Press Releases

May 14, 2014

Statement on President Obama's Announcement of Sanctions on Individuals in the Central African Republic

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on President Obama announcing sanctions for the Central African Republic.

May 12, 2014

Statement on South Sudan Leaders Signing Agreement to Resolve the Crisis in South Sudan

Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Macharan signed an Agreement to Resolve the Crisis in South Sudan.

May 8, 2014

Statement on the House of Representatives passing “Electrify Africa Act of 2014”

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the “Electrify Africa Act of 2014."

May 8, 2014

Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning the Abduction of School Girls in Nigeria

Congresswoman Karen Bass joined Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Congressman Ed Royce (CA-39), Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16), Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-26), and Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) in introducing House Resolution 573, a resolution condemning the abduction of Nigerian school girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

May 6, 2014

Congressional Black Caucus plots path forward

Issues: Civil Rights

The Supreme Court upended two major civil rights laws in recent years, striking down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act and upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action. It’s enough to leave CBC members downbeat about the court’s role in civil rights work - and ready to draft their next steps.

May 2, 2014

Statement on kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian young women and girls

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement following the kidnapping on April 15 of more than 200 female students by Boko Haram from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria.

Apr 28, 2014

Statement on Killing of 22 People in the Central African Republic

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after the killing 22 people, which included 15 tribal chiefs and three members of Doctors Without Borders, in the town of Nanga in the Central African Republic.

Apr 25, 2014

Statement on EPA Consent Order about AllenCo's South LA Site

Issues: Environment & Energy, Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the statement below regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) consent order requiring AllenCo Energy Inc. to make improvements at its oil and gas pumping facility in University Park.

Apr 24, 2014

Bass: Congress Needs to Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank Without Delay

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement released the following statement after the Export–Import Bank sent proposed reauthorization legislation to Congress calling for a five year extension and an increase in the Bank’s exposure limit.

Apr 18, 2014

Statement condemning attacks in South Sudan

Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement condemning the attacks yesterday on UN peackeepers in South Sudan:

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