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