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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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September 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Representatives Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Mia Love (R-Utah) and Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) led the majority of women in both the Democratic and Republican House Caucuses in introducing legislation to provide a national standard of care to address pregnancy-related needs of incarcerated women during pregnancy, labor, delivery and post-partum periods.

August 24, 2018 Press Release

In their letter, the Members wrote, “We believe the Committee needs to take several  actions within our jurisdictional responsibility, including meeting with Department of Justice leadership concerning recent charges implicating President Trump in campaign finance violations, taking actions to help prevent presidential pardon authority from being used to interfere with ongoing criminal investigations, protecting the Special Counsel from wrongful termination, and responding to the growing culture of corruption and the President’s ongoing venomous attacks against the Departme

August 12, 2018 In The News
July 9, 2018 Press Release

“Brett Kavanaugh is an absolutely disastrous nominee for the United States Supreme Court.

“After soliciting conservative interest groups for a list of judges who threaten legal precedent enforcing fair voting practices, protecting women’s reproductive rights, or even banning segregation, Donald Trump has selected the only candidate on the list who will do all of the above, in addition to defending the President from the Mueller investigation.

“If confirmed, five conservative men could annihilate the reproductive rights of millions of American women.

June 28, 2018 Press Release

The questioning followed up on numerous hearings and testimony from top officials regarding the true origin of the report.

June 15, 2018 In The News

June 8, 2018 Press Release

“The outrageous separation of families at the border isn’t just a temporary consequence that ends upon reunification of the child and their parent. Separation means significant trauma for both parties. 

May 10, 2018 Press Release

On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald J. Trump asked the African-American community “What do you have to lose?” in reference to voting for him. When the Rep. Bass and members of the CBC executive leadership team met with President Trump in March 2017, the caucus answered his question in the form a 130-page policy document titled, “We Have A Lot to Lose: Solutions to Advance Black Families in the 21st Century.” President Trump never responded to the document.