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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

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.

January 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), was sworn in as the 26th Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which grew to a historic 55 Members. During the 116th Congress, five of those Members will chair full House Committees and 28 will chair House Subcommittees.

Since its establishment in 1971, the CBC has been committed to using the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

December 28, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement following Speaker-designate Pelosi's announced appointment of Cheryl Johnson as the next Clerk of the House of Representatives.

"Cheryl Johnson's decades of public service and commitment to strengthening our nation's institutions make her an excellent choice to serve as the next Clerk of the House of Representatives. I look forward to working alongside her in the 116th Congress."

December 20, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) grilled Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on family separation policy. Watch the exchange below:
December 20, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) delivered the below speech advocating for the passage of the FIRST STEP Act.

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December 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed provisions she added into the FIRST Step Act that pertain to the shackling of pregnant inmates. Watch the interview below.

December 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) criticized Trump's decision to announce a withdrawal of more than 2,000 troops via tweet. Watch the interview below:
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December 11, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the House Judiciary Committee hearing called "Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices". Watch below:

December 10, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the hypocrisy of "law and order" Republicans refusing to hold the President accountable for crimes he may have committed. Watch the interview below.
December 9, 2018 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined Reverend Al Sharpton on MSNBC's PoliticsNation to discuss the latest developments in the Mueller probe and her priorities for the Congressional Black Caucus. Watch the full interview below.

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