House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) have written to Barr on three prior occasions regarding coronavirus in federal prisons. To date, the Members have not received adequate responses.
In a letter to House Leadership, the lawmakers recognized that choices being made during this response will shape society and policy making for years, if not decades, to come and without consideration policymakers risk exacerbating interrelated crises of income and wealth inequality, racism, and ecological decline.
The five principles outlined by the lawmakers are:
Since the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit went into effect in 2012, over 60 million women nationwide now have access to birth control at no cost through their insurance.
"On April 7th, we pause to commemorate the 1994 Rwandan Genocide during which more than half a million people were killed and millions of others displaced.
"There have been a series of deadly assaults across the Sahel. Since the beginning of this outbreak, extremists have attacked Chad’s military, killing soldiers near the border of Nigeria and Niger; Nigerian soldiers have been killed in northeastern Nigeria; and this week, numerous Malian soldiers were killed in an attack on their military base.
"I commend the pledges made thus far by leaders of the G-20 to help the most vulnerable countries, particularly on the African continent where some countries where already face ongoing complex humanitarian emergencies. The long-term impact on African countries will be devastating.
"I am disappointed that a constitutional referendum passed that could allow President Alpha Conde to run for a third presidential term. I also condemn the violence against the political opposition, protestors, and the citizens of Guinea by government forces. The people of Guinea have spoken by continuously protesting and boycotting.
"The Office of Management and Budget completed its review of the Title IX overhaul on Friday, March 27, clearing the path for Secretary DeVos to release the final rule.
"Nipsey Hussle was a visionary. You can see the love he had for the community in his investments. You can see the love he had for the community in his philanthropy. You can see the love he had for the community in initiatives like Destination Crenshaw, which broke ground last month.
"We still feel that love and we show it right back.