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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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May 9, 2017 Press Release

“Calls for an independent commission have never been lip service. Week after week, this Administration has executed various maneuvers that seriously call into question the accountability of the President and his ties to Russia. Today is no different.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

“Today, the House of Representatives passed Trumpcare 2.0, forgetting those with pre-existing conditions in favor of a plan that won’t cover substance use treatment, mental health treatment, or maternity care.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Foster Care Month will culminate in Foster Youth Shadow Day on May 24th, when nearly over 100 current and former foster youth from across the country will come to Washington, D.C. to be paired with their home members of Congress to share their experiences in the nation's foster care system. The CCFY co-chairs are Reps.

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May 2, 2017 Press Release

“The goal of this meeting was to put affected people in the same room with representatives of the organizations that can help mitigate and eliminate these problems,” Rep. Bass said after the meeting, which was held at Sixth Avenue Elementary School in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

May 1, 2017 Press Release

“The compromise reached last night represents Congress’s desire to sustain our country’s leadership role in international aid and diplomacy. Through the leadership of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), the omnibus package will provide nearly $1 billion in aid to combat famine and impending famine in Africa and Yemen.

April 25, 2017 Press Release

“Since the introduction of this legislation, people have starved to death in South Sudan who did not have to die, but succumbed to a famine caused by man. But this is also a famine that can be ended by man,” Rep. Bass said.

April 23, 2017 Press Release

“It’s exciting to see the Congressional Art Competition in my district grow every year,” Rep. Bass said. “More and more students can see their art displayed in a professional manner, and can understand that we value their work and their courage in submitting.”
 

April 21, 2017 Press Release

LOS ANGELES —Last night, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) hosted a panel called “From Nixon to Trump: Perspectives on Presidential Accountability” to discuss perspective on presidential power and to dissect how presidential accountability impacts the district and the country. Topics ranged from possible Russia collusion with the Trump administration to the work of Ambassador Susan Rice.

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April 14, 2017 Press Release

"It has been three years since 276 young girls were abducted by the terrorist group Boko Haram from a Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria.  While some of these girls have escaped or have been freed, 195 young girls are still missing and have been at risk of trafficking, forced marriage and other forms of exploitation.

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In The News

February 10, 2014 In The News
Residents in the historic West Adams neighborhood are taking a stand against an unwanted new neighbor which set up drilling operations there last year.
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January 15, 2014 In The News
A bill would allow projects such as the Crenshaw light-rail line to give hiring preference to area workers. It's a good idea.
December 9, 2013 In The News
Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Karen Bass are among two dozen U.S. representatives to attend a memorial service in South Africa today for former President Nelson Mandela. Both were active in the anti-apartheid movement here at home.
December 6, 2013 In The News
The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public service by his life from afar.
November 26, 2013 In The News
The rationale has been that all Americans should have access to jobs created with national funding, but the policy fails to take into account that most of the funding for most projects these days is raised locally.
November 19, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass discussed the healthcare.gov problems and the various legislative and administrative fixes to the Affordable Care Act that have been suggested.
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October 17, 2013 In The News
President Obama and lawmakers say the shutdown was both harmful and unnecessary.
October 16, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass has called for an immediate investigation into claims that an urban oil drilling site has caused such harmful air quality that local residents have suffered respiratory ailments, such as asthma, spontaneous nose bleeds, intense headaches and nausea.
October 16, 2013 In The News
Rep. Bass says GOP has some soul searching to do over shutdown.
October 14, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass announced that she signed a petition to reopen the government. This special congressional procedure allows a majority of members to bypass Speaker Boehner and force an up or down vote on a bill to reopen the government.

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