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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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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.”

June 14, 2021 Press Release

"PAs across the nation are providing high-quality healthcare to patients in both our largest cities and in America's most rural areas," said Rep. Bass. "In the next decade the demand for PAs is only going to increase and Congress needs to act today to make sure that we have the qualified health care professionals ready to meet the growing need."

May 2, 2021 Press Release

“I am saddened to hear of the loss of Eli Broad, a giant in our city and a force for good. Eli’s commitment and support of the arts made our city a more beautiful place in a lasting way. His compassion for young people, especially those in foster care, and his work in health care research is where I had the pleasure of working with him closest. I will miss his guidance and counsel but I know that one only has to look around Los Angeles to be reminded of his mark and to be comforted by what will be an enduring legacy that he has left for all of us.

April 30, 2021 Press Release

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund will provide restaurants and other eligible businesses with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business. The relief does not have to be repaid, provided that the funds are put toward eligible uses by March 11, 2023.

March 16, 2021 Press Release

The letter was signed by more than 100 Members of Congress.

Read the full letter here or below.

Dear Commissioner Rettig and Acting Assistant Secretary Mazur:

We write to urge you to extend the impending April 15th federal tax filing and payment deadline.

February 28, 2021 In The News

CNN's State of the Union:

KTLA's Inside California Politics:

February 19, 2021 Press Release

The lawmakers urged the Biden Administration to use every diplomatic and economic tool available to hold Azerbaijan and Turkey accountable for their aggressions, provide economic assistance to support Armenia’s democracy, and assist them in caring for families displaced from Artsakh.

A copy of the letter is available here.