“Fifty years ago, our country, and this world, lost a beacon guiding a movement of equality by the north star of justice.
"I was heartbroken over the weekend by the news of the passing of a true friend. A trailblazer of our time, Steven’s ambitious storytelling and ever-expanding appetite for testing boundaries transformed modern TV entertainment as we know it.
“I am very relieved and excited by the announcement that Israel reached an agreement with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to facilitate the resettling of African migrants. The plan would resettle asylum seekers to Western countries and within Israel rather than simply deporting those who sought refuge because of serious insecurity in their own countries.
“Today, the world has lost an advocate, a warrior and a champion for the rights of all people,” Rep. Bass said. “Mrs. Madikizela-Mandela’s lifelong fight for freedom and equality will be remembered in the hearts of the thousands who would not be free today without her struggle. My thoughts are with her family and her country as they mourn.”
“Our constituents and neighbors are facing real issues ranging from employment to health care access and we are hoping that these service providers are truly able to help by offering the great work we know they do in the community,” Rep. Bass said. “My office will continue to do all we can to connect constituents with services that will help their situations improve.”
“With less than one month until Tax Day, many communities are still in a world of confusion,” said Rep. Bass. “Many deductions that Californians have relied on have been eliminated and the future impact of the overhaul will ultimately lead to increases in taxes for many Americans.
“Senior scams are becoming more sophisticated and more common,” said Rep. Bass. “As a result, Congress should adapt and react. The resolution I’ve introduced this week calls on Congress to not only pass legislation to prevent senior scams from happening, but also to improve protections for seniors from these vicious scams.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10), Leonard Lance (NJ-07), and Karen Bass (CA-37) introduced a bill requiring the executive branch to enforce the existing Russian sanctions in order to halt any further Russian election meddling before the 2018 midterm elections.
“The Trump administration’s decision to attack California’s laws that favor public safety over deportation is unacceptable. First came threats of pulling state funding, then came threats of taking away law enforcement officers, and now comes a lawsuit. We will not be intimidated by this political stunt and we will continue to fight for our community.”
“Especially in the wake of one of the worst mass shootings in our country’s history, it’s important to be vigilant and keep elected officials accountable,” Rep. Bass said. “These forums give me the opportunity to not only report back on what has been happening in Washington, but to also hear about how I can better serve my community.
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It's not just the racist past of Sen. Sessions that makes him unfit to be Attorney General, it's his stance on current issues like immigration and police misconduct. It's about whether or not he would appropriately prosecute civil rights violations. See more of the interview below:
Obamacare isn’t just a healthcare plan, it’s also a jobs plan. If Republicans destroy the ACA, they are not only abandoning millions of Americans with new health benefits, they are also abandoning those jobs. Thank you to those you who flooded my offices with calls yesterday to share your stories. Know that I hear you and will stand to protect Medicare and Obamacare.
“If we fall into despair, we concede. If we lose hope, we lose it all.” When Congress member Karen Bass spoke on Sunday, December 11, at Palms Middle School auditorium, she set the tone for the ongoing struggle to move the political conversation towards progress.
Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bipartisan bill that allows the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue funding the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH). Rep. Karen Bass, a cosponsor of the bill, made the following statement prior to its passage on the House Floor.
By Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.)
Several Congressional Black Caucus members tell The Hill that the Charlotte police chief "absolutely" needs to release the video of a police-involved shooting.