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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

In The News

December 6, 2013 In The News
The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public service by his life from afar.
November 26, 2013 In The News
The rationale has been that all Americans should have access to jobs created with national funding, but the policy fails to take into account that most of the funding for most projects these days is raised locally.
November 19, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass discussed the problems and the various legislative and administrative fixes to the Affordable Care Act that have been suggested.
October 17, 2013 In The News
President Obama and lawmakers say the shutdown was both harmful and unnecessary.
October 16, 2013 In The News
Rep. Bass says GOP has some soul searching to do over shutdown.
October 16, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass has called for an immediate investigation into claims that an urban oil drilling site has caused such harmful air quality that local residents have suffered respiratory ailments, such as asthma, spontaneous nose bleeds, intense headaches and nausea.
October 14, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass announced that she signed a petition to reopen the government. This special congressional procedure allows a majority of members to bypass Speaker Boehner and force an up or down vote on a bill to reopen the government.
September 10, 2013 In The News
Bass is encouraged by the Russian proposal, saying there's "a door that's opening, and frankly I think we should drive a truck right through that door."
July 31, 2013 In The News
Congress should renew trade preferences with sub-Saharan Africa for at least 15 years, a group of African ambassadors said in a report on Wednesday.
July 31, 2013 In The News
Advocates of immigration-law changes are prepared to track down lawmakers doing household chores during the month-long congressional break that begins next week if that’s what it takes to get their voices heard.