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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

March 19, 2018 Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Last Saturday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) hosted a community resource fair at Hawkins High School in South Lost Angeles. The 4-hour event hosted more than 15 service providers to help constituents with services like free blood pressure monitoring, car seats for infants, legal aid, education counseling, health services and more.

“Our constituents and neighbors are facing real issues ranging from employment to health care access and we are hoping that these service providers are truly able to help by offering the great work we know they do in the community,” Rep. Bass said. “My office will continue to do all we can to connect constituents with services that will help their situations improve.”

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March 12, 2018 Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Last Saturday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) hosted a tax resource fair for constituents to discover what to expect with the new GOP Tax Plan. Constituents were able to find out which tax credits and deductions are still available for them, receive information on credit counseling and financial planning, and get help with income tax preparation.

“With less than one month until Tax Day, many communities are still in a world of confusion,” said Rep. Bass. “Many deductions that Californians have relied on have been eliminated and the future impact of the overhaul will ultimately lead to increases in taxes for many Americans.

March 9, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution to raise awareness about the barrage of fraud attempts that seniors face nationwide. The resolution encourages Congress to implement policies to prevent senior scams from happening and to improve protections from these scams. The resolution would also support the designation of May 15, 2018, as "National Senior Fraud Awareness Day".

“Senior scams are becoming more sophisticated and more common,” said Rep. Bass. “As a result, Congress should adapt and react. The resolution I’ve introduced this week calls on Congress to not only pass legislation to prevent senior scams from happening, but also to improve protections for seniors from these vicious scams.

March 8, 2018 Press Release
The Directing Implementation of Sanctions and Accountability for Russian Mischief (DISARM) Act holds Russia accountable for election meddling by enforcing the intent of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions law

WASHINGTON, D.C.  –  Today U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10), Leonard Lance (NJ-07), and Karen Bass (CA-37) introduced a bill requiring the executive branch to enforce the existing Russian sanctions in order to halt any further Russian election meddling before the 2018 midterm elections.

March 7, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement reacting to the announcement of the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California.

“The Trump administration’s decision to attack California’s laws that favor public safety over deportation is unacceptable. First came threats of pulling state funding, then came threats of taking away law enforcement officers, and now comes a lawsuit. We will not be intimidated by this political stunt and we will continue to fight for our community.”

February 22, 2018 Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Last night, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) held a Congressional Conversation to hear the thoughts and concerns of constituents living in Baldwin Hills and Ladera Heights. The event was well attended, with more than 150 constituents in the audience at Consolidated Board of Realist.

“Especially in the wake of one of the worst mass shootings in our country’s history, it’s important to be vigilant and keep elected officials accountable,” Rep. Bass said. “These forums give me the opportunity to not only report back on what has been happening in Washington, but to also hear about how I can better serve my community.

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February 15, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement reacting to the passage of H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act.

“This week, Congress turned back the clock on the civil rights of people with disabilities while setting a dangerous precedent for civil rights enforcement in the future.  House Republicans have taken the first step in imposing significant hurdles for victims of discrimination by rolling back progress laid out in the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that guaranteed the rights of

February 14, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep, Karen Bass (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, introduced the Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act, a bill that addresses a misinterpretation of the health care law by providing foster youth with the same health insurance benefits as their peers.

The current health insurance system is one of the many disproportionate challenges that our nation’s foster youth face.

February 12, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement reacting to the release of the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget.

“This budget has announced to the world that the method of choice to pay for the tax breaks the Trump administration gifted to corporations at the end of last year, is to take an axe to safety net services relied upon by millions of Americans and foreign aid relied upon by millions more around the world. 

February 2, 2018 Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement reacting to the release of a 3-page-long memo that was drafted by Rep. Devin Nunes with possible assistance from the White House, which insinuates, against the consensus of the intelligence community, that the FBI and DOJ corruptly sought a FISA warrant to surveil a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser.

“Despite repeated warnings from the intelligence community, the Department of Justice and the FBI of 'material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy', the President and House Republicans today released a noncomprehensive memo (one that they may have drafted together) about the federal surveillance of Trump campaign foreign poli

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