Congresswoman Karen Bass, member of the House Judiciary Committee, co-sponsored the bipartisan “Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013,” which would provide judges broader flexibility in tailoring prison sentences and help to reduce the overcrowded prison population.
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined Representative Ted Poe (R-TX.) in awarding the Eva Murillo Unsung Hero Award to the founder of Justice for Murdered Children (JFMC) LaWanda Hawkins in recognition of her tireless advocacy on behalf of area violence victims.
Rep. Karen Bass, Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass commonsense legislation extending background checks for all gun sales.
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, urged Secretary of State John Kerry to appoint a Special Envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes Region in response to the ongoing conflict in the DRC.
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement on the passing of former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher and community activist Sal Castro.
This weekend, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) spoke out on the need for Congress to enact comprehensive reforms to reduce gun violence in America.
This loss reminds us of the tremendous dangers foreign service officers and our men and women in uniform confront each and every day defending the ideals of peace, democracy and the rule of law.
Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa issued the following statement on the passing of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, the grandfather of modern African literature
Today Congresswoman Karen Bass (D – Calif.) introduced The Student Loan Fairness Act of 2013 to address the out of control debt being placed on the backs of over 37 million student loan borrowers across the country and end the need for Congress to continue enacting short-term deals to stop interest rates from doubling, which is set to take effect July 1.
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D – Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa released the following statement applauding the announcement of a Special Envoy for the United Nations to the troubled Great Lakes region of Africa as well as the European Union’s appointment of a Special Envoy to secure and stabilize the Sahel region of the continent.