Press Releases

Apr 23, 2015

Statement on Senate Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

Issues: Civil Rights

Rep. Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to serve as the United States' 83rd Attorney General.

Apr 22, 2015

Reps. Bass, Smith introduce resolution condemning April 2nd terrorist attack at Kenyan University

Congressmembers Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Chris Smith (R-NJ)—Ranking Member and Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations—today introduced H.Res. 216 condemning the heinous atrocities and terrorist attack that occurred on April 2, 2015, at Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya that killed 147 people, offering condolences to the friends, families and loved ones of those who were killed, and reaffirming the United States’ support for the people and government of Kenya.

Apr 17, 2015

Congressmember Bass hails bipartisan introduction of “AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015”

Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the bipartisan introduction of HR 1891, the “AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015” that will extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for 10 years.

Apr 14, 2015

Statement support President Obama removing Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Obama officially removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Apr 3, 2015

Statement condemning attack at Kenya’s Garissa University College

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement condemning the attack this morning at Garissa University College in Kenya:

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.

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