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Mar 25, 2014

Readout of Workforce Development Visit by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx & Rep. Karen Bass

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calf.) visited L.A. Trade Tech College (LATTC) on Friday, March 21, visiting with students and faculty.

Jan 15, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Can L.A. find a way to create local jobs from local transit projects?

A bill would allow projects such as the Crenshaw light-rail line to give hiring preference to area workers. It's a good idea.

Nov 26, 2013

The Source: Congresswoman Karen Bass introduces local hire legislation — bill is consistent with America Fast Forward legislation

The rationale has been that all Americans should have access to jobs created with national funding, but the policy fails to take into account that most of the funding for most projects these days is raised locally.

Nov 25, 2013

Local Hire Act

The Local Hire Act is designed to spur local job-creation through federally funded transit projects across the country.

May 24, 2013

Los Angeles Wave: Officials celebrate funding for Leimert Park rail station

In what has been hailed as a victory for the Black community standing as one, political, civic and community leaders celebrated the funding of a Leimert Park Village station on the proposed Crenshaw/LAX light rail line Friday.

May 24, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement on $120 Million Appropriation For Leimert Park Village Train Station

Rep. Karen Bass released a statement in reaction to the appropriation of $120 million from the Los Angeles City Council and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for an underground train station in Leimert Park Village along the Crenshaw Line.

Feb 12, 2013

Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

Dec 17, 2012

In Case You Missed It: Rep. Bass Holds Legislative Townhall, Reviews First Term Accomplishments and Honors Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

On Sunday December 16th Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) held a 2012 Legislative Year In Review Town Hall discussing issues of most concern to her constituents and reviewing legislative accomplishments from her first term in office.

Apr 13, 2012

Fighting to Secure Federal Funding to Build Leimert Park Station on Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after initiating a letter signed by Los Angeles Congressional Members to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood which fights for federal funding from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program to build a Leimert Park Station on the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

Mar 21, 2012

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Introduces Transportation Amendment to Support Crenshaw/LAX, EXPO Light Rail Lines and Leimert Park Station

Today, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass offered an amendment to the Republican’s fiscal year 2013 budget that would provide an optimal opportunity for Los Angeles to build three critical transportation projects in Los Angeles including the Crenshaw/LAX line, Expo light rail line as well as building a Leimert Park station along the Crenshaw line.