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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

June 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act of 2018, which included legislation drafted by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) to clarify that states do not have the option to deny health coverage to former foster youth who aged out of the foster care system in a different state. You can watch her remarks regarding her bill below.

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Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of this bill and the foster youth who will benefit from its passage.

June 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement upon the passing of her dear friend and mentor, John Mack.

“There was perhaps no bigger leader in the fight for civil rights in Los Angeles than John.

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June 21, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined BBC World News to discuss the egregious separation of immigrant families at the border. Watch her full interview below.
June 20, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined ABC7 to discuss Trump's executive order which will not end his zero-tolerance immigration policy. Watch the interview below.
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June 20, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Annie Kuster (NH-2) announced they are leading a group of more than 50 Democratic women in pressing the Secretaries of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to release details about immigrant children separated from their parents.

“The Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border is deeply concerning and it goes against our nation’s values and long history as a land of immigrants,” the lawmakers wrote. “As we learn more about the devastating effects of President Trump’s zero tolerance policy, we are seeing more and more images of some of the children that are being deta

June 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement calling for the resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen because of her role in the separation of immigrant families at the border.

“Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen must resign because of the human rights abuses our country has committed under her watch at our border.

“Under her leadership, the Department of Homeland Security has carried out state-sanctioned child abuse and yesterday, she took to the White House press podium and lied to the American people about her department’s involvement.

June 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined more than 100 of her colleagues in introducing the Keep Families Together Act of 2018 in response to the Trump administration’s insidious practice of family separation. This bill has also been introduced in the Senate by Senator Diane Feinstein of California.

“The separation of immigrant families is a violation of human rights,” said Rep. Bass, top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights. “A civilized country should never levy lifelong trauma as a deterrent to immigrants seeking asylum, let alone defenseless children.

June 19, 2018 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Rep. Karen Bass joined Elex Michaelson on Fox 11's Good Day L.A. to discuss the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border.
June 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights, introduced a resolution encouraging reunions of divided Korean-American families ahead of the White House’s summit with North Korea.

In 1953, the division of the Korean Peninsula separated more than an estimated 10 million families, including some who are now citizens of the United States and have not been able to see their families in more than 60 years. Now, in light of new talks between the White House and North Korea, Rep.

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June 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement regarding the separation of immigrant families.

“The outrageous separation of families at the border isn’t just a temporary consequence that ends upon reunification of the child and their parent. Separation means significant trauma for both parties. 

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