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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California



Criminal Justice

Many of our criminal justice policies are good; they protect our loved ones and communities. At the same time, far too many of our laws are ineffective or do more harm than good. I am committed to reforming criminal justice so that it is sensible, effective and consistent with our notions of equality and fairness.


A strong commitment to education is the best investment for a strong economy and our future competitiveness in the global economy.

Energy & the Environment

California's 37th Congressional District is home to beautiful natural landscapes that we must preserve for future generations.

Foreign Policy

Congressmember Bass firmly believes that a strong U.S. foreign policy is rooted in three important and fundamental pillars: diplomacy, development, and defense.

Foster Care & Adoption

Former foster youth stand with Congressmember Bass and members of Congress on the first Foster Youth Shadow Day.

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Health Care

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Supporting public housing, promoting loan modifications and protecting consumers against unsustainable loans are not only necessary to help at-risk families and individuals, but fundamental to the country’s economic recovery.
Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Los Angeles is home to a thriving entertainment industry that employs hundreds of thousands of Angelinos to help create the music, movies, and shows we love.  From composers to carpenters and caterers, the entertainment industry is a major job creator in our community.  These jobs are why we must ensure that the industry thrives and is fairly compensated for the entertainment it produces.  

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Jobs & the Economy

My top priority is to work towards rebuilding our nation’s economy and creating jobs for the American people.

Local Issues

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Congressmember Karen Bass stands with African Ambassadors at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethopia.

U.S.-Africa Policy

The African continent has long captured international attention, for its cultural and societal diversity, its awe-inspiring landscapes and wildlife as well for the social and political challenges. Over the last 50 years, the continent has emerged more peaceful and stable than at any other time in contemporary history.


Learn about news and information related to Veterans issues.