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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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October 6, 2017 Press Release

"During the past year, there has been notable progress in areas outlined by the Five Track Engagement Plan (5TEP), including: Opening humanitarian access throughout the country; maintaining a cessation of hostilities in Darfur and the Two Areas (Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State); ceasing support to South Sudanese rebel movements and cooperating on threats to regional security.

October 2, 2017 Press Release

"By expelling 15 Cuban diplomats from the United States, Secretary Tillerson and the Trump Administration have adopted a hasty response without a thorough investigation into what actually transpired." Rep. Bass said.

September 28, 2017 Press Release

“There are neighborhoods in Los Angeles that suffer hour after hour due to rampant and never-ceasing pollution and noise left by airplanes flying with no regard for previously agreed upon height regulation,” Rep. Bass said.

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September 28, 2017 Press Release

“The Jones Act has finally been waived but there’s still much to be done. The decimation being faced by millions of Americans in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the chain of Caribbean islands is devastating to say the least,” Rep. Bass said.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

“Tonight, I'm signing a petition for an immediate vote on the bipartisan DREAM Act,” Rep. Bass said. “Especially in Los Angeles, DREAMers are students, teachers, coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs and community leaders from Jamaica, El Salvador, China and Sudan. They are from everywhere but the only place they aren't American is on paper.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

“Grandparents and other relatives all over our nation step forward every day to provide a home and care for children when their biological parents are unable to do so,” Rep. Bass said. “These family members play a vital role in our child welfare system and often care for these children without the same resources as foster parents.

September 14, 2017 Press Release

“Due to the current President’s proven willingness to slander the truth and exploit legal ambiguity for personal gain, we must explicitly forbid the possibility of a pardon for himself or his family,” Rep. Bass said. “Throughout this presidency, I’ve heard from thousands of constituents concerned about pardon power. The recent pardon of Joe Arpaio only amplified those concerns.

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September 5, 2017 Press Release

“The main focus of my amendments is to require the FAA to provide resources to address noise reduction on aircrafts and to increase funding research, development and the implementation of air traffic noise reduction technologies,” Bass said in her testimony before the committee.

September 5, 2017 Press Release

“Trump's emphatic lack of empathy continues to destroy our communities and stain our reputation abroad. DREAMers aren't just "other country's kids." Especially in Los Angeles, they are students, teachers, coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs and community leaders from every continent. They’re from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. They're friends and they're family.

August 23, 2017 Press Release

“With hundreds dead, more missing, and the threat of a cholera outbreak looming, we must do our part in providing lifesaving assistance to Sierra Leone,” said Rep. Bass. “The situation there remains dire as rainfall continues, slowing recovery efforts and bringing the threat of further mudslides.

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In The News

May 7, 2014 In The News
A group of American congresswomen have called on the US to do more to help Nigeria capture the "terrorist thugs" behind last month's kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls.
May 7, 2014 In The News
Five outraged House Democrats emerged from a meeting at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday with tough words for the leader of the terrorist group Boko Haram.
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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