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Feb 26, 2013

“Africa Has Done Marvelous Over the Last 12-18 months” Amb Johnnie Carson

Issues: Foreign Policy

Several guests including Hon. Karen Bass, ranking member House Committee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights, showered praises on Ambassador Carson for his dedication of service to the continent.

Feb 25, 2013 | Los Angeles Wave

Rep. Karen Bass announces art competition

Rep. Karen Bass has sent out a bulletin encouraging art students in her 37th Congressional District to enter the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery."

Feb 19, 2013 | KPCC

Immigration reform's unintended impact on foster care kids

Issues: Foster Care & Adoption, Immigration Reform

As Congress prepares to tackle immigration reform, two Southland Democrats are addressing an unintended consequence of the current policy. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it involves thousands of U.S.-born children of undocumented parents in foster care.

Feb 18, 2013 | Reuters

U.S. could resume direct Mali military aid if elections successful

Issues: Foreign Policy

The United States is likely to eventually resume direct support for Mali's military, but only after full restoration of democracy through elections, the head of a visiting U.S. Congress delegation said on Monday.

Feb 18, 2013 | Associated Press

US legislators in Mali on fact-finding mission

Issues: Foreign Policy

Rep. Karen Bass and a delegation of U.S. lawmakers met with military officials in Mali's capital on Monday, and urged caution as the French-led military intervention to wrest back control of the country's north from the al-Qaida fighters entered its fifth week.

Feb 15, 2013 | MSNBC

Hagel’s holdup comes down to GOP ‘vendetta’

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says Senate Republicans are embarrassing the U.S. in the international community by delaying the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.

Feb 13, 2013 | Los Angeles Wave

Rep. Karen Bass likes call for minimum wage hike

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass set forth her positive take on the State of the Union address in a virtual town hall with Southland constituents Tuesday. In particular, Bass zeroed in on the president’s call to increase the minimum wage — pegging it to the cost of living.

Feb 13, 2013 | The Root

Black Leaders Score Obama's Speech

Issues: Jobs & the Economy

After the speech, The Root caught up with NAACP President Ben Jealous and members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Rep. Karen Bass, to get their take on the content of the president's message.

Feb 11, 2013 | Los Angeles Times

Deportation's forgotten children

Issues: Foster Care & Adoption, Immigration Reform, Local Issues

As Congress looks toward meaningful immigration reform, we must take care not to neglect one of the most heartbreaking problems within the current, broken system: what happens to children when their parents or guardians are deported.

Feb 8, 2013 | The Grio

Opinion: Uplifting African-American foster youth

Issues: Civil Rights, Local Issues

The disproportionate number of African American’s in foster care must remain in our conscience during Black History Month, and the many more months to come until racial disparities are eradicated.