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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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March 2, 2017 Press Release

“On January 10th, our nation’s top cop lied under oath," Rep. Bass said. "There are no two ways about this. If these allegations are true, the Attorney General has committed a crime and as a result, there should an immediate criminal investigation.  It has become clear that Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer and should resign.”

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.


In The News

March 21, 2013 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, has introduced a bill to ease the cost of student loans.
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.
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.
February 27, 2013 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass, the ranking Democratic on the House Africa subcommittee, who hosted the event, hailed Carson's longstanding commitment to Africa and said it is time to "create a movement" to forge a new U.S. relationship with Africa.
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.
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."