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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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December 1, 2021 Press Release

“I’m heartbroken by this morning’s news of the tragic and shocking murder of Mrs. Jacqueline Avant. Mrs. Avant was a force of compassion and empowerment locally and nationally for decades, as well as a model of service and giving back to those who needed it most. The devastating events of last night along with recent reports of brazen crime in Los Angeles rupture the expectation of safety we have for our friends, families and fellow Angelenos.

November 18, 2021 Press Release

Statewide, 4,271,000 payments went to families in October totaling $1.777 billion. The average payment per household was $416. Nationwide, the Joint Economic Committee estimates the Child Tax Credit tax cuts are pumping $19.3 billion into local economies each month, supporting local jobs and businesses.

November 15, 2021 Press Release

“If there’s a transit or highway project that’s being paid for by local taxpayer dollars in South Los Angeles, South Los Angeles residents should be able to be first in line to get the jobs that are being created. If there’s a transit or highway project that’s being paid for by local taxpayer dollars in West Los Angeles, West Los Angeles residents should be able to be first in line to get the jobs that are being created. With the local hire provision signed into law, they can be,” said Rep.

November 5, 2021 Press Release

“Tonight is a good night for California and a good night for Los Angeles. Angelenos have demanded action and that’s exactly what we’ve delivered.

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.