July Africa Policy Breakfast

On July 10, more than 200 people gathered for the July Africa Policy Breakfast on instability in Northern Nigeria hosted by Rep. Karen Bass.
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Hundreds Turn Out for West Los Angeles Community Forum

Rep. Karen Bass joined Assemblymember Richard Bloom and hundreds of constituents to discuss climate change, jobs & foreign policy.
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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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Growth and Opportunity in Africa Forum

Aug 5, 2014 Event

Congressmember Karen Bass invites you to join us for a Growth and Opportunity in Africa Forum in coordination with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. RSVP today!

Congresswoman Bass introduces bipartisan legislation to fight child sex trafficking

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Karen Bass today announced that she and Congressman John Kline (R-Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and a group of bipartisan Members of Congress, have introduced the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation that would ensure that child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, document and serve child victims of trafficking.

Congresswoman Karen Bass brings diplomatic leaders to address ongoing threat of Boko Haram

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release

Months after kidnappings, Nigerian and American diplomats addressed instability in Northern Nigeria and US response to Boko Haram.

CNN: Rep. Karen Bass joins Crossfire to discuss immigration reform

Jul 11, 2014 Video

On July 10, Rep. Karen Bass joined Paul Begala, S.E. Cupp, & Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) to discuss the crisis at the border and the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Immigration Telephone Town Hall

Share your thoughts and questions about immigration with Rep. Karen Bass! Sign up today to join our telephone town hall on July 24.


Growth and Opportunity in Africa Forum

Congressmember Karen Bass invites you to join us for a Growth and Opportunity in Africa Forum in coordination with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. RSVP today!

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Jul 10,2014
It looked like 1966 in South Los Angeles this week when the community galvanized into a united force to confront an issue many thought had long been overcome — allegations of police brutality against defenseless black citizens.
Jul 08,2014
California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow met today with a group of community activists in Culver City, demanding action in response to a cellphone video showing an officer repeatedly punching a woman, and he said the investigation would be expedited as much as possible.
Jul 08,2014
The commissioner of the California Highway Patrol called the CHP a "wounded" organization when he met with community leaders and activists Tuesday amid public outrage over an officer who was caught on video hitting a woman in the face.
Jul 08,2014
A bureaucratic debate over sentence construction is denying health care to young adults who were once in foster care, a round table on child welfare learned Monday. U.S. Reps. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., and Karen Bass, D-Calif., were joined by advocates and state officials for the lunchtime meeting in the Boone County Commission chambers.
Jul 03,2014
The recent deaths of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers have not only impacted the players on the world's stage, but also locally. The teenagers' bodies were found Monday evening in a field north of the Israeli city of Hebron, spurring a flow of grief from those around the world as well as in California.