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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

April 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, and Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, hosted an Africa Policy Forum to discuss Somalia, South Sudan and Northeastern Nigeria, all of which are either experiencing or on the brink of famine.

April 3, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Reps. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) and Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) introduced a bipartisan resolution to underscore the need for a strong response by the United States to the drought, food insecurity, and risk of famine plaguing the Horn of Africa.

“Between 2010 and 2012, Somalia suffered the worst drought and famine in twenty years—resulting in the deaths of at least 260,000 people.  One of the lessons learned from this tragedy was that despite accurate and timely early warning of drought and famine conditions, the humanitarian response came too late to mitigate the worst effects of the drought.  Now, faced with the potential failure of

March 30, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement on the the deaths of Michael Sharp, Zaida Catalan and Betu Tshintela

"I am shocked and deeply saddened by the deaths of Michael Sharp, Zaida Catalan and Betu Tshintela. Michael and Zaida were members of the United Nations Group of Experts, investigating violence and alleged human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo in hopes of bringing an end to conflict in the region. Betu Tshintela, a Congolese citizen, served as their interpreter.

March 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after Trumpcare was pulled from the floor of the House of Representatives.

“Whether a vote is coming up in the next few hours or the next few months, we will not stop standing up for those with pre-existing conditions and we will not stop making sure that individual market plans will continue to provide needed coverage.

March 22, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Executive Committee, as well as Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, met with President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and advisers in the administration to talk about issues affecting the African American community and why the administration should follow the CBC’s lead if it’s serious about addressing these issues.

“The purpose of the meeting, which I think we made very clear, was to answer his question about what our community has to lose,” Rep. Bass said after the meeting. “It’s his budget, it’s his policy, it’s his rhetoric; all of these factors demonstrate what we stand to lose and in some cases, what we’ve already begun to lose in the first fifty days of his administration.”

March 22, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, March 22, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and five members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Executive Board will meet with President Trump at the White House to talk about the issues affecting the African-American community, including proposed budget cuts, the ACA repeal and replace bill, education, criminal justice reform, infrastructure, and economic opportunity for urban and rural communities.

During the meeting, the CBC Members will provide the President with short- and long-term solutions he can act on during his presidency to advance the African-American community in the United States.   
 

March 21, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives to defend the progress of the Affordable Care Act.

March 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) hosted a Facebook Live Town Hall to give an update from Washington and to discuss meeting with DHS Secretary Kelly, the President's budget blueprint, and the recent developments of Trumpcare. Watch the full event below.

March 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) reintroduced three pieces of legislation to help Physician Assistants (PAs) and aspiring Physician Assistants across the country. The first two bills will make sure that people who want to become Physician Assistants have the ability to successfully do so. The third will improve patient care and recognize the work of PAs.

"PAs across the nation are providing high quality healthcare to patients in both our largest cities and in America's most rural areas," said Rep. Bass. "In the next decade the demand for PAs is only going to increase and Congress needs to act today to make sure that we have the qualified health care professionals ready to meet the growing need."

March 16, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement condemning the release of the President’s proposed budget to Congress.

“The President’s budget blueprint has forgotten Americans, making cuts to lifesaving programs by taking away investments in foreign aid, housing, and environmental protections. Draconian cuts of $11 billion at the State Department and the elimination of the US Trade and Development Agency will make us less safe by diminishing our international diplomatic leadership.

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