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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

January 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, ahead of a classified briefing by the Intelligence Community on attempts by the Russian government to influence the last election, all House Judiciary Democrats, led by Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr.

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January 11, 2017 Press Release
The Lucas Museum will be built in the heart of the 37th Congressional District

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D – Calif.) applauded the announcement made that George Lucas’ 1 billion dollar museum will be built in Exposition Park. While a terrific win for the culture of the district, this project also promises jobs related to the construction and upkeep of the museum.

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January 9, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Bass attended the Inauguration of His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo with Assistant Secretary of State Greenfield and U.S. Ghana Ambassador.

Last Saturday, Rep. Karen Bass (D- Calif.) represented President Barack Obama and the United States as part of a Presidential Delegation to Ghana to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo as the next president of the African country. Rep. Bass joined Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and the U.S.

January 6, 2017 Press Release
The bill would create a commission to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D – Calif.) cosponsored legislation that would create a 12-member, bipartisan, independent commission empowered to interview witnesses, obtain documents, issue subpoenas, and receive public testimony to examine attempts by the Russian government and others to use electronic means to influence, interfere with, or sow distrust in this year’s U.S.

January 3, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement upon being sworn into her fourth term as the Representative for California’s 37th congressional district:

“I am honored and excited to continue my work in Congress on behalf of my constituents in the 37th district. We have some difficult days ahead of us. Republicans seek to roll back progressive policies that have made our families stronger, healthier and more financially secure.

December 19, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C – Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement on Monday morning regarding recent developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"As the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) wait to see whether President Joseph Kabila, in deference to the people of the DRC and his office, chooses to step down from the presidency on December 19, I join those in the United States, internationally and in the DRC calling on him to complete his term of office on the right side of history by stepping down.

December 12, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, issued the following statement on the election in The Gambia.

"On the heels of what was a peaceful and successful process which resulted in the election of current President-Elect Barrow, President Jammeh, who conceded the election on December 2, 2016, now seeks to overturn the electoral process.

December 8, 2016 Press Release
On December 8, 2016, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement on Facebook regarding the Senate approving a defense appropriations bill that waives most California National Guard bonuses:

"Just this morning, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to help thousands of California National Guard soldiers and vets facing clawback payment demands. I am glad the Senate chose the wellbeing of those that have sacrificed for this country and the futures of their families over the broken system that took advantage of these heroes."

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December 7, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement regarding the passing of Cal State University chancellor Charles Reed:

"I was sorry to learn last night of the death of former Cal State University chancellor Charles Reed.

December 7, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement on the Dakota Access Pipeline:

"I strongly support the thousands of Standing Rock Sioux tribe and Native American activists at the Standing Rock water protector camps who have vowed to remain steadfast in their protests to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and secure their only source of clean water, and sacred burial grounds.

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