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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California


There are many active duty servicemembers & veterans that live in our district. Their issues are important to me & my work in Congress.

I strongly believe that our budget should reflect the value of our veterans’ service and sacrifice. Our veterans have endured great personal sacrifice to defend our nation and protect our freedom, and this Congress must uphold our pledge to leave no veteran behind when they come home.  Under the Democratic leadership, Congress provided the largest increase in funding for veterans health care in the VA’s 77-year history in 2007, and I am proud to have voted for VA funding to provide quality medical care to more than 5.5 million veterans in 2012, including 536,000 veterans home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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More on Veterans

July 3, 2014 Press Release
HEROES Act provides path to employment for veterans who continue service in law enforcement agencies.
May 23, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement against the "Defense Authorization Act of 2015".
February 12, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address.
December 17, 2012 Press Release
On Sunday December 16th Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) held a 2012 Legislative Year In Review Town Hall discussing issues of most concern to her constituents and reviewing legislative accomplishments from her first term in office.
January 25, 2012 Video
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass joined CNN's Starting Point with host Soledad O'Brien on January 25th, 2012 to talk about the President's State of the Union address.
January 24, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union address.
December 14, 2011 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s speech at Fort Bragg in North Carolina to commemorate the end of the war in Iraq.
November 25, 2011 In The News
U.S. Representative Karen Bass and California State Assembly Member Holly Mitchell recognized women veterans at a special event on Monday night, but acknowledged that California has a long way to go in caring for these vets when they come home.
May 28, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement in advance of Memorial Day
May 27, 2011 Newsletter
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass honors veterans this Memorial Day.