Military Academy Day

On September 6, 50+ students, family members & stakeholders came to Augustus Hawkins High School to learn about military service academies & the nominations process. Are you interested in being nominated to attend a military academy?
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Hundreds turn out for our Congressional Summer Town Hall

On Saturday, August 16, people came to discuss a wide array of critical issues including the militarization of police, student loans, the Middle East & fracking.
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Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act Passes!

The House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressmember Karen Bass's bill to help connect child victims of trafficking with appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.
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House adopts "Local Hire"

On June 10, the House voted to pass Congressmember Karen Bass's amendment giving Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority the ability to prioritize hiring local residents for highway and transit projects.
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Statement on President Obama's announcement of sending troops and resources to West Africa to fight Ebola

Sep 16, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on President Obama's announcement that he would be sending military medical personnel to Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak:

California lawmakers have mixed response to Obama's Islamic militant strategy

Sep 11, 2014 News Article

Members of California's Congressional delegation had a mixed response to President Barack Obama strategy for dealing with Islamic militants, which he unveiled in a speech to the nation Wednesday night. Obama said he'll use airstrikes and send trainers and equipment to the region.

USA Today: Congress probes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Ray Rice case

Sep 10, 2014 News Article

Twelve House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday demanding "the highest level of transparency" concerning how the league investigated the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.

MSNBC: Rep Karen Bass Discusses ISIS on Jose Diaz-Balart

Sep 8, 2014 Video

As President Obama approaches making a decision on how to fight ISIS abroad, Rep. Bass joined Jose Diaz-Balart to weigh in.

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Sep 11,2014
Members of California's Congressional delegation had a mixed response to President Barack Obama strategy for dealing with Islamic militants, which he unveiled in a speech to the nation Wednesday night. Obama said he'll use airstrikes and send trainers and equipment to the region.
Sep 10,2014
Twelve House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday demanding "the highest level of transparency" concerning how the league investigated the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.
Aug 05,2014
An adviser to U.S. House of Representative Karen Bass says the congresswoman will host African leaders and American business officials for the Growth and Opportunity in Africa forum on Tuesday as part of the ongoing U.S-Africa summit.
Aug 04,2014
In the opening panel, moderated by Vera Songwe, Rep. Karen R. Bass (D-Calif.) and Rep. Smith, who are ranking member and chairman, respectively, of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, delivered remarks on the importance of Africa and the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
Jul 24,2014
President Obama met privately with Father Gregory Boyle of Los Angeles' Homeboy Industries and four former gang members Thursday as part of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aimed at lifting African American and Latino youths.