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December 29, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement responding to recent acts of anti-Semitism.

"Yesterday’s shocking attack inside a rabbi’s home on the seventh night of Hanukkah is heartbreaking and enraging.

"This follows a week of anti-Semitic acts and attacks on the Jewish community in New York, which have included physical intimidation, physical abuse and public harassment.

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December 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement in response to the recent jihadist attack in Burkina Faso that killed 35 civilians, most of them women. Seven members of security forces were also killed in this assault.

“I am saddened by this attack and would like to express my condolences to the people and government of Burkina Faso. The magnitude is particulary troubling. As usual, innocent civilians continue to bear the brunt of the increased insecurity, which has lead to the displacement of hundreds of thousands across the country.

December 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, will secure the following wins when the two consolidated appropriations acts passed by the House of Representatives earlier this week are signed into law.

Family First Transition Act

December 19, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed what comes next with Ali Velshi on MSNBC the day after President Donald Trump became the third President in American history to be impeached.

December 18, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) delivered the below remarks prior to voting to impeach Donald Trump.

December 18, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, introduced a resolution that calls on African governments to protect and promote human rights through internet freedom and digital integration for all African citizens.

“Blocking or restricting access to the internet violates freedom of speech, limits economic opportunities, and suppresses political participation,” said Rep. Bass. “Increasingly, many African governments describe content on the internet as ‘fake news’ as the basis for blocking the information during disasters, terrorist attacks, and social unrest.

December 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement in response to the kidnapping of opposition candidates by armed separatists in Cameroon.

“I am alarmed by the recent kidnapping of local official and parliamentary candidates by armed separatists. These actions are counterproductive and not conducive to solving the conflict in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon.

December 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement in response to the violence in Guinea resulting from President Alpha Conde’s announced decision to seek a third term. The country’s constitution currently calls for two five-year mandates.

“President Alpha Conde’s unconstitutional decision to seek a third term is alarming and has resulted in mass protests in the Guinean capital of Conakry, which have been met with numerous arrests and several casualties.

December 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined Reverend Al Sharpton on MSNBC to discuss impeachment

December 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed her historic vote in the House Judiciary Committee to proceed on articles of impeachment with Conan Nolan of NBC 4.

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