seats for infants, legal aid, education counseling, health services and more.
“Our constituents and neighbors are facing real issues ranging from employment to health care access and we are hoping that these service providers are truly able to help by offering the great work we know they do in the community,” Rep. Bass said. “My office will continue to do all we can to connect constituents with services that will help their situations improve.”