Press Releases

Dec 12, 2013

House Passes Bass Resolution Honoring Nelson Mandela

Issues: Civil Rights, U.S.-Africa Policy

The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Resolution 434, a bipartisan resolution authored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) to honor the life of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Dec. 5.

Dec 12, 2013

Statement on Opposition to Budget Proposal

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues

I want to thank Senator Patty Murray for her work and effort to forge a compromise with the House Republicans. Unfortunately, I could not in good conscious support legislation that did not extend unemployment insurance and still will force through cuts to vital programs while not closing corporate tax loopholes.

Dec 10, 2013

Statement on Senate Confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt as Federal Housing Finance Agency Director

Issues: Housing

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement today on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt as the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

Dec 5, 2013

Passing of South African President Nelson Mandela

Issues: Civil Rights, U.S.-Africa Policy

Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on the passing of former South African President and global leader, Nelson Mandela.

Nov 25, 2013

Rep. Bass Introduces Legislation to Benefit Local Workers

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, Local Issues

Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass introduced legislation that will allow transit agencies like the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to prioritize hiring local residents for highway and transit projects.

Nov 21, 2013

Rep. Karen Bass Releases Statement in Support of Senate Filibuster Reform

Issues: Housing

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement in support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democrats who reformed the Senate’s filibuster rules to improve the process for approving presidential appointees.

Nov 21, 2013

Rep. Karen Bass Releases Statement in Support of Fasting Immigration Advocates

Issues: Immigration Reform, Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass released this statement in support of immigration advocates’ week-long fast outside the U.S. Capitol, calling on Speaker John Boehner to schedule a vote on immigration reform legislation.

Nov 20, 2013

Rep. Bass Introduces Legislation to Enable More Students Attend College

Issues: Criminal Justice, Education

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) announced that she has joined with Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) in introducing legislation that will open up affordable college education to tens of thousands of American students.

Oct 16, 2013

Statement on the Deal to Reopen the Government and Avert Default

Issues: Jobs & the Economy

Congresswoman Karen Bass released this statement on the deal to reopen the government and avert a default on our nation’s debt.

Oct 15, 2013

Statement on Recent Reports of Illness Due to Oil Drilling in South Los Angeles

Issues: Environment & Energy

Congressmember Karen Bass released this statement in reaction to recent reports of illness linked to oil drilling in the University Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles.

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