WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass, top democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement ahead of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Washington, D.C.
“Though it has taken more than a year, I am happy that President Trump has finally had an official meeting here in Washington with a head of state representing a country in sub-Saharan Africa. I hope that this visit will be used as an opportunity to unveil the specifics of the Trump administration’s policy towards Africa.
LOS ANGELES – As the FAA Reauthorization package makes its way to the House floor, Rep.
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following remarks in support of the Music Modernization Act.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the signing of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) Modernization Act into law. Rep.
LOS ANGELES – As the FAA Reauthorization package makes its way to the House floor, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) has introduced 4 amendments and cosponsored more than 40 others aimed at reducing flight noise in Culver City, Baldwin Hills and the West Adams neighborhood.
“Members of our community have been consistently bombarded by noise coming from airplanes flying too low, too loud and too often,” said Rep. Bass. “The amendments I’ve introduced and cosponsored all have one mission; to reduce the rampant onslaught of noise that has made some places in L.A. on the verge of uninhabitable.
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: