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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 15, 2020 Press Release

As jobless claims continue to spike—with millions of new claims being filed every week—millions of Americans are finding themselves unable to pay their bills. This is especially true for low-income families, which are more likely to pay higher rates for basic utilities, including electricity and heat. While some individual states and utilities have put in place moratoriums on disconnections, these policies currently provide an inconsistent patchwork of protections, with many Americans at risk of falling through the cracks.

April 9, 2020 Press Release

In a letter to House Leadership, the lawmakers recognized that choices being made during this response will shape society and policy making for years, if not decades, to come and without consideration policymakers risk exacerbating interrelated crises of income and wealth inequality, racism, and ecological decline.

The five principles outlined by the lawmakers are:

April 1, 2020 Press Release

"Nipsey Hussle was a visionary. You can see the love he had for the community in his investments. You can see the love he had for the community in his philanthropy. You can see the love he had for the community in initiatives like Destination Crenshaw, which broke ground last month.

"We still feel that love and we show it right back.

"You can see our love for him on our clothes. You can see our love for him in our work. You can see our love for him in the murals on our walls throughout the neighborhoods of South LA.

March 21, 2020 In The News

March 18, 2020 Press Release

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Congressmember Karen Bass’ team members will be principally working from home during normal business hours. Both offices have instituted continuity of operations procedures (COOP) to ensure constituent services are not interrupted during this extraordinary period. 
 
Telephone messages will continue to be returned, and constituent correspondence responded to in the same timely manner. To ensure prompt reply, the office recommends constituents use email or phone in place of physical mail when possible.
 

March 2, 2020 Press Release

March 2, 2020 In The News