Press Releases

Jun 19, 2014

Rep. Karen Bass introduces legislation to increase international investment and lift quality of life across the globe

Rep. Karen Bass announced today she has introduced the “Millennium Compacts for Regional Economic and Integration Act” (M-CORE), legislation that will expand flexibility of the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to do additional projects with countries with the hope of further promoting regional integration and cross border cooperation.

Jun 18, 2014

Statement on the escalation of violence in Iraq

Issues: Foreign Policy

Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement about the escalating instability in Iraq.

Jun 16, 2014

Congresswoman Bass fighting to ensure South Los Angeles designated as a “Promise Zone”

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues

Today, Rep. Karen Bass today sent a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan to help areas in South Los Angeles become a designated “Promise Zone.”

Jun 10, 2014

House adopts Bass amendment to allow “local hire” policies for transit agencies

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation today authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass that would allow local transit agencies like Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to prioritize hiring local residents for highway and transit projects. The amendment was adopted as part of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill.

Jun 2, 2014

Congressmember Bass teams up with a foster youth alumni for third annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day"

Issues: Foster Care & Adoption, Local Issues

Los Angeles resident Toni Washington went to Capitol Hill to spend the day with Rep. Karen Bass for the third annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day." Washington joined nearly 70 other foster youth alumni from across the country who traveled to Washington to shadow members of Congress to get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the House of Representatives and to share their experiences in the child welfare system as a way to influence policy around foster care.

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.