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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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January 11, 2018 Press Release

This legislation requires the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) to increase awareness of the National Helpline by conducting a national campaign to inform the public on how to get in contact with the National Helpline and the information it provides.

December 12, 2017 Press Release

“Burundi has been in crisis since 2015 after President Nkurunziza insisted on running for a third term. Since then, the political and security situation there has worsened and the country has fallen at risk of mass atrocities. The government of Burundi and the political opposition must renounce violence and armed rebellion. The Burundian people deserve peace.  Politically motivated violence is

December 11, 2017 Press Release

Throughout the year, Rep. Bass was able to engage and inform thousands of constituents through town halls and community meetings addressing some of the nation’s most critical issues including executive oversight, immigration, workforce development, health care, and foster care. The End of Year Report Back gave Rep.

December 8, 2017 Press Release

“This museum, which has been years in the making, is opening this weekend because of the selfless and heroic work of people like Congressmen John Lewis and Bennie Thompson.

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December 8, 2017 Press Release

“This has been the worst attack in recent history on a group of peacekeepers anywhere in the world.

December 8, 2017 Press Release

“We met with the Ambassador out of the profound concern that in this day and age, people are being sold as property,” said Rep. Bass, Second Vice Chair of the CBC. “The international community must operate on the assumption that we don’t need further proof, what we need is to stop it.

December 5, 2017 Press Release

“This is terrific progress and a big win for the community,” said Rep. Bass. “I look forward to seeing this long-awaited project come to fruition.”

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December 4, 2017 Press Release

“This attack on the environment must also be combatted as yet another instance of dog-whistle politics, this time a targeted and calculated attack against Native Americans in Utah,” said Rep. Bass.

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In The News

June 12, 2014 In The News
Community and labor activists have been agitating for more jobs to be filled locally for the building of Metro’s subway and light rail lines. But federal regulations have been a roadblock. Congress took a big step this week to change the rules.
June 10, 2014 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations will hold a hearing Wednesday to update members about the Boko Haram insurgency as well as conditions in parts of northern Nigeria, according to Congresswoman Karen Bass.
May 21, 2014 In The News
The U.S. House passed five anti-sex-trafficking bills on Tuesday, including one to help prevent children in foster care from being coerced into prostitution.
May 20, 2014 In The News
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that 60 percent of kids who end up in prostitution have remained in the custody of foster homes or state social services. To protect them, the Democratic congressman from California, Karen Bass, co-sponsored with 38 legislators, the H.R.4058 bill that is being debated from Tuesday in Congress.
May 18, 2014 In The News
On May 13, President Barack Obama issued an executive order that authorized sanctions to be placed upon five individuals in the Central African Republic. The sanctions were issued for their reported role in sectarian violence in the landlocked country in the middle of the African continent. The following day, Congresswoman Karen Bass issued a statement in support of Obama’s actions.
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 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 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.

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