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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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February 23, 2017 Press Release

"In the wake of several years of internal conflict, growing insecurity and deliberate restriction of humanitarian activities, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan. At risk are an estimated 4 million men, women, and children.

February 17, 2017 Press Release

“The President’s threats to whistleblowers are reckless and dangerous,” Rep. Bass said about the letter. “Due to how closely the President has worked with then-Senator Sessions during the campaign, it seems only reasonable to have the Inspector General conduct this requested review.”

February 16, 2017 Press Release

“I’m reintroducing the Student Loan Fairness Act because student debt is not an issue that is just going to disappear overnight without a concerted effort by Congress. We need to make sure we are setting up future generations for success, not crippling debt,” Rep. Bass said.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

"General Flynn is a good soldier that is very possibly falling on his sword for following orders given by the President,” Rep. Bass stated. “Flynn was always a poor choice for National Security Advisor, a role not suitable for someone who flirts loosely with the truth.

February 13, 2017 Press Release

"Once again, we are witnessing dangerous attempts by the Trump administration to roll back legislation aimed at protecting the human and civil rights of people not only in this country but abroad.

February 13, 2017 Press Release

“I congratulate Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on his election as President of the Federal Republic of Somalia.  Somalia has made tremendous progress in its recovery from decades of debilitating civil war.  I sincerely wish the Somali people continued success in the task of nation-building.

February 10, 2017 Press Release

"Kellyanne Conway’s comment yesterday regarding the president’s daughter’s clothing line was more than an unacceptable slip; it was a blatant violation of ethics and an abuse of power.

February 10, 2017 Press Release

"Last night, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled rejecting the Trump administration's travel ban. This unanimous ruling to side with the constitution not only will benefit the hundreds of thousands threatened with being separated from loved ones, it will also make our country safer.

February 9, 2017 Press Release

“The MERCY Act rightly calls attention to the need for smart reform and trauma-informed care for all justice-involved youth and is a necessary piece of legislation that aims to eliminate harmful and dangerous confinement practices for this vulnerable population,” Rep. Bass, a member of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, stated.

February 3, 2017 Press Release

“I am greatly concerned over recent reports indicating that there has been increasing intimidation by the Government of the Republic of Cameroon against the English-speaking population of the country.


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February 9, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - The women of the Congressional Black Caucus had Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s back Wednesday night. Before the Senate confirmed Sen.

February 6, 2017 In The News

February 2, 2017 In The News

“I remain deeply concerned about the health effects of airplane noise and emissions due to the Southern California Metroplex project. I have been a member of the bipartisan Quiet Skies Caucus since 2013, and I have re-joined the caucus in the 115th Congress.  I look forward to working with caucus members and my constituents to address these important issues as soon as possible. 

January 26, 2017 In The News

The Digital GAP Act states that it is U.S. policy to work to close the digital gap in developing countries. Nearly 60 percent of the world’s seven billion people are not online, and 90 percent of these populations lacking access to the internet are found in developing countries.

January 23, 2017 In The News

January 5, 2017 In The News

It's not just the racist past of Sen. Sessions that makes him unfit to be Attorney General, it's his stance on current issues like immigration and police misconduct. It's about whether or not he would appropriately prosecute civil rights violations. See more of the interview below:

January 5, 2017 In The News

Obamacare isn’t just a healthcare plan, it’s also a jobs plan. If Republicans destroy the ACA, they are not only abandoning millions of Americans with new health benefits, they are also abandoning those jobs. Thank you to those you who flooded my offices with calls yesterday to share your stories. Know that I hear you and will stand to protect Medicare and Obamacare.

December 13, 2016 In The News

“If we fall into despair, we concede. If we lose hope, we lose it all.” When Congress member Karen Bass spoke on Sunday, December 11, at Palms Middle School auditorium, she set the tone for the ongoing struggle to move the political conversation towards progress.