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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

April 29, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass continued calls to hear from Attorney General Barr in the wake of his misleading rollout of the redacted Mueller Report. Watch the interview below.

April 29, 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 the detainment of journalists and the suppression of the internet and social media in Benin.

“I am disappointed by the detainment of journalists and the control of the internet and social media platforms in Benin by the government during the elections. A fair democratic system allows for the right to peacefully assemble, protest, and express views that may disagree with the existing state.

April 27, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after the shooting in Poway, California.

“The attack against the Jewish community in Poway today as they observed the last day of Passover is yet another example of the devastating anti-Semitism and hatred in this country that must be actively confronted and eradicated.

April 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement on World Malaria Day.

“On World Malaria Day, we must continue to raise the awareness of this deadly disease that affects millions of people globally, with hundreds of thousands of children under the age of five dying annually.  I applaud the global community in its efforts to combat and control the spread of this disease as we reach our goal of eradicating malaria.

April 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement as the coast of East Africa prepares to face tropical storm Cyclone Kenneth.

“My thoughts are with the people of Northern Mozambique and Tanzania as Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall with winds equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane. This just a little more than a month after Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi were all hit by Cyclone Idai, one of the deadliest and costliest storms in Mozambique’s history.

April 24, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the recent study at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Watch the story on ABC7 below.
April 24, 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 the detainment of music star and Ugandan MP Bobi Wine.

“It is troubling that a Member of Parliament would be detained for exercising his right to freedom of speech and assembly while protesting peacefully in Uganda. Mr. Wine has captured the voice of young people in Uganda and should not be detained because of his political or social beliefs.

April 24, 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 the breakdown of talks to return Sudan to civilian rule.

“I am discouraged that talks between the organizers of the Sudanese protests and the ruling Military Transitional Council (MTC) have been suspended.  The MTC has failed to meet the demands of Sudanese citizens who have vowed to continue to protest until the country returns to civilian rule.

April 23, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) released a joint statement on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) selection of the Hudson Institute to host the Independent Review Committee (IRC) required under the First Step Act:

“On April 8, 2019, the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice announced the selection of the Hudson Institute to host the Independent Review Committee required under the First Step Act.  After the announcement, the Department briefed Congressional staff on implementation of the First Step Act, and our concerns about this decision remain. 

April 18, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the redacted Mueller report and Attorney General Barr's press conference on KTLA. Watch the interview below.

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