Press Releases

Mar 24, 2015

Members of Los Angeles Congressional Delegation urge federal funding for Regional Connector and Purple Line Extension

Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) and 4 additional members of the Los Angeles Area Congressional Delegation sent a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide at least $330 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Fiscal Year 2016 for the Downtown Regional Connector and the Westside Purple Line Subway Extension.

Mar 6, 2015

Statement on the last Ebola patient in Liberia being discharged

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the last Ebola patient in Liberia was discharged from a treatment center in Monrovia.

Mar 3, 2015

Statement condemning last weekend’s New York Times ad attacking National Security Advisor Susan Rice

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement condemning last weekend’s full-page ad in the New York Times attacking National Security Advisory Susan Rice.

Jan 29, 2015

USTR Froman Keynotes Africa Forum with Business and Diplomatic Leaders to Urge Congress to Reauthorize AGOA

Congressmember Karen Bass yesterday joined U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman for a forum in conjunction with the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss the reauthorization of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act.

Jan 27, 2015

House unanimously passes Bass-Kline bipartisan legislation to fight link between child sex trafficking

Issues: Foster Care & Adoption, Local Issues

Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 469, the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015.” Introduced by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), the legislation will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.

Jan 22, 2015

Statement in opposition to “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

Issues: Civil Rights

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after voting against legislation that would take away healthcare tax credits under the Affordable Care Act if the insurer provides abortion coverage.

Jan 15, 2015

Statement opposing House Republican vote to repeal President Obama's executive action to help young immigrants and immigrant families

Issues: Immigration Reform, Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after voting against the House Republican proposals that would roll back the President's executive actions to ensure immigrant families can stay together and provides young immigrants a path to stay in the United States:

Jan 14, 2015

Statement condemning Boko Haram continued attacks in Northern Nigeria

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement condemning Boko Haram and the escalating violence in Nigeria.

Jan 9, 2015

Statement opposing legislation jamming through the Keystone XL Pipeline

Issues: Environment & Energy

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after voting against legislation that would force the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Jan 8, 2015

Statement opposing the 54th Republican Attempt to Undermine the Affordable Care Act

Issues: Health Care

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after voting to oppose the Sabotage American Workers Act of 2015.