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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

February 16, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, the Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), issued the following statement after the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria were postponed to February 23rd.
February 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), issued the following statement after President Trump declared a national emergency to build his border wall.

“This declaration has more to do with the President’s bruised ego than actually doing what is best for America. The author of The Art of The Deal couldn’t make a deal to build a wall. This is a fake solution to a fake crisis and we must stand firm in keeping the nation focused on the real issues impacting Americans.

February 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass questioned Acting-Attorney General Matt Whitaker during an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Watch her questioning and an interview on MSNBC about what she asked below:

Full Hearing Part 1:

February 7, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), lead the passage of the "Put Trafficking Victims First Act", which ensures that survivors of human trafficking do not go unnoticed. The bill was approved by a vote of 414-1. Watch her remarks below:

REMARKS AS PREPARED:

I introduced H.R. 507, the “Put Trafficking Victims First Act,” with my colleague the gentlelady from Missouri, Ms. Wagner. 

February 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the State of the Union with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. Watch the full interview below.

February 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) asked about community-based solutions to gun violence and how best the federal government could assist those efforts.

February 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) responded last night's State of the Union on CNN. Watch the interview below.

February 5, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Congressional Black Caucus Chair, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA), today released the following statement following President Trump’s State of the Union:

“Tonight, the President again came to the halls of Congress and ironically attempted to push an agenda of unity. 

“He said we should reject the politics of revenge and embrace cooperation on the same day that he taunted the Senate Minority Leader on Twitter about election results. 

February 5, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), today delivered the State of the Woman as part of a joint presentation by the Democratic Women's Working Group. You can watch her remarks below.

Transcript: 

I want to thank Congresswoman Lawrence and Congresswoman Frankel, for their leadership and the Democratic Women’s Working Group for putting this together. 

February 5, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass discussed what she expected at the upcoming State of the Union on NBC 4 Los Angeles. Watch the interview below.

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