The Members wrote, “Our diplomats settle disputes so that they do not have to be settled with bombs and bullets. And our development initiatives help countries lift themselves up, because areas mired in poverty often become hotbeds for instability and violence. The men and women in our armed services bravely put their lives on the line to protect our country.
“The Trump administration’s dangerous disregard for environmental science is now becoming harmful to the economy,” Rep. Bass. “Fuel efficient vehicles help drivers with low costs at the gas pump and emit fewer harmful emissions.
“The Congressional Budget Office report confirms what Democrats have been saying for the past week; the repeal plan is bad for America,” Rep. Bass said. “24 million Americans will lose their health coverage – including 14 million in 2018 alone and the answer is what – that this is only part one or three?
Recent reports suggest the Trump Administration has considered eliminating the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. State Department for Fiscal Year 2018, along with other critical diplomatic staff devoted to climate change and outreach to Muslim communities.
"Congratulations to the proud people of the Republic of Mauritius on 49 years of independence. An island nation, Mauritius became independent on March 12, 1968 and is a member of the Commonwealth. I take this opportunity to wish continued success to the Mauritian people."
“Marvin Gaye’s music has transcended generations and gave 70s and 80s a sound," said Rep. Bass. "I’m proud to have introduced this resolution honoring Marvin Gaye and the defining mark he left on not only the greater Los Angeles area, but the country.”
The outbreak of violence in South Sudan, broader insecurity throughout the country and severe economic decline have worsened an already dire humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
“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.