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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

July 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on Facebook calling for a ceasefire, following the recent violence in the capital city of Juba in South Sudan: 

July 6, 2016 Press Release
On Tuesday, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), released the following statement on the House floor, addressing the recent anti-terrorism package presented by Republicans, which includes gun-control restrictions to bar suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.
June 16, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Bass Statement Applauding Introduction of "Family First Prevention Services Act"

WASHINGTON--Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement in support of the introduction of "Family First Prevention Services Act": 

June 6, 2016 Press Release

LOS ANGELES—Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after this morning’s announcement  by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that South Los Angeles won a federal Promise Zone designation in the third round of the competition.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

LOS ANGELES--Congresswoman Karen Bass announced the winners of this year's Congressional Art Competition for the 37th Congressional District of California.  This year’s first place winner is Khary K. Moore, Jr., a senior at Hamilton High School who also happens to be on the autism spectrum.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) joined more than 65 bipartisan co-sponsors in recognizing May as National Foster Care Month and encouraging Congress to implement policies to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.

May 14, 2016 Press Release
Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Holds Briefing Examining Effects on Foster Care System

WASHINGTON—During a congressional legislative week focused on several bills addressing the recent epidemic of opioid addiction, Dr. Phil McGraw—television personality, author, psychologist, and host of the popular television show Dr. Phil—addressed more than 20 Members of the House of Representatives about the effects this trend on American families.

April 1, 2016 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after hearing that Dr. Steven Sample, who served as USC’s 10th president from 1991 to 2010, passed away on March 29 at the age of 75

"Dr. Steven Sample was a leader and a visionary who cared deeply about USC students, professors and staff as well as South Los Angeles. During his tenure USC rose up the national academic ranks, recruited many nationally prominent faculty, created a global presence and built partnerships throughout Los Angeles.

March 31, 2016 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement after learning that former Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl passed away

"It was with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of former Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl. I first met Bill when Michael Rosenthal, a close childhood friend and publisher of the Santa Monica Mirror, introduced me to him 15 years ago. Bill was the moderator of a popular cable TV show, and he invited me to appear several times on his show.

March 16, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON: Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the statement below after President Obama announcement that he would nominate D.C. Circuit Court Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court: