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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Local Issues

My office is committed to fighting for the priorities of the California’s 37th Congressional District:

  • Jobs & Economic Recovery– Clearly, this is the most important priority for our nation. We must spur economic development by investing in infrastructure and industry within the United States as well as cutting taxes cuts for the poor and middle class
  • Civil Rights– Expand equal rights and opportunity to all communities, especially those who have been historically underserved and underrepresented
  • Education– Expand access to quality education for all. Address achievement gaps by ensuring excellent resources for all of our schools from Culver City to Los Angeles
  • Environment– Protect clean air, water, and land. Expand park access and resources, specially for parks and waterways in the 37th Congressional District, including the Ballona Creek, the Kenneth Hahn Park, and the LA River
  • Health Care– Protect gains made through the Affordable Care Act and expand access to health care for all. Assist with the successful implementation of Covered California.
  • Immigration– Support comprehensive immigration reform, protecting the rights of all residents, and supporting access to education and health, especially for youth
  • Human Services– Improve the foster care system and protect the social safety net
  • Senior Issues– Protect and preserve Social Security and Medicare
  • Transportation– Advocate for the American Fast Forward and 30/10 plan to transform transportation infrastructure in Los Angeles with 30 projects in the next ten years
  • Small Business– Expand access to capital and procurement opportunities

For more information concerning my work and views on local issues, please contact my LA office. I look forward to your feedback.

More on Local Issues

October 30, 2019 Press Release

Read more about H. Res. 410 here.

October 19, 2019 Event

Join us Saturday, October 19th at Taste of Soul for Mobile Office Hours!

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TAKING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

October 1, 2019 Press Release

The law in question, Section 484(r) of the Higher Education Act, suspends federal college aid from FAFSA for any person who is convicted of a drug offense. The law has discouraged thousands from even applying for aid and has denied aid from many as well.

September 24, 2019 Press Release

“For the last month, the House Judiciary Committee has been engaged in an impeachment investigation. Now, combined with the leadership of the Speaker and our committee chairs, this body is moving in lockstep towards a common goal.

September 18, 2019 Press Release

“It’s incomprehensible to me that it took a third man to be attacked and almost die to finally dissolve the unconscionable apathy that has allowed Ed Buck, a racist sexual predator, to roam free. Everyone knew that he preyed on young Black men -- two died in his apartment. The inaction in response had a message that was loud and clear: Black gay lives obviously didn’t matter. 
 

August 16, 2019 Event

This Friday, August 16, 2019, our office will be hosting Mobile Office Hours at the Queen Anne Recreation Center during L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson’s “Movies in the Park”. 

July 31, 2019 Press Release

“When a new infrastructure project is started in South Los Angeles, it should be our community who gets the first shot at the new jobs associated with completing the project,” said Representative Bass. “It’s a common-sense step for our government to make it easier for companies to generate jobs in the very counties and states where their transportation projects are located. Communities shouldn’t have to wait for infrastructure projects to be finished to benefit from the investment. That’s exactly what this bill helps address.”

July 16, 2019 Press Release

May 21, 2019 Press Release

“Nativo spent his life supporting and advocating for the rights of immigrants in East Los Angeles. When I was an activist in the South Los Angeles community dealing with police abuse, we worked together on behalf of our communities and supported each other’s struggles. He devoted his life to fighting for social and economic justice and improving the lives of the members of his community. His voice will be missed but because of his investments in future generations of Angelenos, it will not be absent or forgotten.” 

April 17, 2019 Page

Student Loan Resources

Glossary & Definitions

A full glossary of terms that are used in discussing student debt is available here: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/glossary.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Federal Student Loans: Repaying Your Loans: Produced by the U.S. Dept. of Education, this explains options for repayment plans on “Federal Student Loans.” (Booklet, 16 pages)

REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS