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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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March 9, 2017 Press Release

“Our child welfare system is designed to protect children from abusive and neglectful parents. The system should never be used as a deterrent or a punishment for anyone, whether they are Americans or not,” said Rep. Bass.

March 9, 2017 Press Release

"The U.S. relationship with Israel is absolutely critical, both for Israel’s safety and for U.S. interests in the region.  I remain deeply concerned over the nomination of David Friedman as ambassador to Israel.

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March 8, 2017 Press Release

"Denying or creating barriers to people with a drug conviction from being able to receive federal financial aid has done nothing but keep Pell Grants and student loans from people who need them and who want to get their lives on track," said Rep. Bass.

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March 8, 2017 Press Release

“In light of recent events, I wanted to assure that we all know our rights and what resources are available to assist those in need of help,” Rep. Bass said. “The DHS memos set the President up to execute an early campaign pledge to create a massive deportation force that he could use to deport millions.”

March 8, 2017 Press Release

“Today, we celebrate the courageous women who marched, organized, and advanced the promise of equality as we pledge to remain vigilant and resolved in preserving and pursuing progress,” Rep. Bass said. “As we celebrate the many victories that women have won, we must keep fighting to make more progress for women all around the world.”

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March 7, 2017 Press Release

“46 days into Donald Trump's presidency and seven years after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans have finally delivered their plan of attack: less coverage at a higher cost.

March 6, 2017 Press Release

“The week-long delay of the President’s second ban attempt shows there is no real emergency behind his fear-mongering rhetoric. Just because the new immigration ban applies to 6 countries and not 7 and takes 10 days to come into effect instead of the second the President signed the order does not make up for the bigotry that this order is still soaked in.

March 6, 2017 Press Release

"Congratulations to the proud people of Ghana on 60 years of independence. Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to declare independence in 1957 and helped to set in motion similar Independence movements across the continent. With this in mind, I was honored to attend the January 7, 2017 Inauguration of Ghana’s President His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addox.

March 2, 2017 Press Release

“On January 10th, our nation’s top cop lied under oath," Rep. Bass said. "There are no two ways about this. If these allegations are true, the Attorney General has committed a crime and as a result, there should an immediate criminal investigation.  It has become clear that Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer and should resign.”

February 28, 2017 Press Release

“Yesterday, the Westside Jewish Community Center in my district had to evacuate in the face of a bomb threat, forcing out teachers and preschoolers, seniors, and many others, while the police investigated the area. Fortunately, it was only a hoax.

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In The News

September 10, 2013 In The News
Bass is encouraged by the Russian proposal, saying there's "a door that's opening, and frankly I think we should drive a truck right through that door."
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July 31, 2013 In The News
Congress should renew trade preferences with sub-Saharan Africa for at least 15 years, a group of African ambassadors said in a report on Wednesday.
July 31, 2013 In The News
Advocates of immigration-law changes are prepared to track down lawmakers doing household chores during the month-long congressional break that begins next week if that’s what it takes to get their voices heard.
July 30, 2013 In The News
President Barack Obama is planning to bypass congressional Republicans with a surge of executive actions and orders on issues like voting rights, health care, job creation, the economy, climate change and immigration.
July 29, 2013 In The News
A three-day nationwide operation focusing on underage victims of prostitution — including raids in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties — resulted in about 150 arrests of alleged pimps and other suspects and the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children, the FBI announced today.
July 29, 2013 In The News
In what it called its largest crackdown to date on child prostitution, the FBI announced Monday that a nationwide operation over the weekend resulted in 150 arrests, with 105 children rescued.
July 29, 2013 In The News
A three-day nationwide sex-trafficking sting resulted in arrests of pimps and the rescue of several children forced into prostitution across the country.
July 27, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass met with constituents to discuss measures being debated in Congress. Bass sees little prospect for passage of 'comprehensive' reform bills in the House.
July 24, 2013 In The News
With all the heated rhetoric surrounding immigration reform, it's fair to ask if some in Washington fully understand the many contributions undocumented immigrants make to our country.
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July 24, 2013 In The News
After a long week spent focused largely on the George Zimmerman verdict and conversations about race, President Obama wants to pivot the nation's attention back to the economy. On Wednesday, he will embark on a three-speech tour to jumpstart and tout his agenda before congressional Republicans return home for the August recess and a month of town hall meetings aimed at countering the president's message.

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