Press Releases

Jul 29, 2013

Statement on 105 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution

Issues: Foster Care & Adoption

Congresswoman Karen Bass, member of the House Judiciary Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, released the following statement in reaction to reports that authorities in more than 70 cities apprehended 150 pimps involved in child sex trafficking during raids over the weekend.

Jul 24, 2013

Statement on Senate Passage of Student Loan Interest Rate Legislation

Issues: Education

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement in response to Senate passage of legislation to address the doubling of interest rates on Stafford student loans:

Jul 19, 2013

Statement in Response to President Obama Remarks on the George Zimmerman Verdict

Issues: Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks on race and the George Zimmerman trial.

Jul 18, 2013

Statement on International Mandela Day

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee released the following statement on the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela, former president of the Republic of South Africa.

Jul 17, 2013

Statement on Latest Efforts to Undermine Obamacare

Issues: Health Care

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after voting against the latest House Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Jul 16, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement on Latest Demonstrations Following Zimmerman Verdict, Local Arrests

Issues: Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement on the latest developments in Los Angeles after the Zimmerman verdict and local arrests related to demonstrations across the city.

Jul 14, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement on the Jury Verdict in the Trayvon Martin Murder Trial

Issues: Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement in reaction to the jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial.

Jul 11, 2013

Statement on Passage of GOP Farm Bill Without SNAP

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Republican Farm Bill without the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps.

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.

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