Press Releases

Jul 10, 2013

Rep. Bass Introduces Legislation Banning Use of Federal Funds For Fracking At Inglewood Oil Field

Issues: Environment & Energy, Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass offered an amendment to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2014 (H.R. 2609) that called for no federal funds to be used to implement, administer or enforce fracking in the Inglewood Oil Field for the coming fiscal year.

Jul 8, 2013

Statement on GOP Press Conference on Student Loan Interest Rates

Issues: Education

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement in reaction to congressional Republicans' press conference on the doubling of student loan interest rates.

Jul 2, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Bill Gray

Issues: Civil Rights

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement on the passing of former Representative William H. Gray (D-Pa.), the first African American to Chair the House Budget Committee as well as the first to serve as majority whip in the House of Representatives.

Jun 27, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement on the Passage of the Resolution Calling for an End to the Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after the Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed her bipartisan resolution to address the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Jun 26, 2013

Statement on Supreme Court Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

Issues: Civil Rights

Congresswoman Karen Bass, a Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8.

Jun 25, 2013

Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling Regarding the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Issues: Civil Rights

Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a key component of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Jun 22, 2013

Statement On The Nomination of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield To Serve As Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the next Assistant Secretary for African Affairs.

Jun 19, 2013

Statement on Appointment of New Special Envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes Region

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee released the following statement on Secretary John Kerry’s selection of former Senator Russ Feingold as Special Envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes Region.

Jun 18, 2013

Rep. Bass Joins Los Angeles Hunger Advocate, Food Stamp Recipient in Condemning Proposed Cuts To SNAP Nutrition Program

Congresswoman Karen Bass joined Los Angeles hunger advocates and a recipient of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in speaking out against proposed cuts to food stamp programs in the Farm Bill.

Jun 5, 2013

Statement on Ambassador Susan Rice's Appointment to Serve as National Security Advisor

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee released this statement on President Obama's nomination of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to serve as White House National Security Advisor.

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