Press Releases

Jul 17, 2012

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on the Passing of Civil Rights Activist Willis Edwards

Issues: Local Issues

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement after learning of the passing of civil rights activist, Willis Edwards

Jul 11, 2012

Statement on 33rd Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

Issues: Health Care

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement today after House Republicans voted for the 33rd time to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill is not expected to see further legislative activity in Congress.

Jun 28, 2012

Rep. Karen Bass Statement in Opposition to House Republican Contempt Vote

Today, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after Democratic Members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, walked off the Floor of the House of Representatives rather than participate in an outrageous vote to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for allegations in the “Fast and Furious” investigation.

Jun 28, 2012

Statement on Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act

Issues: Health Care

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement today after the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court which declared the entire Affordable Care Act constitutional.

Jun 25, 2012

Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Arizona SB1070 Unconstitutional

Issues: Local Issues

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court declared three of out four provisions in Arizona’s SB1070 unconstitutional.

Jun 17, 2012

Announces Affordable Care Act Award for University of Southern California

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) congratulated the University of Southern California on being selected to receive Health Care Innovation Award of $12 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Jun 15, 2012

Statement on Obama Administration DREAM Act-Eligible Youth Provision

Issues: Education, Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security program aimed at protecting nearly one million youth that are eligible for the DREAM Act from facing deportation.

Jun 15, 2012

Bass Reflects on First Official Visit to Africa

Issues: Foreign Policy

In May, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member on the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Right traveled to Uganda and Kenya on her first visit to the continent as the Senior Democrat of the Subcommittee.

Jun 15, 2012

Bass, White House, Local Organizations Examine National Substance Abuse Policies

Issues: Local Issues

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass participated in a roundtable conversation with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Gil Kerlikowske, which was hosted by the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) to discuss the state of drug treatment nationally and current initiatives from the Obama Administration that support drug free communities and youth.

Jun 12, 2012

Statement on FBI Report on Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement after the release of a report stating that Penn State officials showed “total and consistent disregard” for the welfare and protection of child sex abuse victims of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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