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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

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

April 10, 2019 Blog Post

HONORING THE LEGACY OF ERMIAS JOSEPH ASGHEDOM,

KNOWN ALSO AS NIPSEY HUSSLE,

AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOUTH LOS ANGELES

Madam Speaker, may this entry serve as enduring recognition of the legacy lived and left by Ermias Joseph Asghedom, known to his community and the neighborhoods of South Los Angeles and beyond, as Nipsey Hussle.

April 1, 2019 Press Release

“Ralph was a lifelong fighter for social justice. A son of Chicago, he made it his life’s work to fight on behalf of marginalized people across the world. From segregation in the Deep South, where he was a Freedom Rider, to oppression of ethnic minorities in Turkey, Syria and Iraq, to one of the worst housing crises in the history of Los Angeles, Ralph’s service to and defense of those most neglected in our world never ceased. 

March 31, 2019 Press Release

“Nipsey loved his community and it showed. He was involved in many programs and projects to give back to South L.A., including Destination Crenshaw, which he worked on with Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson and others to honor our community with celebration and service. Nipsey’s legacy will live on in all of those who continue to uplift, those who continue to inspire, and those who continue to lift as they climb. My heart goes out to his family and the community that loved and admired him.

“Nipsey Hussle’s legacy will live forever in Crenshaw.” 

February 5, 2019 Press Release

“Tonight, the President again came to the halls of Congress and ironically attempted to push an agenda of unity. 

“He said we should reject the politics of revenge and embrace cooperation on the same day that he taunted the Senate Minority Leader on Twitter about election results. 

“Within the first few minutes of his speech, the President touted getting families off of food stamps. He stood there just months after pushing an agenda to eliminate SNAP for families across America. 

February 5, 2019 Press Release

Transcript: 

I want to thank Congresswoman Lawrence and Congresswoman Frankel, for their leadership and the Democratic Women’s Working Group for putting this together. 

I’m here to talk about the state of the Black woman in this country. 

The state of our paychecks is unequal. 

January 20, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Bass Talks Family Separation with ABC7's Adrienne Alpert

Rep. Bass Talks Government Shutdown with ABC7's Adrienne Alpert