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Airplane Noise

Tackling the harmful economic and health effects of airplane noise is a top priority for Congresswoman Karen Bass and for the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus.  Rep. Bass represents California’s 37th Congressional District, which borders Santa Monica Airport (SMO) and is located a few miles north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  

Census 2020

The 2020 Census has finished collecting responses. The below information is for archival purposes. 

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2020 Census Snapshot

  • The decennial census counts everyone in the US.
  • Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.
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Criminal Justice

Congressmember Karen Bass has pushed for criminal justice reform her entire life. She fought over-aggressive sentencing and mass incarceration when she worked in South Los Angeles with the Community Coalition and continued that work in the California State House. In Congress, she chairs the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and has continued to push for national reform.
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Education

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

Environment & Climate Change

Congressmember Karen Bass understands that we are in the midst of a climate crisis. As wildfires rage throughout the state and throughout countries all around the world, it is obvious now more than ever that the climate crisis is both urgent and existential.

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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.
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Foster Care & Adoption

Congressmember Karen Bass is one of the lead legislators in Congress when it comes to our child welfare system.

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Health Care

Learn about initiatives and news items related to the issue of Health Care.
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Housing

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.
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Intellectual Property

Los Angeles is home to an 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, even amid a p

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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.
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Local Issues

Congressmember Karen Bass was born and raised in Los Angeles. She continues to represent California's 37th Congressional district with pride in Washington, DC.

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Police Reform

Congressmember Karen Bass has combatted police violence and abuse in Los Angeles for most of her adult life.

The COVID-19 Digital Resource Guide

Congressmember Bass and her staff are continuing to monitor the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and are in regular contact with federal, state and local public health officials.

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Transportation

Read relevant news information and initiatives regarding the issue of Transportation.
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U.S.-Africa Policy

Throughout her entire time in Congress, Bass has held the position of being the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organiz

Veterans

Learn about news and information related to Veterans issues.