Press Releases

Jan 8, 2014

Statement on Violence in the Central African Republic

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on the violence in the Central African Republic.

Dec 28, 2013

Statement Calling on Uganda's President to Veto Anti-Homosexuality Legislation

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

Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement calling on Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to veto the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Dec 23, 2013

Statement on Violence in South Sudan

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on the violence in South Sudan.

Dec 17, 2013

Statement from Rep. Karen Bass on Filling Term on LA Unified School Board

Representative Karen Bass released the following statement today on Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD’s) upcoming decision on how to fill the vacant seat following the passing of Board Member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte.

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.

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