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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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February 28, 2017 Press Release

“Yesterday, the Westside Jewish Community Center in my district had to evacuate in the face of a bomb threat, forcing out teachers and preschoolers, seniors, and many others, while the police investigated the area. Fortunately, it was only a hoax.

February 23, 2017 Press Release

"In the wake of several years of internal conflict, growing insecurity and deliberate restriction of humanitarian activities, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan. At risk are an estimated 4 million men, women, and children.

February 17, 2017 Press Release

“The President’s threats to whistleblowers are reckless and dangerous,” Rep. Bass said about the letter. “Due to how closely the President has worked with then-Senator Sessions during the campaign, it seems only reasonable to have the Inspector General conduct this requested review.”

February 16, 2017 Press Release

“I’m reintroducing the Student Loan Fairness Act because student debt is not an issue that is just going to disappear overnight without a concerted effort by Congress. We need to make sure we are setting up future generations for success, not crippling debt,” Rep. Bass said.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

"General Flynn is a good soldier that is very possibly falling on his sword for following orders given by the President,” Rep. Bass stated. “Flynn was always a poor choice for National Security Advisor, a role not suitable for someone who flirts loosely with the truth.

February 13, 2017 Press Release

"Once again, we are witnessing dangerous attempts by the Trump administration to roll back legislation aimed at protecting the human and civil rights of people not only in this country but abroad.

February 13, 2017 Press Release

“I congratulate Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on his election as President of the Federal Republic of Somalia.  Somalia has made tremendous progress in its recovery from decades of debilitating civil war.  I sincerely wish the Somali people continued success in the task of nation-building.

February 10, 2017 Press Release

"Kellyanne Conway’s comment yesterday regarding the president’s daughter’s clothing line was more than an unacceptable slip; it was a blatant violation of ethics and an abuse of power.

February 10, 2017 Press Release

"Last night, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled rejecting the Trump administration's travel ban. This unanimous ruling to side with the constitution not only will benefit the hundreds of thousands threatened with being separated from loved ones, it will also make our country safer.

February 9, 2017 Press Release

“The MERCY Act rightly calls attention to the need for smart reform and trauma-informed care for all justice-involved youth and is a necessary piece of legislation that aims to eliminate harmful and dangerous confinement practices for this vulnerable population,” Rep. Bass, a member of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, stated.

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In The News

April 6, 2013 In The News
There is a legislative effort to ease some of the potential burdens, as the interest rate for some federal student loans is set to jump to 6.8 percent from 3.4 percent in July. Congresswoman Karen Bass is proposing to cap student loan interest rates at 3.4 percent.
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April 6, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass joined NPR's All Things Considered to discuss the Student Loan Fairness Act and the looming student debt crisis.
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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.
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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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