Press Releases

Jul 1, 2015

Statement on President Obama's decision to reestablish diplomatic relations, reopen embassies with Cuba

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after President Obama announced that the Administration has reached a deal with Cuba to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies.

Jun 25, 2015

Statement on House and Senate Voting on Final Passage of AGOA

Issues: Foreign Policy, Jobs & the Economy, U.S.-Africa Policy

Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the House voted final passage of the reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Jun 25, 2015

Statement on Senate Passage of AGOA

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement after the Senate voted to pass H.R. 1295, the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes the reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Jun 11, 2015

Statement on House passage of African Growth and Opportunity Act

Issues: Foreign Policy, Jobs & the Economy, U.S.-Africa Policy

Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1295, the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which would extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Jun 10, 2015

Bass statement on Department of Education Corinthian College announcement

Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement after the Department of Education announced that it will forgive student loans for people impacted by Corinthian Colleges' closing campuses.

Jun 10, 2015

Rep. Karen Bass welcomes judges, formerly incarcerated young women for discussion on criminal justice system

As Congress begins to discuss reforms to our nation's criminal justice system, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) welcomed more than 100 attendees to a panel of juvenile court judges and young women who had involvement in the criminal justice system to discuss how Congress should address the specific needs of women and girls in the judicial system.

Jun 3, 2015

Statement calling on Congress to renew the Export-Import Bank without delay

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, U.S.-Africa Policy

Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement calling on Congressional Republicans to extend the Export-Import Bank before its charter expires on June 30.

May 30, 2015

Statement on Passing of Beau Biden

Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement upon learning that Beau Biden, son of Vice President Biden, has passed away.

May 26, 2015

Bipartisan legislation introduced to help Millennium Challenge Corp. more effectively combat global poverty

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, today joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member Elliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in introducing H.R. 2571, the "Millennium Compacts for Regional Economic Integration (M-CORE) Act." This legislation would update and provide the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) with the authority to develop up to one additional compact agreement with a partner country to spur regional economic development at the same time with the goal of regionally integrating development projects and expanding the organization’s impact.

May 20, 2015

Rep. Karen Bass teams up with former foster youth for 4th Annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day"

Issues: Foster Care & Adoption, Local Issues

Los Angeles’ Briana Smith went to Capitol Hill to spend the day with Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif) for the 4th Annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day." On May 20, Ms. Smith joined more than 60 other foster youth alumni from across the country who traveled to Washington to shadow members of Congress to get a behind-the-scenes look at the House of Representatives and to share their experiences in the child welfare system as a way to influence policy around foster care.

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