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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

April 18, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the redacted report was publicly released.

“First, William Barr put out a 19-paged audition memo calling Robert Mueller’s investigation ‘overly aggressive’ and ‘fatally misconceived’.

April 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, issued the following statement after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced plans to allow U.S. citizens to sue businesses using property seized during the 1959 Cuban revolution.

“The Secretary of State’s announcement today was an unfortunate step backwards and will isolate the United States in the Western Hemisphere and put our nation at odds with some of our most important allies. The groups that stand to lose the most from today’s announcement are the Cuban people and American businesses, not the Cuban government.

April 12, 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 fluctuating political situation in Sudan.

"I was encouraged by the minimal violence last night as the protestors stayed out beyond the curfew.  I encourage all parties to refrain from violence as citizens exercise their right to peacefully protest and demand a transition to civilian rule.

April 11, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) discussed the legacy left by Nipsey Hussle shortly after the memorial service.
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April 11, 2019 Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) reflected on the memorial service for Nipsey Hussle. Watch her interview below.
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April 11, 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 news that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has ruled the country for nearly 30 years, has stepped down in response to massive nationwide protests.

“The news of President Omar al-Bashir’s resignation after months of protests demonstrates that governments must be responsive to their citizens' demands for inclusive governance, respect of human rights and the basic right of their citizens to peacefully express their civil liberties. I support the Sudanese people’s consistent and peaceful demands for a citizen-led transition to democracy.

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.

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