Bill

Nov 25, 2013

Local Hire Act

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues, Transportation

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

Mar 21, 2013

Student Loan Fairness Act

Issues: Education

In June, Rep. Karen Bass joined a panel at Netroots Nation to discuss college affordability & her bill, the Student Loan Fairness Act, which aims to ease the burden of student debt. Click to learn more about her proposal.

Jun 7, 2012

Graduate Success Act of 2012

Issues: Education

Suspending interest on student loans during periods of unemployment will help out of work borrowers pay necessary bills immediately, like rent and utilities, while still allowing borrowers to pay the loan off later. As unemployed borrowers struggle to make ends meet and diligently look for work, legislation is needed to free them from accumulating interest adding to their financial burdens.

Jun 6, 2012

Homeownership Preservation Education (HOPE) Act

Issues: Housing

In an effort to create a healthy housing market with successful rates of homeownership, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass introduced the Homeownership Preservation Education (HOPE) Act which provides an interest rate deduction on the FHA mortgage insurance premium for first-time homebuyers that complete pre-purchase counseling.