Press Releases

Oct 24, 2014

Statement on Dr. Craig Spencer being diagnosed with Ebola

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola in New York City:

Sep 19, 2014

Statement on Housing and Urban Development final Promise Zone Application

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues

This Final Application will pit Los Angeles neighborhoods against each other as they apply for Promise Zone designation, forcing Mayor Garcetti to choose just one application and turn down other strong ones.

Sep 16, 2014

Statement on President Obama's announcement of sending troops and resources to West Africa to fight Ebola

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on President Obama's announcement that he would be sending military medical personnel to Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak:

Aug 21, 2014

Statement on the Release of American Ebola Patients

I join people from around the world in joy and gratitude over the announcement today that Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly have been cured of the Ebola virus and released from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital.

Aug 15, 2014

Statement condemning anti-Semitic flyers being left in a Westwood business

Issues: Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after reports of anti-Semitic flyers being left at a Westwood business.

Aug 13, 2014

Statement on George McKenna School Board victory

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement today following Dr. George McKenna’s victory in last night's special election for the Los Angeles Board of Education, District 1.

Aug 7, 2014

Statement on verdict in killing of Renisha McBride

Issues: Civil Rights, Criminal Justice

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after a jury found Theodore Wafer guilty of 2nd degree murder in killing 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

Aug 5, 2014

Statement on the passing of Brenda Marsh-Mitchell

Issues: Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement upon learning of the death of Brenda Marsh-Mitchell.

Aug 1, 2014

Congressmember Bass introduces bipartisan legislation to address West Africa Ebola outbreak

Rep. Karen Bass, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, introduced legislation along with 57 of her House colleagues calling upon the United States to work with international health authorities to assist Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia--nations impacted by the Ebola crisis--in the development and fielding of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to treat victims and those at risk of contracting this deadly disease

Jul 25, 2014

Statement on Meriam Ibrahim’s release from Sudan

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after the release of Meriam Ibrahim from Sudan.

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