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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

May 23, 2017 Press Release

“The President’s ‘stop deciding to be poor’ approach to the budget is a fundamental misstep that would permanently cripple the most vulnerable communities in the short run and erode our country’s international leadership in the long run. By proposing vicious cuts, budget director Mick Mulvaney and the rest of the Trump administration are baiting low-income Americans to look the other way as the administration sinks a knife into benefits needed to survive. No one chooses food stamps over a job.

May 9, 2017 Press Release

“Calls for an independent commission have never been lip service. Week after week, this Administration has executed various maneuvers that seriously call into question the accountability of the President and his ties to Russia. Today is no different. Today, at the recommendation of an individual that has had to recuse himself from the very investigation the FBI is leading against the administration, President Trump has taken a wildly reckless and self-serving course of action by dismissing Director Comey.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

“Today, the House of Representatives passed Trumpcare 2.0, forgetting those with pre-existing conditions in favor of a plan that won’t cover substance use treatment, mental health treatment, or maternity care. There’s no way to tell how much this will cost those living in my district, as House Republicans rushed the bill through without a final price score, but we do know that this bill will cost people their lives.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Foster Care Month will culminate in Foster Youth Shadow Day on May 24th, when nearly over 100 current and former foster youth from across the country will come to Washington, D.C. to be paired with their home members of Congress to share their experiences in the nation's foster care system. The CCFY co-chairs are Reps. Karen Bass, Tom Marino (R-Penn.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Diane Black (R-Tenn.), Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island), and Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.)

May 2, 2017 Press Release

“The goal of this meeting was to put affected people in the same room with representatives of the organizations that can help mitigate and eliminate these problems,” Rep. Bass said after the meeting, which was held at Sixth Avenue Elementary School in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

April 23, 2017 Press Release

“It’s exciting to see the Congressional Art Competition in my district grow every year,” Rep. Bass said. “More and more students can see their art displayed in a professional manner, and can understand that we value their work and their courage in submitting.”