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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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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.
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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

October 5, 2015 Press Release
Reps. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)—Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth—announced today they introduced H.R. 3641, the “Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act of 2015,” legislation that will close a loophole and guarantee that foster youth will still receive health insurance through Medicaid until they turn 26 years old regardless of their state of residence.
September 22, 2015 Press Release
As part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, welcomed more than 500 attendees to the annual “Africa BrainTrust.”
September 21, 2015 Press Release
For her sixth small meeting this year, she brought together over 70 Palms residents at the IMAN Cultural Center on Monday, September 21 to listen to their concerns and discuss the latest activities taking place in Washington, DC.
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