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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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July 30, 2015 Editorial
We need to declare the era of mass incarceration and oppressive prison sentences over. The time for comprehensive criminal justice reform is now.
July 23, 2015 Press Release
As part of her work to ensure that foster youth are successful as they move into adulthood and to combat some of the startling statistics about former foster youth, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) today joined the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth co-chairs Reps. Tom Marino (R-PA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Diane Black (R-TN) and Trent Franks (R-AZ) to introduce H.R. 3160, the "Foster Youth Independence Act of 2015."
July 22, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, welcomed more than 120 participants, including members of the African private sector, diaspora and civil society, Obama Administration officials and the African diplomatic corps, to the first Congressional public forum on the future of U.S.-Africa trade now that President Obama has signed legislation that will extend the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for 10 years.
July 10, 2015 Press Release
In their first public event this year, the 2015 Class of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) were welcomed to the U.S. Capitol by Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, for the latest edition of the "Africa Policy Forum."
July 9, 2015 Press Release
Following meeting with Santa Monica and Los Angeles residents, both members of Congress agree that it is time to close the airport.
July 1, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after President Obama announced that the Administration has reached a deal with Cuba to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies.
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June 25, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the House voted final passage of the reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
June 25, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement after the Senate voted to pass H.R. 1295, the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes the reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
June 25, 2015 Editorial
As the eyes of California as well as the country and the world turn to criminal justice reform, we must make sure that the unique needs of women and girls are not kept out of the conversation
June 22, 2015 Press Release
After stops in the Crenshaw and Cheviot Hills neighborhoods, Rep. Karen Bass brought together over 50 Mid-City residents at the Memorial Branch Library on Saturday, June 20.
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February 26, 2013 In The News
A group of 10 House Democrats has told the Department of Health and Human Services that it has erroneously imposed a state residency requirement in a proposed rule that would extend Medicaid eligibility to foster children between the ages of 18 and 26.
February 26, 2013 In The News
Several guests including Hon. Karen Bass, ranking member House Committee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights, showered praises on Ambassador Carson for his dedication of service to the continent.
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February 25, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass has sent out a bulletin encouraging art students in her 37th Congressional District to enter the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery."
February 25, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass has sent out a bulletin encouraging art students in her 37th Congressional District to enter the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery."
February 19, 2013 In The News
As Congress prepares to tackle immigration reform, two Southland Democrats are addressing an unintended consequence of the current policy. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it involves thousands of U.S.-born children of undocumented parents in foster care.
February 18, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass and a delegation of U.S. lawmakers met with military officials in Mali's capital on Monday, and urged caution as the French-led military intervention to wrest back control of the country's north from the al-Qaida fighters entered its fifth week.
February 18, 2013 In The News
As Congress prepares to tackle immigration reform, two Southland Democrats are addressing an unintended consequence of the current policy. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it involves thousands of U.S.-born children of undocumented parents in foster care.
February 18, 2013 In The News
The United States is likely to eventually resume direct support for Mali's military, but only after full restoration of democracy through elections, the head of a visiting U.S. Congress delegation said on Monday.
February 18, 2013 In The News
The United States is likely to eventually resume direct support for Mali's military, but only after full restoration of democracy through elections, the head of a visiting U.S. Congress delegation said on Monday.
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February 18, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass and a delegation of U.S. lawmakers met with military officials in Mali's capital on Monday, and urged caution as the French-led military intervention to wrest back control of the country's north from the al-Qaida fighters entered its fifth week.
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