Press Releases

Mar 18, 2013

Rep. Karen Bass and Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell Tout Benefits To Californians as the 3rd Anniversary of Healthcare Reform Nears

Issues: Health Care

Congresswoman and former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and California Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Calif.) held a press conference call highlighting the success of the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” for California residents and discuss next steps in the law’s implementation as the 3rd Anniversary of President Obama’s signing of this historic law nears this week.

Mar 12, 2013

Statement in Response to Republican Budget

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement in response to the release of the Republican budget.

Mar 11, 2013

Passage of Republican Proposal to Fund Government for the Remainder of the Fiscal Year

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement regarding the Republican proposal for a Continuing Resolution to fund the government for the remainder of the 2013 Fiscal Year

Mar 3, 2013

Statement on Eve of Kenya Elections

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa released the following statement on the eve of Kenya's presidential, parliamentary and local elections.

Feb 28, 2013

Statement on House Passage of Violence Against Women Act

Issues: Criminal Justice

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after House passage of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

Feb 22, 2013

Members of Congress Urge HHS to Extend ACA Health Coverage Parity for Foster Youth

Issues: Foster Care & Adoption, Health Care

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif) and Congressman Jim McDermott (D-Wash), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, along with 13 other Members of the Caucus, sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging the department to refine proposed regulations to ensure that all eligible foster youth have the same healthcare access as young adults who are eligible to receive health coverage to age 26 under their parents’ health insurance plans.

Feb 14, 2013

Statement on Foreign Affairs Hearing on Conflict in Mali

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations released the following statement after participating in a full committee hearing focused on the ongoing conflict in Mali.

Feb 12, 2013

Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

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

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

Feb 7, 2013

Statement on Potential Violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act

Issues: Foster Care & Adoption

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth released the following statement after the release of an extensive report to Congress from the Crow Creek Sioux Nation and seven other tribes accusing South Dakota of systematically violating the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Feb 6, 2013

Statement On Postal Service Announcement to End Saturday Delivery

Issues: Local Issues

Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif) issued the following statement in response to the announcement of the Postal Service’s announcement that it will end Saturday delivery:

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