“This has been the worst attack in recent history on a group of peacekeepers anywhere in the world.
“We met with the Ambassador out of the profound concern that in this day and age, people are being sold as property,” said Rep. Bass, Second Vice Chair of the CBC. “The international community must operate on the assumption that we don’t need further proof, what we need is to stop it.
“This is terrific progress and a big win for the community,” said Rep. Bass. “I look forward to seeing this long-awaited project come to fruition.”
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“This attack on the environment must also be combatted as yet another instance of dog-whistle politics, this time a targeted and calculated attack against Native Americans in Utah,” said Rep. Bass.
“Congress cannot sit idly by as news of the Libya slave trade spreads,” said Rep. Bass, top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa. “Slavery is a crime against humanity. This resolution calls for a comprehensive response, both domestically and internationally, to this report, which is what we’ll need going forward to take an effective stand against this tragedy.
"The death of four American soldiers in Niger and the recent exposure of a Libyan slave trade has brought significant international attention to the continent,” said Rep. Bass, who is the top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa.
“The opioid crisis is devastating families and our already over-burdened child welfare system,” said Rep. Karen Bass, Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth. “We have learned so much from the crack cocaine epidemic and how it affected those in the child welfare system.
"The shocking images that emerged last week of African people for sale in Libya is a crime against humanity. The time for the international community to act is now. If Libyans cannot end slave auctions, then the international community will be required to step in immediately.
“Just 7 years ago, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 230,000 residents and displacing nearly 3 million. Since then, the resilient island nation has been plagued by compounded environmental disasters, including a cholera outbreak and most recently, a category 5 hurricane.
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100 FORMER FOSTER YOUTH TO SHADOW HOMETOWN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FOR 5TH ANNUAL SHADOW DAY
WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Karen Bass has made fighting global poverty a priority in the six years since she was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. She has been an advocate for many initiatives that would reduce global poverty and improve the lives of people living outside of the United States.
Seven California members joined President Obama's trip to Cuba, and while he was off making history — meeting with President Raul Castro, chatting with dissidents, shaking lots of hands — the lawmakers explored the island nation.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) led the group, which included Reps. Sam Farr (Carmel) and Barbara Lee (Oakland).
Residents of the Miracle Mile had the opportunity to speak with Congresswoman Karen Bass, D-Calif., Tuesday night at the first “Congressional Conversation Series.” Bass will visit neighborhoods in her district to meet residents, hear their concerns and answer questions.
(Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call)