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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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January 6, 2011 Speech
The United States House of Representatives is scheduled to hold votes beginning at 9:30am.
March 29, 2011 Editorial
The Arab spring that awoke in lands throughout North Africa and the Middle East was a site to behold. The spigot of unrest was too powerful, the energy too spontaneous, the movement too organic for any government to turn off.
May 6, 2011 Newsletter
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass' Newsletter highlighting her first piece of legislation, speaking out in opposition to H.R. 3, voting against Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and statement on the death of Osama bin Laden.
May 13, 2011 Newsletter
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass' Newsletter highlighting votes against Republican efforts to rush new offshore oil drilling, fighting to preserve Medicare for our Seniors, Republicans playing games with the debt limit, and Congratulations to Producers of Tom Bradley Documentary.
May 27, 2011 Newsletter
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass honors veterans this Memorial Day.
June 10, 2011 Newsletter
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass reflects on the successful launch of the 33rd Congressional Council and invites those who missed the event to become a member.
June 27, 2011 Newsletter
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass reflects on the success story of foster youth interns by WUSA9, testimony about 'At-Risk Youth, Child Family Services' to the Ways and Means Committee and an Interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC.
June 30, 2011 Newsletter
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass week in review newsletter.
July 22, 2011 Editorial
Sudan has seen some of the worst violence and most horrific atrocities in recent history; yet on July 9, people in the new southern capital city of Juba raised their voices in celebration of a hard won freedom.
August 18, 2011 Newsletter
I'm sorry we missed you at our Health Care Reform Town Hall this past Sunday. We had a packed auditorium and received hundreds of questions from the audience about the Affordable Care Act.


In The News

January 5, 2017 In The News

It's not just the racist past of Sen. Sessions that makes him unfit to be Attorney General, it's his stance on current issues like immigration and police misconduct. It's about whether or not he would appropriately prosecute civil rights violations. See more of the interview below:

January 5, 2017 In The News

Obamacare isn’t just a healthcare plan, it’s also a jobs plan. If Republicans destroy the ACA, they are not only abandoning millions of Americans with new health benefits, they are also abandoning those jobs. Thank you to those you who flooded my offices with calls yesterday to share your stories. Know that I hear you and will stand to protect Medicare and Obamacare.

December 13, 2016 In The News

“If we fall into despair, we concede. If we lose hope, we lose it all.” When Congress member Karen Bass spoke on Sunday, December 11, at Palms Middle School auditorium, she set the tone for the ongoing struggle to move the political conversation towards progress.

December 12, 2016 In The News

November 30, 2016 In The News

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bipartisan bill that allows the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue funding the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH). Rep. Karen Bass, a cosponsor of the bill, made the following statement prior to its passage on the House Floor.

November 29, 2016 In The News

November 15, 2016 In The News

September 23, 2016 In The News

Several Congressional Black Caucus members tell The Hill that the Charlotte police chief "absolutely" needs to release the video of a police-involved shooting.

September 2, 2016 In The News

Below is an official message regarding additional tickets that will be available for the National Museum of African American History: