“I urge the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) to not partner with Russian mercenaries to solve internal conflict, and I call for an immediate investigation into Russian mercenaries torturing and killing innocent civilians in the country. This is another example of how a country uses a developing African nation for its own economic gain.
"PAs across the nation are providing high-quality healthcare to patients in both our largest cities and in America's most rural areas," said Rep. Bass. "In the next decade the demand for PAs is only going to increase and Congress needs to act today to make sure that we have the qualified health care professionals ready to meet the growing need."
"I want to commend President Biden for recognizing that everyone around the world should have equal access to the COVID-19 vaccine. The United States has recently purchased 500 million Pfizer vaccines to be delivered by the end of June 2022 to several low and middle-income countries, including every African Union Member state.
"I encourage the Government of Nigeria to allow freedom of speech and expression to all of its citizens through all platforms, including Twitter. This is a way for citizens to express themselves freely. Nigeria is an economic and cultural stalwart on the continent, and the international community looks for it to set the correct example of upholding the human rights of all citizens.
“I am outraged by the recent massacre that has taken place in a village in Burkina Faso’s volatile north near the borders of Mali and Niger.
“We condemn, in the strongest terms, the continued fighting and atrocities ongoing in Tigray and the increasing violence and human rights abuses occurring throughout Ethiopia. The conflict in Tigray has devastated local communities, displaced more than one million people, pushed over five million people into near famine conditions and destabilized the broader Horn of Africa region.
“I urge the Qatari authorities to release Malcolm Bidali immediately. According to several reports, Mr. Bidali, a Kenyan human rights activist, was forcibly detained more than three weeks ago by Qatar state security services for peacefully exercising his right to protest the plight of migrant workers.
“When a new infrastructure project is started in 37th District, it should be our community who gets the first shot at the new jobs associated with completing the project,” said Representative Bass. “It’s a common-sense step for our government to make it easier for companies to generate jobs in the very counties and states where their transportation projects are located.
“I call for the immediate release of President Bah Ndaw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, and Defense Minister Souleymane Doucoure, who were recently seized by the Mali’s military forces. There has been tension between the civilian government and the military since last August when former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was overthrown.