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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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January 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D – Calif.) cosponsored legislation that would create a 12-member, bipartisan, independent commission empowered to interview witnesses, obtain documents, issue subpoenas, and receive public testimony to examine attempts by the Russian government and others to use electronic means to influence, interfere with, or sow distrust in this year’s U.S.

January 3, 2017 Press Release

“I am honored and excited to continue my work in Congress on behalf of my constituents in the 37th district. We have some difficult days ahead of us. Republicans seek to roll back progressive policies that have made our families stronger, healthier and more financially secure.

January 1, 2017 Blog Post

 

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December 21, 2016 Blog Post

View the presentation about Rep Bass' 2016 accomplishments here:

/sites/karenbass.house.gov/files/documents/2016EOYAccomplishments_Webjh.pdf

View the presentation about Trump's dangerous appointments and the electoral college here:

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December 19, 2016 Press Release

"As the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) wait to see whether President Joseph Kabila, in deference to the people of the DRC and his office, chooses to step down from the presidency on December 19, I join those in the United States, internationally and in the DRC calling on him to complete his term of office on the right side of history by stepping down.

December 12, 2016 Press Release

"On the heels of what was a peaceful and successful process which resulted in the election of current President-Elect Barrow, President Jammeh, who conceded the election on December 2, 2016, now seeks to overturn the electoral process.

December 8, 2016 Press Release

"Just this morning, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to help thousands of California National Guard soldiers and vets facing clawback payment demands. I am glad the Senate chose the wellbeing of those that have sacrificed for this country and the futures of their families over the broken system that took advantage of these heroes."

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December 7, 2016 Press Release

"I was sorry to learn last night of the death of former Cal State University chancellor Charles Reed.

December 7, 2016 Press Release

"I strongly support the thousands of Standing Rock Sioux tribe and Native American activists at the Standing Rock water protector camps who have vowed to remain steadfast in their protests to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and secure their only source of clean water, and sacred burial grounds.

December 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) elected Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-37) to serve as Second Vice Chair of the CBC for the 115th Congress. When the next Congress convenes in January, Rep. Bass will rejoin the leadership of the largest CBC in history, as victories in the last election have grown the Caucus to 49 members.

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In The News

April 4, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass joined leaders associated with government, international nonprofit organizations, business and medical research in Los Angeles Tuesday and Wednesday at the 2nd African First Ladies Health Summit to expand on their efforts to improve the life prospects of women and children on the continent.
April 3, 2013 In The News
So how would the Student Loan Fairness Act help you deal with your student debt? The plan would cap borrowers' monthly payments to 10 percent of their discretionary income and limit interest capitalization to 10 percent of the original principal amount.
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April 2, 2013 In The News
With student loan debt surpassing $1 trillion and unemployment rates for recent graduates lingering near painful post-2008 heights, student debt has become a serious burden on our national economy and on young lives. We have proposed the Student Loan Fairness Act to give these Americans — young and old — a chance to break free from this crushing debt.
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March 29, 2013 In The News
More and more it is becoming clear that Africa is ready for a deeper strategic partnership with the United States — a partnership that not only keeps America safe but creates the stability for Africa to reach its full economic potential.
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March 26, 2013 In The News
Congress will once again be discussing changes for student loan borrowers. Congresswoman Karen Bass has just pushed forward the Student Loan Fairness Act of 2013, which will offer up several benefits for both federal and private student loan borrowers
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March 26, 2013 In The News
On Thursday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2013 that addresses the rapidly growing problem of student loan debt.
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March 26, 2013 In The News
Congress will once again be discussing changes for student loan borrowers. Congresswoman Karen Bass has just pushed forward the Student Loan Fairness Act of 2013, which will offer up several benefits for both federal and private student loan borrowers.
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March 26, 2013 In The News
On Thursday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2013 that addresses the rapidly growing problem of student loan debt.
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March 22, 2013 In The News
The amount of money that today's college students owe upon graduating from college is now epic, surpassing the $1 trillion mark, and second only to mortgage debt. California Rep. Karen Bass has introduced the Student Loan Fairness Act of 2013 to help ease some of their financial burden.
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March 22, 2013 In The News
Before leaving for a two week recess, yesterday Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-California) introduced a bill to assist student borrowers. The Student Loan Fairness Act of 2013 addresses the looming student loan crisis.
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