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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

February 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC--Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the House Africa Subcommittee, released the statement below after the House of Representatives passed S. 2152, the "Electrify Africa Act of 2015:"

February 1, 2016 Press Release

LOS ANGELES—Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) welcomed over 150 constituents on Wednesday, January 20  to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church for a "Congressional Conversation” for the Baldwin Hills and Baldwin Vista neighborhoods.

January 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC--Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the statement below on the passing of Ashley Gammon, who served as the Congresswoman’s communications director from October 2011 to October 2012.

January 5, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after President Obama unveiled today a series of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence:

December 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Africa subcommittee, released the statement below regarding the continuing violence in Burundi:

December 18, 2015 Press Release
Legislation includes Bass amendment to continue successful local hire program

WASHINGTON, DC--Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif) issued the following statement after supporting the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 316 to 113:

December 3, 2015 Press Release
Legislation includes Davis-Bass legislation that would ensure educational stability for foster youth
November 20, 2015 Press Release
In light of President Obama's work to stem over-incarceration, Congressmember Karen Bass introduced bipartisan legislation that would bolster the Administration's efforts to eliminate barriers to education for ex-offenders.
November 5, 2015 Press Release
As the only former Physician Assistant (PA) now serving in Congress, Rep. Karen Bass introduced two pieces of legislation to make sure that people who want to become Physician Assistants have the ability to successfully attend college as well as making sure that Physician Assistant education programs have the resources they need.
October 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—As the world continues to address the ongoing refugee crisis impacting Africa and Western Europe, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.)--Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee--welcomed over 100 attendees who came to hear from American and European diplomatic leaders as well as representatives from organizations working to assist refugees to discuss how the United States and Europea