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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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February 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) called on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to resign on CNN with Don Lemon. Watch the full interview below.

February 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Chair of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), today issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s statement that deploying the US military to Venezuela is "an option":

“I am deeply concerned about this administration’s handling of the current situation in Venezuela. I am especially alarmed by the President’s most recent statement that deploying the United States military is an option. The role of the U.S.

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February 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Congressional Black Caucus Chair and Whip, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA) and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), joined NBC’s Meet the Press following their call for Ralph Northam, current governor of Virginia, to resign following horrific yearbook photos that surfaced on Friday.

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February 2, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass slammed Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for refusing to resign. Watch the full interview below.
February 1, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), issued the following statement regarding Governor Northam:

“Ralph Northam served in our nation’s military, treated thousands of families as a medical doctor, and had the audacity to ask for Black votes when he wanted to become governor, yet never once mentioned that he thought it was ok to be in black face or dressed as a Klansman. 

February 1, 2019 Press Release
Today, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA), released the following statement in honor of Black History Month:

“While today marks the beginning of Black History Month, we know that Black History is 365 days per year. Our history gave America its first clock, the world its first pacemaker and literally built the walls of the building that the State of the Union will be given in next week. 

January 29, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, was elected to chair the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. Upon her appointment, she issued the following statement:

“Congress has an important role to play in foreign policy across the continent of Africa and I am honored to serve as Chair of this subcommittee.  I look forward to continuing our bipartisan work especially in the areas of human rights, democracy, rule of law, and economic development.  I am also particularly interested in finding ways to strengthen US-Africa economic relations.

January 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed Trump's decision to reopen the government hours after the deal was announced with Roland Martin on Roland Martin Unfiltered. Watch the interview below.

January 20, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) sat down with Adrienne Alpert to discuss the latest developments in Washington. Watch the interview below:

Rep. Bass Talks Family Separation with ABC7's Adrienne Alpert

Rep. Bass Talks Government Shutdown with ABC7's Adrienne Alpert

January 18, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) sat down with Elex Michaelson to discuss the latest impact the government shutdown is having on Angelenos. Watch the full interview below.

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