Press Releases

Jan 13, 2016

Statement on the passing of Ashley Gammon

Issues: Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, DC--Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the statement below on the passing of Ashley Gammon, who served as the Congresswoman’s communications director from October 2011 to October 2012:

Jan 11, 2016

Statement following oral arguments in Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association at the United States Supreme Court

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Friedrichs vs. California

Jan 5, 2016

Bass statement on Obama's executive action to reduce gun violence

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after President Obama unveiled today a series of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence:

Dec 29, 2015

Statement on no indictment in shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice

WASHINGTON, DC--Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after an Ohio grand jury decided not to return an indictment in the 2014 police shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice:

Dec 19, 2015

Bass statement on the passage of Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Legislation includes Bass amendment to continue successful local hire program

Dec 3, 2015

Bass, Davis statement on House passing the "Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015"

Issues: Education, Foster Care & Adoption

Legislation includes Davis-Bass legislation that would ensure educational stability for foster youth

Nov 20, 2015

Rep. Bass introduces bipartisan legislation to curb recidivism, increase opportunities for ex-offenders

Issues: Civil Rights, Criminal Justice

In light of President Obama's work to stem over-incarceration, Congressmember Karen Bass introduced bipartisan legislation that would bolster the Administration's efforts to eliminate barriers to education for ex-offenders.

Nov 5, 2015

Rep. Bass introduces legislation to address Physician Assistant educational needs

Issues: Health Care

As the only former Physician Assistant (PA) now serving in Congress, Rep. Karen Bass introduced two pieces of legislation to make sure that people who want to become Physician Assistants have the ability to successfully attend college as well as making sure that Physician Assistant education programs have the resources they need.

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