Press Releases

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.

Nov 25, 2014

Hundreds of Angelenos sign up for healthcare coverage at Rep. Karen Bass' Healthcare Resource Fair & Town Hall

Last Saturday, Congresswoman Karen Bass joined hundreds of families, insurance seekers, and healthcare advocates for a Healthcare Resource Fair and Town Hall.

Nov 24, 2014

Statement on Missouri grand jury failing to indict in Michael Brown shooting

Issues: Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson in shooting Michael Brown.

Nov 20, 2014

Statement on President Obama taking executive action on immigration reform

Issues: Immigration Reform

Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama announced his executive action that will stop the deportation of over 5 million immigrants living in the United States.

Nov 15, 2014

Statement calling on President Obama to take executive action on immigration reform

Issues: Immigration Reform

Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement calling on President Obama to take executive action to improve the country's immigration system.

Nov 13, 2014

Cicilline, Bass Introduce Congressional Resolution to Honor Health Workers Responding to Ebola

Following a House Foreign Affairs committee hearing entitled “Combatting Ebola in West Africa: The International Response” with top administration officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Karen Bass (D-CA) today introduced a congressional resolution to acknowledge and thank medical professionals and volunteers for their extraordinary courage in responding to the Ebola outbreak.

Nov 8, 2014

Statement on President Obama nominating Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

Issues: Civil Rights, Criminal Justice

Congressmember Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on President Obama's announcement today that he has nominated Loretta Lynch to serve as the next Attorney General:

Oct 29, 2014

Statement on Passing of Zambian President Michael Sata

Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement following the passing of Zambian President Michael Sata.

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