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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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August 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (August 11, 2016) – Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.),  Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, joined a Congressional delegation to Senegal this week to meet with President Macky Sall. Rep.

August 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) joined a bipartisan collection of Congressional members concerned about the recent wave of violence in South Sudan in a sign-on letter urging President Obama to enact an arms embargo on South Sudan.

August 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Karen Bass (D-CA.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, joined a Congressional delegation to Praia, Cabo Verde where they met with high-ranking government officials, including Defense Minister and Foreign Minister Luis Filipe Tavares, and Minister of Economy and Employment José Gonçalves.

July 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) introduced the “National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act,” legislation that would improve how adoptions are conducted in the United States, including improving home study standards through the creation of a national standard and registry.

July 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on Facebook calling for a ceasefire, following the recent violence in the capital city of Juba in South Sudan: 

July 6, 2016 Press Release
On Tuesday, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), released the following statement on the House floor, addressing the recent anti-terrorism package presented by Republicans, which includes gun-control restrictions to bar suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.
June 16, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Bass Statement Applauding Introduction of "Family First Prevention Services Act"

WASHINGTON--Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement in support of the introduction of "Family First Prevention Services Act": 

June 6, 2016 Press Release

LOS ANGELES—Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after this morning’s announcement  by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that South Los Angeles won a federal Promise Zone designation in the third round of the competition.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

LOS ANGELES--Congresswoman Karen Bass announced the winners of this year's Congressional Art Competition for the 37th Congressional District of California.  This year’s first place winner is Khary K. Moore, Jr., a senior at Hamilton High School who also happens to be on the autism spectrum.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) joined more than 65 bipartisan co-sponsors in recognizing May as National Foster Care Month and encouraging Congress to implement policies to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.

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In The News

March 22, 2013 In The News
Congresswoman and former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and California Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell highlighted the success of the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” for California residents and discussed next steps in the law’s implementation.
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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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March 22, 2013 In The News
Congresswoman and former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and California Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Calif.) held a press conference call highlighting the success of the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” for California residents and discussed next steps in the law’s implementation as the 3rd Anniversary of President Obama’s signing of this historic law nears.
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March 21, 2013 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, has introduced a bill to ease the cost of student loans.
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March 21, 2013 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, has introduced a bill to ease the cost of student loans.
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March 13, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass joined Sirius XM Radio's POTUS Morning Briefing with Tim Farley to discuss the House Republican's budget proposal.
March 7, 2013 In The News
VOA's Paul Ndiho continues his conversation with Representative Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, about the Congo and Mali.
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March 4, 2013 In The News
Flanked by service providers and workers likely to hit hard by the sequestration cuts in California, state and federal representatives laid the blame squarely at Republicans and urged a recall of Congress to hammer out a deal.
February 28, 2013 In The News
The deadline to prevent across-the-board federal spending cuts — known as sequestration — is Friday, and local legislators fear that the deadline will come and go before Congress reaches a deal.
February 28, 2013 In The News
Should the United States Congress fail to enact legislation that will trim the national budget by Friday, $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will go into effect.

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