Press Releases

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.

Dec 29, 2014

Statement on Possible Ambush of Police Officers in South LA

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after two people fired on Los Angeles Police Officers Sunday night.

Dec 29, 2014

Statement on Ezell Ford Autopsy and LAPD Shooting

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the release of the autopsy of Ezell Ford, an unarmed 25-year-old who was shot and killed by LAPD officers in August.

Dec 17, 2014

Rep. Bass Applauds Moves to Normalize Diplomatic Relations with Cuba, Release of Alan Gross

Issues: Foreign Policy

Today, following the announcement of American Alan Gross’ release from a Cuban prison after five years of incarceration, President Barack Obama announced significant changes in U.S. policy as it relates to Cuba to promote more effective change in Cuba that is consistent with U.S. support for the Cuban people and in line with U.S. national security interests. In addition to changing diplomatic relations, changes to remittance, trade and travel rules are also being proposed. These changes are the most dramatic since relations were severed in 1961.

Dec 11, 2014

Statement opposing GOP Budget Bill

Issues: Jobs & the Economy

Washington. DC--Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after voting to oppose the 2015 CROmnibus legislation.

Dec 3, 2014

Statement on a Staten Island grand jury deciding not to indict a New York Police Department officer in the death of Eric Garner

Issues: Civil Rights, Criminal Justice

Congresswoman Karen Bass), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after a Staten Island grand jury did not indict New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo after the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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