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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

April 25, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following remarks in support of the Music Modernization Act.
April 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the signing of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) Modernization Act into law. Rep.

April 24, 2018 Press Release
LOS ANGELES – As the FAA Reauthorization package makes its way to the House floor, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) has introduced 4 amendments and cosponsored more than 40 others aimed at reducing flight noise in Culver City, Baldwin Hills and the West Adams neighborhood.

“Members of our community have been consistently bombarded by noise coming from airplanes flying too low, too loud and too often,” said Rep. Bass. “The amendments I’ve introduced and cosponsored all have one mission; to reduce the rampant onslaught of noise that has made some places in L.A. on the verge of uninhabitable.

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April 17, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) questioned Bureau of Prisons Director Mark Inch regarding book banning and shackling practices in federal prisons. Watch the full questioning below.
April 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, released the following statement after the Trump administration announced yet another round of retaliatory strikes against Syria:

“Less than one month ago, Trump was deciding whether or not to take troops out of Syria. This past Monday, he said that he would have a plan of attack by Wednesday. Now, on Friday night, the Trump administration has bombed Syria once again.

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April 12, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and more than 100 Members of Congress introduced the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, a companion bill to the bipartisan Senate legislation which would limit President Trump's ability to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and interfere in the Russian election meddling investigation.

The "Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act", also known as H.R. 5476, sets forth requirements and limitations with respect to the removal from office of a special counsel appointed by the Attorney General, or of another official appointed by the Attorney General who exercises a similar degree of independence from the Department of Justice (DOJ) chain of command.

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April 10, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) delivered the following address in the House of Representatives encouraging Congress to pass H.Res. 128, which supports respect for human rights and encourages inclusive governance in Ethiopia. Watch her remarks below:

April 6, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), David Cicilline (D-RI), and 64 House Democrats calling for the immediate dismissal of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. In a letter to President Donald Trump, the Representatives raised Pruitt’s unethical behavior, wasteful use of taxpayer money, and numerous actions which contravened the EPA’s mission.

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April 4, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement observing the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Fifty years ago, our country, and this world, lost a beacon guiding a movement of equality by the north star of justice. 

April 3, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement upon the passing of her friend, Emmy-winning producer Steven Bochco.

"I was heartbroken over the weekend by the news of the passing of a true friend. A trailblazer of our time, Steven’s ambitious storytelling and ever-expanding appetite for testing boundaries transformed modern TV entertainment as we know it. 

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