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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

May 7, 2018 Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and the newly-elected California Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager hosted an event over the weekend in South Los Angeles focusing on identifying and combatting senior scams. The meeting was an opportunity for Los Angeles residents to learn about what can be done to fight senior scams and what resources are available to assist them.

“In a time when Trump is featured in every headline, it’s important to make sure that the real struggles and issues that local constituents are facing every day are being heard and addressed,” Rep. Bass said.

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May 2, 2018 Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Last night in a packed room of more than 100 constituents, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson together tackled issues ranging from development of a long-vacant local lot and parking accessibility, to concerns about the state of our federal government and its ability to meet the needs of its people. Questions also focused on services for older residents, airplane noise, and the renovation of a local post office.

“In a time when Trump is featured in every headline, it’s important to make sure that the real struggles and issues that local constituents are facing every day are being heard and addressed,” Rep. Bass said.

May 1, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Last Friday, the House of Representatives passed a 6-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which contained provisions sponsored and co-sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), including language that would: seek to overhaul the inaccurate way that FAA accounts for noise impacts; recognize that noise during the night has even more health effects than noise during the day; and increase the priority that the FAA gives to effects on the ground when changing flight paths.

“It’s long past time for Congress to address airplane noise and its harms,” said Rep. Bass. “Increasing airline efficiency must not and cannot require the sacrifice of health and well-being of those on the ground. I look forward to continuing to fight for constituents affected by the roar of aviation over their heads."

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April 30, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass, top democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement ahead of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Washington, D.C.

“Though it has taken more than a year, I am happy that President Trump has finally had an official meeting here in Washington with a head of state representing a country in sub-Saharan Africa. I hope that this visit will be used as an opportunity to unveil the specifics of the Trump administration’s policy towards Africa.

April 26, 2018 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – As the FAA Reauthorization package makes its way to the House floor, Rep.

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April 25, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following remarks in support of the Music Modernization Act.
April 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the signing of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) Modernization Act into law. Rep.

April 24, 2018 Press Release
LOS ANGELES – As the FAA Reauthorization package makes its way to the House floor, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) has introduced 4 amendments and cosponsored more than 40 others aimed at reducing flight noise in Culver City, Baldwin Hills and the West Adams neighborhood.

“Members of our community have been consistently bombarded by noise coming from airplanes flying too low, too loud and too often,” said Rep. Bass. “The amendments I’ve introduced and cosponsored all have one mission; to reduce the rampant onslaught of noise that has made some places in L.A. on the verge of uninhabitable.

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April 17, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) questioned Bureau of Prisons Director Mark Inch regarding book banning and shackling practices in federal prisons. Watch the full questioning below.
April 13, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, released the following statement after the Trump administration announced yet another round of retaliatory strikes against Syria:

“Less than one month ago, Trump was deciding whether or not to take troops out of Syria. This past Monday, he said that he would have a plan of attack by Wednesday. Now, on Friday night, the Trump administration has bombed Syria once again.

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