Press Releases

Dec 20, 2012

Statement Following State Department Testimony Into Benghazi Attacks

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after testimony from Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Thomas Nides into the findings from the accountability review board investigation into the September 11th attacks against the U.S. Consulate in Libya, which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Dec 17, 2012

In Case You Missed It: Rep. Bass Holds Legislative Townhall, Reviews First Term Accomplishments and Honors Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Issues: Education, Environment & Energy, Foreign Policy, Health Care, Housing, Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues, Transportation, Veterans

On Sunday December 16th Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) held a 2012 Legislative Year In Review Town Hall discussing issues of most concern to her constituents and reviewing legislative accomplishments from her first term in office.

Dec 13, 2012

Statement From Rep. Karen Bass, Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee, On Ambassador Susan Rice

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights released the following statement today regarding Ambassador Susan Rice.

Dec 11, 2012

Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights Joins House Colleagues In Asking For Congo Envoys

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights joined 12 members of the U.S. House of Representatives asking the Obama Administration to appoint a U.S. envoy as well as the appointment of a U.N. envoy to help in diffusing the crisis engulfing eastern Congo.

Dec 6, 2012

Bass Says Fiscal Cliff Deal Possible If GOP Leads and Rejects Grover Norquist

Today Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Member of the House Budget Committee held a press conference call to discuss the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations and the devastating impact for California’s economy if an agreement is not reached.

Nov 30, 2012

Statement in Recognition of World AIDS Day

Issues: Foreign Policy

Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights released the following statement in recognition of World AIDS Day which will take place tomorrow:

Sep 27, 2012

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Rev. Jesse Jackson Successful Negotiations to Free Two Americans from Imprisonment in Gambia

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the Senior Democrat on the House Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement after a successful, in-person appeal by Rev. Jesse Jackson to President Dr. Alhaji Yahya Jammeh of Gambia for the release of two American citizens, Amadou Scattred Janneh and Tamsir Jasseh who were serving a life and 20 year sentences, respectively, for treason.

Sep 27, 2012

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Obama Administration's Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

Issues: Foreign Policy, Foster Care & Adoption

Today, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after President Obama announced additional efforts to combat and eliminate human trafficking, which affects more than 20 million people around the world.

Aug 31, 2012

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Addresses Housing Crisis in Town Hall, One-on-One Counseling, Workshop for Homeowners

Issues: Housing, Jobs & the Economy

With thousands of California homeowners facing foreclosure, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass held a community town hall and consumer rights workshop to provide residents with one-on-one foreclosure counseling, financial guidance, as well as brief attendees on current legislation in Congress to help homeowners who are facing foreclosure stay in their homes.

Aug 2, 2012

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Passage of African Growth and Opportunity Act

Issues: Foreign Policy

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights made the following statement in response to the passage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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