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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

January 30, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - On Monday morning, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement regarding His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat's election as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

"I extend my congratulations and sincere greetings to His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat on his election as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

"I look forward to further reinforcing our working relationship with the African Union Commission as well as continuing our excellent relationship with the African Union Mission in Washington. D.C.

January 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to sign an executive order to advance the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines, while freezing grants and contracts at the Environmental Protection Agency.

“President Trump's two executive actions today to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines clearly show his lack of commitment to ensuring clean air and water for Americans and his complete disrespect for sacred native sites.  
 

January 23, 2017 Press Release
Over the weekend, The Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh left the country after 22 years in power after being defeated in December's election by Adama Barrow.

“I welcome the departure of former President Yahya Jammeh from The Gambia, and I congratulate, once again, Gambia's new President, Adama Barrow, on not only his December 2, 2016, election but for his demeanor throughout the subsequent crisis.

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.

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