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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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April 7, 2017 Press Release

The Quiet Skies Caucus, led by co-chairs Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and vice chairs Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL), wrote to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development requesting they include in the subcommittee’s fisc

April 6, 2017 Press Release

"The constitution is clear; if President Trump intends to increase our military’s involvement in Syria, he must come to Congress for an Authorization for Use of Military Force. Tonight, I join the growing calls for Congress to immediately debate the further course of action in Syria.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

April 6, 2017

The Honorable Donald J. Trump
President
United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  

Dear Mr. President:

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

“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

"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

“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

“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

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.   
 

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In The News

May 6, 2014 In The News
“The CBC is completely positioned to be helpful to the process and correct what the Supreme Court did in respect to the Voting Rights Act,” said Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.).
May 2, 2014 In The News
Is Barack Obama doing enough to stop Vladimir Putin? That’s the question CNN “Crossfire” co-hosts Van Jones, on the left, and Newt Gingrich, on the right, asked Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Thursday.
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May 1, 2014 In The News
Cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, special education assistants and other members of Service Employees International Union Local 99 last Friday announced the launch of a new program in the Los Angeles Unified School District called OASIS — Optimizing Access to Services, Inspiring Success.
May 1, 2014 In The News
A meeting between Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Wednesday has helped reduce tensions but seems to have done little to reconcile different views on how to best fight poverty.
April 25, 2014 In The News
Trafficking of humans for prostitution, a modern-day act of slavery, has greatly increased in the Southland over the years, and many of the victims are children. On Friday, the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles held a symposium at the Museum of Tolerance — a fitting place to discuss and educate a community on Human Trafficking in California and worldwide.
March 27, 2014 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) and Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-South Los Angeles) welcomed hundreds of community members and advocates to a town hall and fair at the Crenshaw Christian Center recently, to discuss criminal justice reform.
March 20, 2014 In The News
More than 400 people packed Crenshaw Christian Center last Saturday to discuss an issue that’s haunted much of L.A. for more than a generation: effectively integrating former inmates back into the community.
March 19, 2014 In The News
Well-known African-American community leader Celes King IV has died at the age of 70. King died Saturday during heart surgery. King championed the cause of underserved communities. He served for years as president and vice chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
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March 6, 2014 In The News
President Barack Obama released his 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday, revealing a plan to create 40 new “Promise Zones” nationwide — a major bump from last year’s designation of just five. As a low-income neighborhood, South Los Angeles stands to benefit, said Rep. Karen Bass.
March 5, 2014 In The News
The foundation’s $50 Million program to boost “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in California, leading other organizations with the largest contribution so far

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