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Congressmember Karen Bass was born and raised in Los Angeles. She continues to represent California's 37th Congressional district with pride in Washington, DC.

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September 24, 2021 Press Release

"The Supreme Court has given the greenlight to the most restrictive ban on abortion we've ever seen – banning abortions before many people even know they’re pregnant. I am proud to fight back with this vote," said Rep. Bass. "What's happening in state legislatures across the country is dangerous. I will always stand up for women's rights and I thank my friend Judy Chu for her leadership on this issue." 

September 8, 2021 Press Release

This legislation will allow youth to access Chafee services until age 27, extend the moratorium on ‘aging out’ of foster care, and enable youth who left care during the pandemic to re-enter care. It will also ensure that any direct financial assistance received through the Chafee program cannot be used to determine eligibility for other federal benefits.

August 16, 2021 Press Release

“Darryn has more than a decade of experience working in public service at the local, state and federal level on behalf of the people of Los Angeles,” said Congressmember Bass. “His continued dedication to advancing social and economic justice for our area makes him well-equipped to serve in this role.”

August 16, 2021 Press Release

“Jacqueline’s tireless work on behalf of the people of Los Angeles makes her a terrific choice as District Director,” said Congressmember Bass. “I value her ability to get things done.  I look forward to continuing to work with her, especially since she has a real heart for connecting people to resources.”

July 27, 2021 Press Release

"Finally murderer Ed Buck is convicted after mountains of evidence, including 2,400 videos on his computers and phones, were brought to light. It is an absolute tragedy he was allowed to continue to prey on vulnerable, young Black men and that he wasn't arrested and stopped immediately after he killed Gemmel Moore. Timothy Dean might be alive today and so many others wouldn’t have had to be subjected to Ed Buck’s violently racist traumatic abuse if justice had been served.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

“I’m proud to join my House colleagues in introducing this legislation to acknowledge and appreciate the numerous contributions and achievements of Muslim Americans – both throughout history and today,” said Rep Bass. “We must also recognize and address the persistent discrimination and bigotry Muslim Americans have faced and continue to face in this country. This July, and all year long, we commit ourselves to combating prejudice and doing all we can to support Muslim American communities in California and across our nation.

July 9, 2021 Press Release

“Los Angeles is a world-class city with world-class leaders. President Biden’s nomination of Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve this country as Ambassador to the Republic of India further underscores this Administration’s commitment to re-establishing our country’s leadership in the world.

June 29, 2021 Press Release

“Today, the House took a stand against injustice and sent a message to the American people that symbols of slavery, segregation, and sedition are not welcome in the halls of Congress,” said Congressman Hoyer. “I am pleased to see our bill to remove hate pass in the House. Even though we cannot change our history, we can work to affirm the ideals that our country was built on: justice and equality for all. Symbols of slavery and segregation denigrate our Capitol and have no place here.

June 17, 2021 Press Release

“When a child is placed in the child welfare system, it is on us, the government, to keep them safe,” Bass said. “The average age of a child who is trafficked is 12 years old. Unfortunately, our increasingly virtual world serves as breeding ground for human trafficking crime. We need to make sure the tools to protect our families and children are available. This bill helps do that and I urge my colleagues to join me in support of this important piece of legislation.”