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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California
January 27, 2015 Bill
Today, the House passed this bill this bill to ensure that child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, assess, and document child victims of trafficking. Domestic child trafficking remains a serious problem in the United States.
November 25, 2013 Bill
The Local Hire Act is designed to spur local job-creation through federally funded transit projects across the country.
March 21, 2013 Bill
In June, Rep. Karen Bass joined a panel at Netroots Nation to discuss college affordability & her bill, the Student Loan Fairness Act, which aims to ease the burden of student debt. Click to learn more about her proposal.
June 7, 2012 Bill
Suspending interest on student loans during periods of unemployment will help out of work borrowers pay necessary bills immediately, like rent and utilities, while still allowing borrowers to pay the loan off later. As unemployed borrowers struggle to make ends meet and diligently look for work, legislation is needed to free them from accumulating interest adding to their financial burdens.
June 6, 2012 Bill
In an effort to create a healthy housing market with successful rates of homeownership, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass introduced the Homeownership Preservation Education (HOPE) Act which provides an interest rate deduction on the FHA mortgage insurance premium for first-time homebuyers that complete pre-purchase counseling.