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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

In The News

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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December 15, 2012 In The News
Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass of Los Angeles, like most members, is holding a lottery for the standing room tickets. But she's also offering two actual seats to each of two lucky constituents.
December 13, 2012 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass encouraged demonstrators to let their voices be heard at a fiscal cliff rally on Monday.
December 10, 2012 In The News
Any good negotiation has three parts. First, each side makes clear which issues they will stake their ground around. Next both sides formalize their positions and put forth proposals, usually resulting in a temporary stalemate. Finally, each side returns to their corners and decides when, how and on which issues to compromise in order to break the stalemate and get a deal.
November 29, 2012 In The News
The impending and dreaded so-called fiscal cliff is a deadline on a group of bills and legislative acts that currently govern almost all facets of the federal government, with many of the current laws, tax codes and more set to change or expire simultaneously.
June 5, 2012 In The News
Representative Karen Bass, D-California has introduced a bill (H.R. 5884), which is sponsored by Representative Robert J. Dold, R-Illinois and Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Illinois, and which is meant to help make FHA mortgages more affordable for first-time home buyers.
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June 5, 2012 In The News
Federal lawmakers proposed a bill Thursday that would give social workers better access to school records in an effort to improve education for foster children.
June 5, 2012 In The News
The halls of Congress that Withelma Ortiz Walker Pettigrew traversed last week are a far cry from the abusive foster and groups homes she bounced around throughout her childhood.

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