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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

January 14, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, spoke with Erin Burnett on CNN about the Congressman's latest quotes about white supremacy. Watch below:

January 12, 2019 Press Release
Black Caucus Chair Calls on Republicans To Remove King From Committee Assignments

WASHINGTON – TODAY, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released the following statement calling on House Republicans to take substantive action against Iowa Congressman Steve King, who this week added to a long history of racist statements by again defending white nationalism and white supremacy during an interview with the New York Times.  

January 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat serving on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement regarding the election results in the Democratic Republic of Congo:

“On December 30th, after two years of delay, people across the Democratic Republic of Congo went to the polls to cast their ballots. I congratulate the Congolese people's courage and commitment to holding elections and expressing themselves peacefully.  

January 11, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement regarding the death of Timothy Dean:

“I was stunned by the news of the death of Gemmel Moore, but I am not stunned by the death of Timothy Dean. I am again saddened, and I am again enraged. How is it that someone can have a dead person found in their house, with drugs around the house, and not be arrested? And not be tried? And not be sentenced? 

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January 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to combat human trafficking. She issued the following statement:

“One of our most urgent priorities should be disrupting the child welfare to trafficking pipeline and finding better and more effective ways to meet the critical needs of this vulnerable population,” Rep. Bass, Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, said. “For far too long victims of human trafficking were left in the shadows.

January 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Over the past three weeks, Sudan has witnessed widespread anti-government protests triggered by the sharp rise in the cost of bread and fuel. Reports have emerged that the government has responded with a violent crackdown, which has included firing live ammunition at unarmed civilians and arresting more than 800 protesters. Amnesty International reports that dozens have been killed.

Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat serving on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement:

January 7, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Early Monday morning, reports emerged that there was a failed coup d’état in the Central African country of Gabon. According to those reports, soldiers took control of the national radio station and issued a statement claiming the nation was under their control. Within hours, a government spokesperson announced that the situation was resolved and the leaders of the attempted coup had been arrested.

Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat serving on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement:

“I strongly condemn the coup attempt in Gabon. The rule of law must be respected and any transition must be in line with the country’s constitution.”

January 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed how President Trump shut the government down and the impact it is already having on American families. Watch below.

January 5, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the impact the government shut down could have on families that rely on food stamps. Watch below.

January 5, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the current shutdown and what the government should actually be focussing on: health care and voting rights. Watch the interview below.

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