Press Releases

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.

Jul 25, 2014

House unanimously passes Bass legislation to fight child link between sex trafficking and foster youth

Issues: Criminal Justice, Foster Care & Adoption, Local Issues

The House of Representatives today unanimously passed the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass that will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.

Jul 21, 2014

Statement on Sentencing Commission Decision to Reduce Drug Sentences

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the United States Sentencing Commission voted to authorize judges to reduce drug sentences for over 46,000 eligible prisoners beginning November 2015.

Jul 11, 2014

Congresswoman Bass introduces bipartisan legislation to fight child sex trafficking

Issues: Criminal Justice, Foster Care & Adoption

Congresswoman Karen Bass today announced that she and Congressman John Kline (R-Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and a group of bipartisan Members of Congress, have introduced the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation that would ensure that child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, document and serve child victims of trafficking.

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