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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

In The News

February 15, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says Senate Republicans are embarrassing the U.S. in the international community by delaying the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.
February 13, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass set forth her positive take on the State of the Union address in a virtual town hall with Southland constituents Tuesday. In particular, Bass zeroed in on the president’s call to increase the minimum wage — pegging it to the cost of living.
February 13, 2013 In The News
After the speech, The Root caught up with NAACP President Ben Jealous and members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Rep. Karen Bass, to get their take on the content of the president's message.
February 11, 2013 In The News
As Congress looks toward meaningful immigration reform, we must take care not to neglect one of the most heartbreaking problems within the current, broken system: what happens to children when their parents or guardians are deported.
February 8, 2013 In The News
The disproportionate number of African American’s in foster care must remain in our conscience during Black History Month, and the many more months to come until racial disparities are eradicated.
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February 7, 2013 In The News
Recently, the Dorsey High School of Culinary Arts students got a chance to sample their expertise with Congresswoman Karen Bass.
February 6, 2013 In The News
U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s historic decision to end Saturday mail delivery drew mixed reaction on Capitol Hill. Rep. Karen Bass, the daughter of a letter carrier, said it was a reminder of the need for lawmakers to ease a costly mandate that the Postal Service pre-fund pension benefits.
February 6, 2013 In The News
“...there are anywhere from 5,000 to 6,000 children who have been placed in foster care because their parents have been deported. The children were citizens,” Rep. Karen Bass said at the hearing yesterday, citing the findings of a Colorlines.com investigation.
February 5, 2013 In The News
Sequestration would involve cuts to programs like Head Start, transportation and housing that Rep. Karen Bass says would have "severe repercussions" for Black communities.
February 5, 2013 In The News
A bipartisan group of U.S. House members has been meeting to work out an immigration reform bill both sides can support. Exactly what’s in that plan is still up in the air. But the first House immigration hearing makes it clear where both sides agree…and where they do not.

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