Congresswoman Karen Bass, founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth introduced the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act” in the wake of alarming trends showing foster youth represent a very high percentage of trafficking victims.
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa released the following statement on the United Nations Security Council’s unanimous vote to establish a peacekeeping force for Mali.
Congresswoman Karen Bass announced the promotion of Jenny Wood to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff in her Washington DC office.
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued this statement on the announcement that a national task force will be investigating a fire at Bethesda Temple Apostolic Church in South Los Angeles.
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.