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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

December 20, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) grilled Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on family separation policy. Watch the exchange below:
December 20, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) delivered the below speech advocating for the passage of the FIRST STEP Act.

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December 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed provisions she added into the FIRST Step Act that pertain to the shackling of pregnant inmates. Watch the interview below.

December 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) criticized Trump's decision to announce a withdrawal of more than 2,000 troops via tweet. Watch the interview below:
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December 11, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the House Judiciary Committee hearing called "Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices". Watch below:

December 10, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the hypocrisy of "law and order" Republicans refusing to hold the President accountable for crimes he may have committed. Watch the interview below.
December 9, 2018 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined Reverend Al Sharpton on MSNBC's PoliticsNation to discuss the latest developments in the Mueller probe and her priorities for the Congressional Black Caucus. Watch the full interview below.
December 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) was asked on Fox News whether or not $4 billion was a lot of money and whether the border wall qualified as an infrastructure project. Watch what her response was below.

December 7, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), who was elected to be the next Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement after the announcement that former Attorney General William Barr would be nominated to be the head of the Department of Justice again:

“Former Attorney General Barr has supported policies that have contributed to mass incarceration. He defended laws that made prison sentences for crack harsher than cocaine, advocated for the elimination of parole and increased prison sentences in Virginia and called the notion that there were victims of our criminal justice system a ‘myth’.

December 7, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the upcoming closed-door hearing with former FBI Director James Comey, the continuing separation of families at the border, and women in our criminal justice system. Watch the full interview below.

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