Congressmember Bass

Congressmember Bass

Representing California's 37th District, which includes Los Angeles, South LA, and Culver City.

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When I worked in a trauma center, sometimes we’d have young patients. The thing about young people is they have no choice but to rely on adults for advice and guidance. In a hospital, that trust is a matter of life or death. Kids are not immune to COVID-19. Listen to science.

The United States needs the United States Postal Service.

"Being this was my third child, normally when, you know, you deliver your baby, they set your baby up on your chest... and... they didn't." This video is hard to watch but we all need to know the abuses happening to pregnant women in prisons and jails across this country.

Two weeks ago, @PASenatorGuy  , @RepKClarkand  I introduced the Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Women in Custody Act to provide a national standard of care for pregnancy-related needs of incarcerated women.

Our prison system was not created with women in mind and as a result, continually fails to provide basic necessities to tens of thousands of individuals who are incarcerated every single day. This is a bipartisan issue. Congress must act.

$75 billion for testing, tracing, and treatment has been sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk for 102 days.

Jacob Blake broke up a fight and police shot him in the back seven times. Dylan Roof killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church and police bought him Burger King.

Donald Trump knew COVID-19 was dangerous. He knew it was contagious. He knew it was airborne. He knew it was deadly. He just didn't care. The first job of the Commander in Chief is to protecting and defending the United States. He failed.


It's been 93 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered and the only arrest made in relation to her death was the arrest of her partner, who was charged for defending himself against the intruders invading their home.

Dec. 28, 2015 – Officer who killed Tamir Rice: NO CHARGES Jun. 16, 2017 – Officer who killed Philando Castile: ACQUITTED Mar. 27, 2018 - Officers who killed Alton Sterling: NO CHARGES Today, Jul. 16, 2019 – Officer who killed Eric Garner: NO CHARGES We won’t forget you.

Last week, I spoke to a grandmother (in a cage) who the government had deemed "ineligible" to stay with her grandchild because she was not his mother. The boy was shipped off to foster care and in 6 months, can be put up for adoption in Texas. That’s what “ineligible” means.

To the white allies and supporters of this movement in the streets: Thank you. To the white rioters and agitators using the pain of this movement as cover to trash our communities: Get out. 1/

If a parent locked their child in a cage without soap or toothpaste, they would be charged with child abuse. If a parent were to put their 8 year-old in charge of caring for a toddler, they could be charged with child endangerment. Then the parents could go to JAIL.

On Friday, my office was informed that there are children younger than 5 years old who were separated from their families and STILL have not been reunited. Tonight, they spend yet another night alone. Do not forget them.

This is a video of the President laughing at the idea of shooting immigrants to stop them from coming into the US. If one person is harmed as a result of this speech, EVERY SINGLE PERSON who failed to condemn it is complicit. Blood will be on your hands.

Racists tweet racist things. What we should be focused on right now though, ESPECIALLY today, is that racists also create and enforce racist policies. They’re trying to deport people across Los Angeles as I type this. Stay focused. Know your rights.