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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

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.

September 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-37) issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of Israeli leader and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres.

September 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmember Karen Bass (Calf – 37) testified today before  the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations in support of Rep. Fredericka Wilson’s H.R. 3833 "to require a regional strategy to address the threat posed by Boko Haram". Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery:

September 15, 2016 Press Release
Legislation would create fellowship program to assist in stabilizing South Sudan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) held a press conference regarding the Lost Boys and Girls Rebuilding Infrastructure to Sustain Enduring Peace in South Sudan Act (Lost Boys and Girls RISE Act) of 2016.

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