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April 22, 2020 Press Release

“There are currently nearly 2,400 children in Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) custody, including licensed shelters.

April 22, 2020 Press Release

“The WHO plays a vital role in supporting and enforcing international health regulations, educating the public, and strengthening the ability of health systems—particularly those in the developing world—to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks.  The organization is not perfect, and we should thoroughly review its early handling of this crisis, particularly its engagement with Chinese author

April 20, 2020 Press Release

“As the public health crisis continues to worsen, a growing number of states and cities across the country are issuing stay-at-home orders and closing schools,” wrote the Members in their letter.

April 16, 2020 Press Release

While the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth and their colleagues in Congress continue to advocate for federal COVID-19 relief for transition-age foster youth, they also encourage Governors to support these young people as they manage their state responses to the pandemic. 


April 15, 2020 Press Release

As jobless claims continue to spike—with millions of new claims being filed every week—millions of Americans are finding themselves unable to pay their bills. This is especially true for low-income families, which are more likely to pay higher rates for basic utilities, including electricity and heat.

April 14, 2020 Press Release

"President Donald Trump’s absolute abdication of international responsibility and leadership is now unequivocally apparent.

April 14, 2020 Press Release

The bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect and report racial, ethnic, and other demographic data on COVID-19 testing, treatment, and fatality rates, and provide a summary of the final statistics and a report to Congress within 60 days after the end of the public health emergency. The legislation comes as reports across the United States poin

April 14, 2020 Press Release

The Environmental Justice for All Act is the product of a multi-year collaborative effort based on extensive public feedback and serious engagement with hundreds of environmental justice groups. A public draft of the bill received several hundred written comments from environmental justice leaders and everyday Americans, and was improved it based on their feedback.


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May 27, 2020 In The News

Rep. Bass Discusses COVID-19's Impact On Entertainment Industry

Rep. Bass Calls For Worker Protections In Pandemic

May 24, 2020 In The News

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Find more information about upcoming Congressional Black Caucus events here:

April 9, 2020 In The News

Rep. Bass Slams Trump Testing Claims: 

Rep. Bass Addresses Years of Trump Lies:

April 9, 2020 In The News


Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) joined KCRW's Madeline Brand on Press Play to discuss why Black Americans seem to be dying at disproportionately high rates from COVID-19. Listen to the interview here


April 8, 2020 In The News