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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

In The News

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."
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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.
July 30, 2013 In The News
President Barack Obama is planning to bypass congressional Republicans with a surge of executive actions and orders on issues like voting rights, health care, job creation, the economy, climate change and immigration.
July 29, 2013 In The News
A three-day nationwide operation focusing on underage victims of prostitution — including raids in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties — resulted in about 150 arrests of alleged pimps and other suspects and the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children, the FBI announced today.
July 29, 2013 In The News
In what it called its largest crackdown to date on child prostitution, the FBI announced Monday that a nationwide operation over the weekend resulted in 150 arrests, with 105 children rescued.
July 29, 2013 In The News
A three-day nationwide sex-trafficking sting resulted in arrests of pimps and the rescue of several children forced into prostitution across the country.
July 27, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass met with constituents to discuss measures being debated in Congress. Bass sees little prospect for passage of 'comprehensive' reform bills in the House.

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