Apr 24, 2015

Congress moving forward on two of my top priorities: Fighting sex trafficking and ensuring a positive trade agreement with African nations

Issues: Criminal Justice, Foreign Policy, Foster Care & Adoption, U.S.-Africa Policy

This week Congress took important action on two fronts: Fighting sex trafficking and ensuring that the United States grows its trading relationship with the nations of Africa.

Nov 19, 2014

How Adam Became an Intern with Rep. Karen Bass

Issues: Local Issues

“My name is Adam El-Sahn and I would like to intern in your office in Washington. I brought my resume and I was hoping you might consider me.”

Jun 16, 2014

It is Time to #BringBackOurBoys

Issues: Foreign Policy, U.S.-Africa Policy

I am a member of Congress from Los Angeles. I am the highest ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. As I look around the world I grow more concerned by the day. We stand by as the bloody civil war in Syria reaches all new levels of brutality, and we bemoan the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian girls by religious extremists. I see a world seemingly divided into one of three camps: victimizer, victim and bystander. And what I fear most is that we have lost our ability to be outraged.

May 16, 2014

Fighting to #BringBackOurGirls

Issues: U.S.-Africa Policy

Ever since Congressmember Karen Bass first heard about the abduction of 200+ schoolgirls in Nigerian, she has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and encourage the international community to bring the girls home safely.

Mar 7, 2013

Really, nobody?

Mar 3, 2013

Congressional Delegation to Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Issues: Foreign Policy

Over the recent recess, Rep Bass joined Rep. Sewell and Senator Isakson in a 5-country visit to Africa led by Senator Chris Coons. The group visited Senegal, Mali, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Morocco.

Feb 20, 2013

Congressional Delegation to Africa: Mali

Issues: Foreign Policy

This week, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass joined fellow members of Congress on a Congressional Delegation to Africa. Follow along...

Dec 19, 2012

Q&A on Gun Control