Rep. Bass introduces bipartisan legislation to ensure foster youth can continue to receive crucial housing and healthcare through age 23
As part of her work to ensure that foster youth are successful as they move into adulthood and to combat some of the startling statistics about former foster youth, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) today joined the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth co-chairs Reps. Tom Marino (R-PA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Diane Black (R-TN) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) to introduce H.R. 3160, the "Foster Youth Independence Act of 2015."
Rep. Karen Bass hosts U.S.-Africa trade forum to examine next steps following AGOA's reauthorization
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, welcomed more than 120 participants, including members of the African private sector, diaspora and civil society, Obama Administration officials and the African diplomatic corps, to the first Congressional public forum on the future of U.S.-Africa trade now that President Obama has signed legislation that will extend the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for 10 years.
Mandela Washington Fellows stress role of youth for strong African governance today and in the future
In their first public event this year, the 2015 Class of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) were welcomed to the U.S. Capitol by Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, for the latest edition of the "Africa Policy Forum."
Following meeting with Santa Monica and Los Angeles residents, both members of Congress agree that it is time to close the airport.
Statement on President Obama's decision to reestablish diplomatic relations, reopen embassies with Cuba
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.
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).
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).
After stops in the Crenshaw and Cheviot Hills neighborhoods, Rep. Karen Bass brought together over 50 Mid-City residents at the Memorial Branch Library on Saturday, June 20.
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).
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.