August 1, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, introduced legislation along with 57 of her House colleagues calling upon the United States to work with international health authorities to assist Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia--nations impacted by the Ebola crisis--in the development and fielding of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to treat victims and those at risk of contracting this deadly disease
July 25, 2014 Press Release
Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after the release of Meriam Ibrahim from Sudan.
The House of Representatives today unanimously passed the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass that will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.
July 21, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the United States Sentencing Commission voted to authorize judges to reduce drug sentences for over 46,000 eligible prisoners beginning November 2015.
July 11, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass today announced that she and Congressman John Kline (R-Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and a group of bipartisan Members of Congress, have introduced the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation that would ensure that child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, document and serve child victims of trafficking.
July 11, 2014 Press Release
Months after kidnappings, Nigerian and American diplomats addressed instability in Northern Nigeria and US response to Boko Haram.
July 9, 2014 Press Release
My heart goes out to the parents and family of Mohammed Abu Khedir, the Palestinian boy who was burned alive apparently in revenge for the killing of the three Israeli teenagers. I am glad Israeli authorities have arrested a number of suspects in this horrific crime.
July 8, 2014 Press Release
In light of recent videos showing a California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face during a confrontation on the 10 Freeway, Congresswoman Karen Bass sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting the Department of Justice conduct an investigation into whether the officer’s conduct amounts to a criminal violation of the woman’s constitutional right to protection from police brutality.
July 7, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of former Assemblymember Ira Ruskin.
July 3, 2014 Press Release
HEROES Act provides path to employment for veterans who continue service in law enforcement agencies.