"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.
“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.
“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.”
“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.”
“With less than one month until Tax Day, many communities are still in a world of confusion,” said Rep. Bass. “Many deductions that Californians have relied on have been eliminated and the future impact of the overhaul will ultimately lead to increases in taxes for many Americans.
“Senior scams are becoming more sophisticated and more common,” said Rep. Bass. “As a result, Congress should adapt and react. The resolution I’ve introduced this week calls on Congress to not only pass legislation to prevent senior scams from happening, but also to improve protections for seniors from these vicious scams.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10), Leonard Lance (NJ-07), and Karen Bass (CA-37) introduced a bill requiring the executive branch to enforce the existing Russian sanctions in order to halt any further Russian election meddling before the 2018 midterm elections.
“The Trump administration’s decision to attack California’s laws that favor public safety over deportation is unacceptable. First came threats of pulling state funding, then came threats of taking away law enforcement officers, and now comes a lawsuit. We will not be intimidated by this political stunt and we will continue to fight for our community.”
“Especially in the wake of one of the worst mass shootings in our country’s history, it’s important to be vigilant and keep elected officials accountable,” Rep. Bass said. “These forums give me the opportunity to not only report back on what has been happening in Washington, but to also hear about how I can better serve my community.
“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
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To those who are triggered by every tweet, who considered decamping to Canada to escape Donald Trump’s presidency, Karen Bass feels you. But the four-term congresswoman for California’s 37th District has seen worse. As a 14-year-old campaign volunteer for Robert F. Kennedy, she listened to the radio when he was assassinated the night of the California primary.
"The sacrifice of four brave soldiers in Niger this month has raised important questions from Congress about the extent of U.S. military presence and engagement across Africa. To date, we have seen only bits and pieces of this administration’s thinking on Africa.
"On Oct. 4, four American families tragically lost their loved ones when U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed in an ambush while conducting a joint patrol in Niger.