Press Releases

Jun 18, 2013

Rep. Bass Joins Los Angeles Hunger Advocate, Food Stamp Recipient in Condemning Proposed Cuts To SNAP Nutrition Program

Congresswoman Karen Bass joined Los Angeles hunger advocates and a recipient of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in speaking out against proposed cuts to food stamp programs in the Farm Bill.

Jun 5, 2013

Statement on Ambassador Susan Rice's Appointment to Serve as National Security Advisor

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee released this statement on President Obama's nomination of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to serve as White House National Security Advisor.

Jun 3, 2013

Statement on Sequester Furloughs at Los Angeles Air Force Base

Issues: Jobs & the Economy

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement in reaction to news that employees at the Los Angeles Air Force Base will be furloughed due to the sequester. Notices were sent out today to thousands of civilian employees at the air force base who will now face 11 furlough days beginning in July.

May 24, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement on $120 Million Appropriation For Leimert Park Village Train Station

Rep. Karen Bass released a statement in reaction to the appropriation of $120 million from the Los Angeles City Council and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for an underground train station in Leimert Park Village along the Crenshaw Line.

May 22, 2013

Statement on President's Travel to Africa

Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa released a statement after the White House announced President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania next month.

May 22, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement On The Nomination of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield To Serve As Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the next Assistant Secretary for African Affairs.

May 16, 2013

Statement on the Republican Vote to Repeal Healthcare Reform

Issues: Health Care

Congresswoman Karen Bass released a statement after the GOP House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 37th time in 41 months without a single vote on a jobs bill.

May 15, 2013

Statement on Mark Up for DRC Special Envoy Resolution

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, released a statement after the subcommittee unanimously passed H.RES 131 – “Concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo."

May 15, 2013

Statement on Attorney General Eric Holder's Testimony Before the House Judiciary Committee

Issues: Civil Rights

Congresswoman Karen Bass, member of the House Judiciary Committee, released a statement after Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony on Capitol Hill.

May 14, 2013

Statement on Proposed Closing of the David Kenyon Juvenile Justice

Issues: Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass, member of the House Judiciary Committee, released a statement in response to the proposed closing of the David Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center.

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