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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

February 16, 2017 Press Release

“I’m reintroducing the Student Loan Fairness Act because student debt is not an issue that is just going to disappear overnight without a concerted effort by Congress. We need to make sure we are setting up future generations for success, not crippling debt,” Rep. Bass said. “The fact that Americans owe nearly $1.3 trillion in student loan debt is a dramatic reminder that student debt is an ever expanding impediment on the young graduates in our country.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

"General Flynn is a good soldier that is very possibly falling on his sword for following orders given by the President,” Rep. Bass stated. “Flynn was always a poor choice for National Security Advisor, a role not suitable for someone who flirts loosely with the truth. Sean Spicer tried desperately to sweep this one under an already molding rug by labeling this as a ‘trust issue,’ but it’s becoming clear that this is much more than that. This is an issue of possible Russian collusion.”

February 10, 2017 Press Release

"Kellyanne Conway’s comment yesterday regarding the president’s daughter’s clothing line was more than an unacceptable slip; it was a blatant violation of ethics and an abuse of power. I join the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight in a bipartisan call on the Office of Government Ethics to promptly recommend discipline for this remark, which was described in their joint letter as a clear and unacceptable violation of ethical principles for federal employees."

February 2, 2017 In The News

“I remain deeply concerned about the health effects of airplane noise and emissions due to the Southern California Metroplex project. I have been a member of the bipartisan Quiet Skies Caucus since 2013, and I have re-joined the caucus in the 115th Congress.  I look forward to working with caucus members and my constituents to address these important issues as soon as possible. 

“Since the announcement of the Southern California Metroplex project in June of 2015, I and my staff have been working hard to make sure that the FAA takes into account the concerns of my constituents. 

January 31, 2017 Press Release

“Mr. President, the refugees from the three African countries you have banned are attempting to escape war, persecution or famine. The majority are seeking shelter, food, and safety,” Rep. Bass wrote. “They wait years to be selected by a country and have to undergo an extremely thorough vetting process.”

January 28, 2017 Event

Climate change amplifies existing health threats, such as heart attacks, asthma, and other respiratory diseases, and it disproportionately impacts low-income and minority communities.

The results of the election do not change the urgent need for climate action. With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under threat, and an incoming administration that denies the clear science, citizen engagement is more important than ever.

January 24, 2017 Press Release

“President Trump's two executive actions today to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines clearly show his lack of commitment to ensuring clean air and water for Americans and his complete disrespect for sacred native sites.  
"This move not only affects the current pipelines, it also sets a dangerous precedent in which this new administration puts the expansion of energy infrastructure over the beneficial environmental policies set by the Obama administration.