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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-37) issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of Los Angeles activist, Stanley Sheinbaum.
Bill includes key provision drafted by Rep. Bass
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late Wednesday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calf.), ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the passage of the AGOA Enhancement Act, which passed by a unanimous voice vote on the House Floor.
Today, Congressmember Karen Bass issued the following statement concerning the fire in the Qilinti Prison in Ethiopia:
Today Marks the 96th Anniversary of the Adoption of the 19th Amendment, Guaranteeing A Woman’s Right to Vote
Los Angeles, California – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) marked Woman’s Equality Day, when we celebrate the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which enshrined women’s right to vote.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep Karen Bass (CA-37) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to keep Santa Monica Airport (SMO) open through 2023, concluding the city must meet its federal grant obligations put into effect in 2003.