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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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November 1, 2017 Press Release

“In the wake of Tuesday’s attack in New York City, President Trump has politicized the tragedy by going after the Senate Democratic Leader and calling for the termination of the Diversity Visa Program, one of the primary vehicles used by Africans to immigrate to the U.S.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

“Because the Trump administration has cut funding for ads encouraging enrollment for the Affordable Care Act and pulled out of assisting states with enrollment efforts, we’ve had to take getting the word out upon ourselves,” Rep. Bass said. “This is your chance to make changes that work best for you and your family.

October 30, 2017 Press Release

“This morning’s announcement should serve as a wake-up call to the White House that conspiring against the United States will not slide. In the face of confusing talking points and untruths put forth by the Trump Administration, it’s important to note that both Paul Manafort and Richard Gates spent significant time working with now-President Trump. Mr.

October 30, 2017 Press Release

“Bill Handel’s racially-motivated remarks about my colleague Congresswoman Frederica Wilson were degrading and repulsive. Handel deserves to lose his job as well as any planned accolades for his reporting. I’m proud of the grassroots efforts that continue to publicize this derogatory display of on-air racism and call upon Mr. Handel to step down before he is forced to.” 

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October 24, 2017 Press Release

“The early October attack that left four American service members dead in Niger has raised a number of important questions about exactly what happened, highlighted growing counterterrorism efforts across the continent, and emphasized the need for the Administration to reveal its policy toward Africa. 

October 24, 2017 Press Release

"Today, Los Angeles lost a star and I, a dear friend. 

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October 17, 2017 Press Release

The October 7, 2017 meeting was attended by hundreds of constituents, who have been surprised and upset by newly-concentrated flight paths that have created a “freeway in the sky” which tracks over Culver City, West Adams and Jefferson Park. 

October 16, 2017 Press Release

“Saturday’s attack has left more than 300 people dead, 400 people injured, and many more still missing. The explosion was the worst single attack in the country’s history and the Somali government believes the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabaab is responsible for the attack.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

“Physician Assistants are often the first point of contact for many patients and play a vital role in helping them understand their medical needs and empower them to become effective advocates for their own health,” Rep. Bass said.

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In The News

October 15, 2014 In The News
A trio of House Democrats is calling on President Obama to allow U.S. troops in West Africa to provide direct care to Ebola patients.
September 11, 2014 In The News
Members of California's Congressional delegation had a mixed response to President Barack Obama strategy for dealing with Islamic militants, which he unveiled in a speech to the nation Wednesday night. Obama said he'll use airstrikes and send trainers and equipment to the region.
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September 10, 2014 In The News
Twelve House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday demanding "the highest level of transparency" concerning how the league investigated the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.
August 5, 2014 In The News
An adviser to U.S. House of Representative Karen Bass says the congresswoman will host African leaders and American business officials for the Growth and Opportunity in Africa forum on Tuesday as part of the ongoing U.S-Africa summit.
August 4, 2014 In The News
In the opening panel, moderated by Vera Songwe, Rep. Karen R. Bass (D-Calif.) and Rep. Smith, who are ranking member and chairman, respectively, of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, delivered remarks on the importance of Africa and the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
July 24, 2014 In The News
President Obama met privately with Father Gregory Boyle of Los Angeles' Homeboy Industries and four former gang members Thursday as part of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aimed at lifting African American and Latino youths.
July 10, 2014 In The News
It looked like 1966 in South Los Angeles this week when the community galvanized into a united force to confront an issue many thought had long been overcome — allegations of police brutality against defenseless black citizens.
July 8, 2014 In The News
California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow met today with a group of community activists in Culver City, demanding action in response to a cellphone video showing an officer repeatedly punching a woman, and he said the investigation would be expedited as much as possible.
July 8, 2014 In The News
The commissioner of the California Highway Patrol called the CHP a "wounded" organization when he met with community leaders and activists Tuesday amid public outrage over an officer who was caught on video hitting a woman in the face.
July 8, 2014 In The News
A bureaucratic debate over sentence construction is denying health care to young adults who were once in foster care, a round table on child welfare learned Monday. U.S. Reps. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., and Karen Bass, D-Calif., were joined by advocates and state officials for the lunchtime meeting in the Boone County Commission chambers.

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