The 2019 Congressional Art Competition will culminate at our annual reception. The artwork of talented young artists from California's 37th Congressional District will be displayed for their friends and family to enjoy. Please join us in celebrating the talent and dedication of our district's participating students.
“It is troubling that a Member of Parliament would be detained for exercising his right to freedom of speech and assembly while protesting peacefully in Uganda. Mr. Wine has captured the voice of young people in Uganda and should not be detained because of his political or social beliefs.
“I am discouraged that talks between the organizers of the Sudanese protests and the ruling Military Transitional Council (MTC) have been suspended. The MTC has failed to meet the demands of Sudanese citizens who have vowed to continue to protest until the country returns to civilian rule.
“On April 8, 2019, the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice announced the selection of the Hudson Institute to host the Independent Review Committee required under the First Step Act. After the announcement, the Department briefed Congressional staff on implementation of the First Step Act, and our concerns about this decision remain.
“First, William Barr put out a 19-paged audition memo calling Robert Mueller’s investigation ‘overly aggressive’ and ‘fatally misconceived’.
“The Secretary of State’s announcement today was an unfortunate step backwards and will isolate the United States in the Western Hemisphere and put our nation at odds with some of our most important allies. The groups that stand to lose the most from today’s announcement are the Cuban people and American businesses, not the Cuban government.
"I was encouraged by the minimal violence last night as the protestors stayed out beyond the curfew. I encourage all parties to refrain from violence as citizens exercise their right to peacefully protest and demand a transition to civilian rule.