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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

In The News

January 9, 2013 In The News
The Uninterrupted Scholars Act, which passed both houses of Congress earlier this month and now heads to the president’s desk for signature, allows child welfare agencies better access to the education records of children in their care.
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January 4, 2013 In The News
Federal lawmakers have passed a bill that will give social workers better access to school records in an effort to improve dismal education outcomes for foster children.
January 3, 2013 In The News
With both the House and Senate having passed legislation—American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8)—that will keep the American economy from plunging over the so-called fiscal cliff, and President Barack Obama poised to sign the bill any day, there are still lingering concerns that must be addressed.
January 3, 2013 In The News
Congress may have avoided certain disaster on Tuesday, but the plan that was passed does little to get the country back to a functional system of budgeting that doesn't involve chronic deficits. So what would that take? Republicans will have to recognize that raising taxes on high-income earners is a necessity. Democrats will need to agree to budget cuts and entitlement savings.
January 3, 2013 In The News
If the fiscal cliff debate told us anything, it should be that Grover Norquist’s tax pledge is dead – now and forever more.
January 2, 2013 In The News
Several Southern California members of the House of Representatives defended their votes on Tuesday's "fiscal cliff" bill as necessary to protect taxpayers. The House voted 257-167 to pass a Senate-approved compromise deal that stops large tax increases for 99 percent of Americans.
January 1, 2013 In The News
On this Emancipation anniversary I find myself in deep thought about how my generation should spend the next 150 years. Building upon your example, we've seen how much can be accomplished in 150 years -- from abolishing slavery, securing the right to vote and having an African American serve as president of the very same country which once held blacks in bondage.
December 29, 2012 In The News
Rep. Bass said Republicans deserve most of the blame if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff — the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes due to take effect in 2013 unless lawmakers can forge a long-term budget deal.
December 20, 2012 In The News
Democrats and Republicans will most likely hammer out a temporary deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” — the economic effects of the ending of the Bush tax cuts and planned spending cuts under the Budget Control Act of 2011 — whose deadline looms Jan. 1.
December 19, 2012 In The News
When State Department officials testify Thursday on the Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. Consulate in Libya, the nation will have a chance for a Benghazi reset.
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