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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

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.
  • Starting in Mid-March, households will be invited to complete the census.

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

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


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

Learn about news and information related to Local Issues.

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.


Read relevant news information and initiatives regarding the issue of Transportation.

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


Learn about news and information related to Veterans issues.