April 28, 2015 Press Release
Reps. Karen Bass and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif) released the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) did not select Los Angeles Trade-Technical College’s “Promise Zone” application.
This week Congress took important action on two fronts: Fighting sex trafficking and ensuring that the United States grows its trading relationship with the nations of Africa.
April 23, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to serve as the United States' 83rd Attorney General.
April 22, 2015 Press Release
Congressmembers Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Chris Smith (R-NJ)—Ranking Member and Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations—today introduced H.Res. 216 condemning the heinous atrocities and terrorist attack that occurred on April 2, 2015, at Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya that killed 147 people, offering condolences to the friends, families and loved ones of those who were killed, and reaffirming the United States’ support for the people and government of Kenya.
April 17, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the bipartisan introduction of HR 1891, the “AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015” that will extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for 10 years.
April 14, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Obama officially removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.
April 3, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement condemning the attack this morning at Garissa University College in Kenya:
Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) and 4 additional members of the Los Angeles Area Congressional Delegation sent a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide at least $330 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Fiscal Year 2016 for the Downtown Regional Connector and the Westside Purple Line Subway Extension.
March 6, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the last Ebola patient in Liberia was discharged from a treatment center in Monrovia.
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement condemning last weekend’s full-page ad in the New York Times attacking National Security Advisory Susan Rice.
In The News
January 31, 2013 In The News
For seven residents of the 37th Congressional District, history became a living, breathing entity thanks to their unique opportunity to attend the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.
January 30, 2013 In The News
Three foster youth shared their stories with Rep. Bass before the inauguration.
January 29, 2013 In The News
Nowhere is U.S. leadership needed more than in an almost 20-year conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has claimed about 5 million lives and displaced millions.
January 28, 2013 In The News
Despite the turmoil, each of these three foster youth have persevered and are excelling both personally and professionally. They are a testament to the perseverance of so many foster youth in America who, when given the tools to succeed, can overcome traumatic childhoods and go on to make significant contributions to society.
January 23, 2013 In The News
With stark figures that show that every 15 minutes in Los Angeles County a family loses their home, there could be a substantial turnout this weekend for a community event on home loans relief and tax assistance in the run up to the filing season.
January 23, 2013 In The News
Around 6 a.m. on Jan. 21, three former foster youth bundled up in their warmest clothes and headed to the nation’s capitol to witness the inaugural celebration of President Barack Obama. Sixto Cancel, 20, Daniesha Tobey-Richards, 19, and Elbert Belcher, 21, were all invited by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) to attend the historic ceremony in Washington D.C
January 20, 2013 In The News
Three former foster children will be in Washington on Monday to witness President Barack Obama's ceremonial inauguration for a second term. They were invited by California Congresswoman Karen Bass, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth and an ardent advocate for the more than 400,000 kids in foster care.
January 18, 2013 In The News
El presidente Barack Obama firmó el Acta Ininterrumpida de los Alumnos (USA) de la congresista demócrata de California Karen Bass y la senadora demócrata de Louisiana, Mary Landrieu que permite a las trabajadoras sociales de las agencias de asistencia pública de los niños tener acceso a los registros de los estudiantes.
January 17, 2013 In The News
Kudos to the president and to both parties in Congress, who swiftly came together to create the Uninterrupted Scholars Act. Translated from Washington-speak, that means foster children will escape some of the red tape that has snarled their efforts to reach a brighter future.
January 10, 2013 In The News
Even under the best circumstances African American students often have challenges resulting in lower graduation rates and test scores than their White counterparts. When you factor in a child in the foster care system, in particular an African American child, the statistics become even worse.