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.
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.
September 17, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the actions by the Presidential Security Regiment in Burkina Faso.
September 2, 2015 Press Release
Community leaders discussed diverse needs of the area and opportunities for additional investment
August 24, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Bass, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, released the following statement announcing her support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed upon by Iran and the P5+1.
Rep. Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the federal Department of Education announced the Second Chance Pell Pilot program that will allow Americans in both state and federal prisons to receive Pell Grants and pursue the post-secondary education:
As part of her work to ensure that foster youth are successful as they move into adulthood and to combat some of the startling statistics about former foster youth, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) today joined the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth co-chairs Reps. Tom Marino (R-PA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Diane Black (R-TN) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) to introduce H.R. 3160, the "Foster Youth Independence Act of 2015."
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, welcomed more than 120 participants, including members of the African private sector, diaspora and civil society, Obama Administration officials and the African diplomatic corps, to the first Congressional public forum on the future of U.S.-Africa trade now that President Obama has signed legislation that will extend the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for 10 years.
In their first public event this year, the 2015 Class of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) were welcomed to the U.S. Capitol by Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, for the latest edition of the "Africa Policy Forum."