“It’s time to update old child welfare laws,” said Rep. Bass. “I’ve spoken with former foster youth, social workers, and child welfare professionals over the years and the consensus is that more needs to be done to improve foster kids’ options for stability in their lives. Premature modification of parental rights too often leaves children in foster care with no legal family.
The lawmakers begin, “We write to you today to request that you issue an immediate 18-month designation of either Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Cameroon.
In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME to overturn more than 40 years of legal precedent and strip public employee unions of their ability to collect fees for representation they are legally required to provide workers.
"I condemn the ongoing military coup that is threatening Sudan’s political transition, and I urge the Sudanese military to immediately release Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and all others unlawfully detained. I have met Prime Minister Hamdok on several occasions and was hopeful that Sudan would make a peaceful transition to democracy.
After the passage of the resolution, Rep. Bass released the following statement, which also reflects in part her remarks during the markup:
“I’m saddened by the passing of Colin Powell -- the first African American to be Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Security Advisor.
"I congratulate the people and government of Cabo Verde on conducting and participating in free, fair and transparent elections yesterday that resulted in the country’s fourth peaceful transfer of power. This track record is to be commended and noted in a time when democratic principles are being challenged across the continent and the world. I wish Presid
The pandemic has heavily strained the inadequate stock of affordable housing available in the United States. There is a national shortage of 7 million affordable homes for renters with extremely low incomes. For every 10 extremely low-income households, there are fewer than four affordable and available homes.
“With Prime Minister Abiy being sworn in for a second five-year term, I am now hopeful that he will work towards a political solution to the ongoing crisis rather than a military one.
"I condemn the recent bombing against UN peacekeepers that left an Egyptian UN peacekeeper dead, and four others seriously injured in Mali’s northern Kidal region. My condolences go out to the family of the Egyptian soldier who was killed, and I wish for a speedy recovery to all injured in this heinous crime.
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