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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

June 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced H.R. 2795, which calls for immediate action to avert famine in Yemen and to address the longer term security concerns there. The bill would increase coordination in Yemen’s famine-risk areas and require a comprehensive report by Departments of State, Defense, and USAID on U.S. security and humanitarian interests.

“The most devastating aspect of the impending famine in Yemen is that it’s man-made and preventable,” Rep. Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, said. “This legislation is designed to immediately build a comprehensive strategy to address the humanitarian and security crisis in Yemen. We must continue to be an international leader in famine aid and relief.

June 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—This past weekend, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) returned from a Congressional Delegation led by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa from a Congressional Delegation to famine-stricken South Sudan and neighboring Uganda.

“The trip was extremely educational for the both of us but the main takeaway from the trip was more than clear; there’s still work to be done,” Rep. Bass said upon her return. “When you visit a camp with hundreds of thousands of refugees you begin to understand on a much deeper level the impact of man-made famine.

June 1, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Climate change denial and policy implementation with no regard for scientific findings make the U.S. look backwards and ridiculous on the world stage. There is no doubt in my mind that the Trump administration’s renegotiation of the Paris Climate Accord will fail to sufficiently protect the environment.

June 1, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Rep. Bass released the following statement recognizing June as Immigrant Heritage Month.

“As Immigrant Heritage Month begins, we reflect on who our country is really made up of. Together, we make this country great with our differences. This month, we celebrate a United States that is fueled by immigrants from around the world and pledge a continued resolve to protect the immigrants who have built and continue to build and contribute to our country.”

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) hosted more than 100 current and former foster youth from across the country as part of the 6th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day in Washington, D.C.

May 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement regarding President Trump’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018.

“The President’s ‘stop deciding to be poor’ approach to the budget is a fundamental misstep that would permanently cripple the most vulnerable communities in the short run and erode our country’s international leadership in the long run.

May 17, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined Roland Martin on TV ONE to discuss the lasted news that FBI Director Comey was asked by President Trump to let the investigation of Michael Flynn go. Watch the full interview below.

May 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s sudden firing of F.B.I. Director James Comey.

“Calls for an independent commission have never been lip service. Week after week, this Administration has executed various maneuvers that seriously call into question the accountability of the President and his ties to Russia. Today is no different.

May 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the below video address following the passage of Trumpcare 2.0.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement on the passage of Trumpcare in the House of Representatives.

“Today, the House of Representatives passed Trumpcare 2.0, forgetting those with pre-existing conditions in favor of a plan that won’t cover substance use treatment, mental health treatment, or maternity care.

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