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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

April 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), spoke on the House Floor shortly prior to entering Nipsey Hussle’s contributions to South Los Angeles into the Congressional Record.

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April 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, joined Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Daily to discuss the pending release of the Mueller Report and the recent House Judiciary hearing examining the rise of hate crimes in the United States. Watch the interview below.
April 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, questioned Mark Green, Administrator of the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. She asked about aid for Sudan among other pressing issues on the continent. Watch her testimony below.
April 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) asked questions about the rise in hate crimes during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. Watch her testimony below.
April 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement after a resurgence of fighting around the Libyan capital, Tripoli ahead of next week’s UN conference on the country.

“I am very concerned that Libya is now on the brink of an all-out civil war. I am concerned for the people who are being displaced because of this violence and also echo the UN’s concerns for migrants and asylum seekers in detention around the country. I urge Libyan factions to end the fighting, which has endangered the lives of many civilians, and to return to negotiations."

April 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement responding to protests in Sudan over the weekend where tens of thousands of people demonstrated in front of army headquarters in Khartoum to demand the departure of President Omar al-Bashir, who has been in power for three decades.

“I again call on the government of Sudan to refrain from all violence and to respect citizen’s rights to freedom of assembly and expression. The United States supports the Sudanese people’s desire for democratic, representative governance and the freedom to exercise their civil liberties.

April 8, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Over the weekend, Rep. Karen Bass hosted her first town hall of 2019, drawing more than 400 constituents to participate. Watch coverage of the event below:

April 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) again called for the public release of the Mueller Report following the passage of the Violence Against Women Act. She was also asked about Nipsey Hussle. Watch the interview below.
April 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) called for the final passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 2019, which will be voted on by the House of Representatives tomorrow. Watch her remarks on the floor below.

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April 1, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after the passing of equal rights advocate and human rights champion Ralph Fertig.

“Ralph was a lifelong fighter for social justice. A son of Chicago, he made it his life’s work to fight on behalf of marginalized people across the world.

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