Press Releases

Apr 18, 2014

Statement condemning attacks in South Sudan

Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement condemning the attacks yesterday on UN peackeepers in South Sudan:

Apr 10, 2014

Statement in opposition to House Republicans passing the Ryan Budget

Issues: Jobs & the Economy

Representative Paul Ryan and House Republicans today took the poorly thought out ideas of previous Republican budget proposals and somehow managed to make them worse.

Mar 25, 2014

Readout of Workforce Development Visit by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx & Rep. Karen Bass

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calf.) visited L.A. Trade Tech College (LATTC) on Friday, March 21, visiting with students and faculty.

Mar 12, 2014

South Los Angeles elected leaders to host re-entry town hall for those leaving jail and prison

Issues: Criminal Justice, Local Issues

Representative Karen Bass, State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) and Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer will join members of the community to share information about new laws and services impacting formerly incarcerated people and their families.

Feb 27, 2014

Statement on President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative

Issues: Civil Rights, Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass released the statement below following President Obama’s announcement of the “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative.

Feb 27, 2014

Rep. Bass’ statement praising the Foreign Affairs Committee passage of the “Electrify Africa Act”

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the “Electrify Africa Act of 2013".

Feb 26, 2014

Rep. Karen Bass issues statement on two year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

Issues: Civil Rights, Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement on the two year anniversary of the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Feb 24, 2014

Rep. Karen Bass joins Mayor Garcetti and community leaders for South LA Priorities meeting

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement following her meeting Friday with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and several community leaders from South Los Angeles as they gathered to discuss how the city and federal government can continue to collaborate to attract high paying jobs and bring state-of-the-art infrastructure and quality services to the area.

Feb 12, 2014

Statement from Rep. Karen Bass supporting District Attorney Jackie Lacey's "First Step" Program to Help Young Victims of Sex Trafficking

Issues: Foster Care & Adoption

Representative Karen Bass released the following statement today after Los Angeles District Attorney Jack Lacey’s announcement of a new program that will provide minors in Los Angeles County who were victims of sex trafficking with real resources to get them off the streets and into care.

Feb 11, 2014

Statement on support of legislation to increase the debt ceiling

Issues: Jobs & the Economy

Representative Karen Bass released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling until March, 2015.

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