Press Releases

Feb 5, 2013

Statement on President Obama Urging Congress to Enact a Sequestration Deal

Issues: Jobs & the Economy

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's statement urging Congress to enact a short-term sequestration deal if a larger proposal cannot be reached before these devastating cuts take effect

Jan 23, 2013

Statement On House Passage of Bill to Raise Debt Ceiling

Issues: Jobs & the Economy

Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif) issued the following statement in response to House passage of legislation to temporarily raise the nation’s debt ceiling:

Jan 22, 2013

Statement On 40th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade

Issues: Health Care

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling which established a woman’s right to reproductive choice:

Jan 21, 2013

Statement in Recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday

Issues: Civil Rights

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday holiday.

Jan 16, 2013

Statement on President Obama’s Proposals for Comprehensive Steps to Reduce Gun Violence

Issues: Criminal Justice, Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif), member of the House Judiciary Committee issued the following statement on President Obama’s proposals for comprehensive steps to reduce gun violence:

Jan 16, 2013

Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Reappointment to Serve as Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif) released the following statement today on her reappointment to serve as Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations in the 113th Congress. Representative Bass is currently the only African American woman serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Jan 8, 2013

Statement in Reaction to Congolese Rebels Declaring a Ceasefire

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Ranking of Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights issued the following statement today in reaction to Congolese rebels declaring a unilateral ceasefire in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Dec 28, 2012

Statement On Putin Signing Legislation Banning Americans from Adopting Russian Children

Issues: Foreign Policy, Foster Care & Adoption

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-founder of the bi-partisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth released the following statement on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to sign legislation banning Americans from adopting Russian children.

Dec 21, 2012

Statement on Nomination of Senator John Kerry To Secretary of State

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Karen Bass, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights, released the following statement today in reaction to the announcement of President Barack Obama’s nomination of Senator John Kerry to be Secretary of State.

Dec 21, 2012

Statement on Speaker Boehner's Pulled "Plan B" Bill

Issues: Jobs & the Economy

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement today in reaction to Speaker Boehner’s decision to pull his own Plan B fiscal cliff bill as the deadline looms to avoid dramatic tax increases on middle class families:

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