Press Releases

May 28, 2014

Statement on the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou

Issues: Local Issues

Today, the world mourns the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. Read Rep. Karen Bass's statement here.

May 23, 2014

Statement about the Defense Authorization Act of 2015

Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement against the "Defense Authorization Act of 2015".

May 21, 2014

Rep. Karen Bass to Join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in Visiting West Africa to Promote Trade

Congresswoman Karen Bass announced today that she would join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and 20 American companies, including two California companies, on an Energy Business Development trade mission to Nigeria. The California firms joining the mission are SolarReserve from Santa Monica and EEC from Burlingame.

May 20, 2014

Statement on House passing legislation to fight human trafficking

Issues: Criminal Justice, Foster Care & Adoption

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) issued this statement after the House of Representatives passed five pieces of legislation to combat human trafficking.

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.

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