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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Press Releases

August 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) joined a bipartisan collection of Congressional members concerned about the recent wave of violence in South Sudan in a sign-on letter urging President Obama to enact an arms embargo on South Sudan.

August 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Karen Bass (D-CA.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, joined a Congressional delegation to Praia, Cabo Verde where they met with high-ranking government officials, including Defense Minister and Foreign Minister Luis Filipe Tavares, and Minister of Economy and Employment José Gonçalves.

July 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) introduced the “National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act,” legislation that would improve how adoptions are conducted in the United States, including improving home study standards through the creation of a national standard and registry.

July 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on Facebook calling for a ceasefire, following the recent violence in the capital city of Juba in South Sudan: 

July 6, 2016 Press Release
On Tuesday, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), released the following statement on the House floor, addressing the recent anti-terrorism package presented by Republicans, which includes gun-control restrictions to bar suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.
June 16, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Bass Statement Applauding Introduction of "Family First Prevention Services Act"

WASHINGTON--Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement in support of the introduction of "Family First Prevention Services Act": 

June 6, 2016 Press Release

LOS ANGELES—Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after this morning’s announcement  by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that South Los Angeles won a federal Promise Zone designation in the third round of the competition.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

LOS ANGELES--Congresswoman Karen Bass announced the winners of this year's Congressional Art Competition for the 37th Congressional District of California.  This year’s first place winner is Khary K. Moore, Jr., a senior at Hamilton High School who also happens to be on the autism spectrum.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) joined more than 65 bipartisan co-sponsors in recognizing May as National Foster Care Month and encouraging Congress to implement policies to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.

May 14, 2016 Press Release
Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Holds Briefing Examining Effects on Foster Care System

WASHINGTON—During a congressional legislative week focused on several bills addressing the recent epidemic of opioid addiction, Dr. Phil McGraw—television personality, author, psychologist, and host of the popular television show Dr. Phil—addressed more than 20 Members of the House of Representatives about the effects this trend on American families.