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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

August 4, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the mass shooting in El Paso and her recent trip to Ghana with Speaker Pelosi. Watch the full interview below.

August 1, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Speaker Pelosi delivered an address to the Ghanaian Parliament with a message of respect, reaffirming America’s commitment to security, freedom and justice for all. The speech marked the first time in history that a Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has addressed Ghanaian Parliament.

Led by Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairwoman Karen Bass, Speaker Pelosi and 13 Members of the CBC concluded the historic trip to Ghana with a high-level meeting with Speaker Aaron Mike Oquaye and bipartisan leaders of the Ghanaian Parliament.

July 31, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced a sweeping infrastructure package to reform federal infrastructure programs and projects. The Build Local Hire Local Act would help raise wages and labor standards, strengthen unions, invest in American manufacturing, and create new opportunity for Americans who are struggling to get high-quality jobs.

“When a new infrastructure project is started in South Los Angeles, it should be our community who gets the first shot at the new jobs associated with completing the project,” said Representative Bass. “It’s a common-sense step for our government to make it easier for companies to generate jobs in the very counties and states where their transportation projects are located.

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July 27, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after President Trump attacked Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) on Twitter.

"Congressman Cummings had bottles and rocks thrown at him when he was among the first to integrate his local pool. Your words can’t touch him. He’s not scared of you. He will continue his work. I’m proud to call him a mentor and a friend and I look forward to continuing to work alongside him."

July 25, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) released the following statement on the Department of Justice reinstating the federal death penalty:

“We are extremely concerned about Attorney General Barr’s announcement today that the Department of Justice will resume capital punishment and is scheduling the executions of five individuals. The death penalty is barbaric.

July 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined CNN to discuss her questioning of Robert Mueller and the latest developments at the border.
July 24, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif) spoke with MSNBC's Chuck Todd about her questioning of Robert Mueller earlier that day.
July 24, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Robert Mueller confirmed to Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif) that Trump tried to have him fired. Watch the exchange below.

July 23, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the upcoming hearing with Robert Mueller along with President Trump's outlandish claims about Afghanistan. Watch below:

July 22, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the upcoming hearing featuring Robert Mueller on CNN with Don Lemon. Watch the interview below.

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