Press Releases

Jan 29, 2015

USTR Froman Keynotes Africa Forum with Business and Diplomatic Leaders to Urge Congress to Reauthorize AGOA

Congressmember Karen Bass yesterday joined U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman for a forum in conjunction with the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss the reauthorization of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act.

Jan 27, 2015

House unanimously passes Bass-Kline bipartisan legislation to fight link between child sex trafficking

Issues: Foster Care & Adoption, Local Issues

Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 469, the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015.” Introduced by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), the legislation will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.

Jan 22, 2015

Statement in opposition to “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

Issues: Civil Rights

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after voting against legislation that would take away healthcare tax credits under the Affordable Care Act if the insurer provides abortion coverage.

Jan 15, 2015

Statement opposing House Republican vote to repeal President Obama's executive action to help young immigrants and immigrant families

Issues: Immigration Reform, Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after voting against the House Republican proposals that would roll back the President's executive actions to ensure immigrant families can stay together and provides young immigrants a path to stay in the United States:

Jan 14, 2015

Statement condemning Boko Haram continued attacks in Northern Nigeria

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement condemning Boko Haram and the escalating violence in Nigeria.

Jan 9, 2015

Statement opposing legislation jamming through the Keystone XL Pipeline

Issues: Environment & Energy

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after voting against legislation that would force the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Jan 8, 2015

Statement opposing the 54th Republican Attempt to Undermine the Affordable Care Act

Issues: Health Care

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after voting to oppose the Sabotage American Workers Act of 2015.

Dec 29, 2014

Statement on Possible Ambush of Police Officers in South LA

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after two people fired on Los Angeles Police Officers Sunday night.

Dec 29, 2014

Statement on Ezell Ford Autopsy and LAPD Shooting

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the release of the autopsy of Ezell Ford, an unarmed 25-year-old who was shot and killed by LAPD officers in August.

Dec 17, 2014

Rep. Bass Applauds Moves to Normalize Diplomatic Relations with Cuba, Release of Alan Gross

Issues: Foreign Policy

Today, following the announcement of American Alan Gross’ release from a Cuban prison after five years of incarceration, President Barack Obama announced significant changes in U.S. policy as it relates to Cuba to promote more effective change in Cuba that is consistent with U.S. support for the Cuban people and in line with U.S. national security interests. In addition to changing diplomatic relations, changes to remittance, trade and travel rules are also being proposed. These changes are the most dramatic since relations were severed in 1961.