Press Releases

Sep 23, 2013

Statement on Recent Attacks in Kenya

Rep. Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee released the following statement in reaction to the ongoing hostage crisis in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sep 11, 2013

Statement on President Obama’s Address to the Nation on Syria

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Karen Bass released this statement regarding the President’s address to the nation on Syria.

Sep 10, 2013

Statement Regarding Syria’s Proposed Relinquishment of Chemical Weapons

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee released the following statement in reaction to reports that Syria has accepted the Russian proposal to surrender control over its chemical weapons.

Aug 12, 2013

Statement on Attorney General Eric Holder's Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform Announcement

Issues: Criminal Justice

Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee released the following statement in reaction to Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice will avoid charging certain low-level and nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences.

Aug 2, 2013

Statement Commending Senate State Department Confirmations

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement commending the Senate for their confirmation of important diplomatic posts on the continent of Africa last night:

Aug 1, 2013

Statement on the Anniversary of the PREA

Issues: Criminal Justice

Ten years ago, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to protect youth from rape and violence in America’s federal jails and prisons, an issue that continues to plague our prison system today.

Jul 29, 2013

Statement on 105 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution

Issues: Foster Care & Adoption

Congresswoman Karen Bass, member of the House Judiciary Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, released the following statement in reaction to reports that authorities in more than 70 cities apprehended 150 pimps involved in child sex trafficking during raids over the weekend.

Jul 24, 2013

Statement on Senate Passage of Student Loan Interest Rate Legislation

Issues: Education

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement in response to Senate passage of legislation to address the doubling of interest rates on Stafford student loans:

Jul 19, 2013

Statement in Response to President Obama Remarks on the George Zimmerman Verdict

Issues: Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks on race and the George Zimmerman trial.

Jul 18, 2013

Statement on International Mandela Day

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee released the following statement on the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela, former president of the Republic of South Africa.

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