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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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November 17, 2016 Press Release
Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and 15 members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee requested an urgent hearing to examine reportedly deliberate attempts by foreign governments to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

In a letter sent to House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) led by Representative Gerald Connolly (D-VA), the Members wrote, “We cannot ignore these facts merely because Election Day has come and gone. The Committee must understand and be prepared to counter what constitutes a potentially unprecedented intervention by a foreign government into U.S. elections.”

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November 15, 2016 Press Release
Following her statement on Monday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) and 169 of their colleagues on the below letter urging President-elect Trump to rescind his appointment of Stephen Bannon immediately and build a diverse White House staff.

Dear President-elect Trump:

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November 14, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif) today released the following statement on the passing of Gwen Ifill, co-anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour, who passed away today at age 61:

I’m sad to learn of the death of Gwen Ifill. Gwen was the consummate journalist who put poured passion and critical thinking into every single story she covered. Her commitment to a strong and independent press served her viewers and the nation for decades. Gwen was a role model for many young girls looking to break barriers just as she did. To have known her was an honor.

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November 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement in reaction to President-Elect Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as "chief strategist and senior counselor".

November 2, 2016 Press Release
Los Angeles, California - This morning, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the below statement on Facebook regarding the passing of local philanthropist and true community hero E.J. Jackson.

“Today, I join South L.A. in mourning the unbelievable loss of local philanthropist and true community hero E.J. Jackson. For more than 30 years, E.J. and his foundation ran the largest giveaway in the country and have distributed thousands of thanksgiving dinners to countless families in need. Just last year, the foundation gave away 12,000 baskets of meals.

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October 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) was a signatory on two bipartisan sign on letters to House Leadership and the Department of Defense (DoD) calling for a permanent solution to the financial burden facing thousands of servicemembers and veterans of the California Nation Guard.

October 27, 2016 Press Release

“Yesterday’s abstention  is yet another great indication that the significant changes to the U.S. policy as it relates to Cuba,  to promote more effective change in Cuba, is continuing to make great strides in the right direction. Diplomatic relations between our two countries is better than it has ever been.

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October 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), made the following statement on the death of former lawmaker, civil rights and anti-war activist, Tom Hayden. 

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October 13, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmember Karen Bass (CA–37), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, on the release of 21 schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria at the hands of Boko Haram terrorists:

“The release of 21 Chibok young women from the grips of the terrorist group Boko Haram into the custody of the state services department is bittersweet news. The negotiations – brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government – have resulted in the greatest breakthrough since the beginning of this ordeal.

October 4, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-37) issued the following statement regarding the recent shootings of two black men by the LAPD in South Los Angeles:

"I am deeply disturbed and distressed at the latest police-involved shootings. The people of South L.A. need answers, and I share their anger, frustration and fear. While the facts of both cases are still being examined, I urge that there be fair and impartial investigations.

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