“Our child welfare system is designed to protect children from abusive and neglectful parents. The system should never be used as a deterrent or a punishment for anyone, whether they are Americans or not,” said Rep. Bass.
"The U.S. relationship with Israel is absolutely critical, both for Israel’s safety and for U.S. interests in the region. I remain deeply concerned over the nomination of David Friedman as ambassador to Israel.
"Denying or creating barriers to people with a drug conviction from being able to receive federal financial aid has done nothing but keep Pell Grants and student loans from people who need them and who want to get their lives on track," said Rep. Bass.
“In light of recent events, I wanted to assure that we all know our rights and what resources are available to assist those in need of help,” Rep. Bass said. “The DHS memos set the President up to execute an early campaign pledge to create a massive deportation force that he could use to deport millions.”
“Today, we celebrate the courageous women who marched, organized, and advanced the promise of equality as we pledge to remain vigilant and resolved in preserving and pursuing progress,” Rep. Bass said. “As we celebrate the many victories that women have won, we must keep fighting to make more progress for women all around the world.”
“46 days into Donald Trump's presidency and seven years after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans have finally delivered their plan of attack: less coverage at a higher cost.
“The week-long delay of the President’s second ban attempt shows there is no real emergency behind his fear-mongering rhetoric. Just because the new immigration ban applies to 6 countries and not 7 and takes 10 days to come into effect instead of the second the President signed the order does not make up for the bigotry that this order is still soaked in.
"Congratulations to the proud people of Ghana on 60 years of independence. Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to declare independence in 1957 and helped to set in motion similar Independence movements across the continent. With this in mind, I was honored to attend the January 7, 2017 Inauguration of Ghana’s President His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addox.
“On January 10th, our nation’s top cop lied under oath," Rep. Bass said. "There are no two ways about this. If these allegations are true, the Attorney General has committed a crime and as a result, there should an immediate criminal investigation. It has become clear that Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer and should resign.”
“Yesterday, the Westside Jewish Community Center in my district had to evacuate in the face of a bomb threat, forcing out teachers and preschoolers, seniors, and many others, while the police investigated the area. Fortunately, it was only a hoax.