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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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October 13, 2016 Press Release

“The release of 21 Chibok young women from the grips of the terrorist group Boko Haram into the custody of the state services department is bittersweet news. The negotiations – brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government – have resulted in the greatest breakthrough since the beginning of this ordeal.

October 4, 2016 Press Release

"I am deeply disturbed and distressed at the latest police-involved shootings. The people of South L.A. need answers, and I share their anger, frustration and fear. While the facts of both cases are still being examined, I urge that there be fair and impartial investigations.

September 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-37) issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of Israeli leader and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres.

September 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmember Karen Bass (Calf – 37) testified today before  the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations in support of Rep. Fredericka Wilson’s H.R. 3833 "to require a regional strategy to address the threat posed by Boko Haram". Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery:

September 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) held a press conference regarding the Lost Boys and Girls Rebuilding Infrastructure to Sustain Enduring Peace in South Sudan Act (Lost Boys and Girls RISE Act) of 2016.

September 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-37) issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of Los Angeles activist, Stanley Sheinbaum.

September 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late Wednesday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calf.), ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the passage of the AGOA Enhancement Act, which passed by a unanimous voice vote on the House Floor.

September 6, 2016 Press Release

Today, Congressmember Karen Bass issued the following statement concerning the fire in the Qilinti Prison in Ethiopia:

August 26, 2016 Blog Post

The following is a message from the National Museum of African American History and Culture:

"We have received numerous requests for this information and wanted to give you notice of the launch in advance so that you will have time to get in touch with your constitutents.

August 26, 2016 Press Release

Los Angeles, California  – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) marked Woman’s Equality Day, when we celebrate the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which enshrined women’s right to vote.


In The News

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
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 15, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says Senate Republicans are embarrassing the U.S. in the international community by delaying the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.
February 13, 2013 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass set forth her positive take on the State of the Union address in a virtual town hall with Southland constituents Tuesday. In particular, Bass zeroed in on the president’s call to increase the minimum wage — pegging it to the cost of living.
February 13, 2013 In The News
After the speech, The Root caught up with NAACP President Ben Jealous and members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Rep. Karen Bass, to get their take on the content of the president's message.
February 11, 2013 In The News
As Congress looks toward meaningful immigration reform, we must take care not to neglect one of the most heartbreaking problems within the current, broken system: what happens to children when their parents or guardians are deported.
February 8, 2013 In The News
The disproportionate number of African American’s in foster care must remain in our conscience during Black History Month, and the many more months to come until racial disparities are eradicated.
February 7, 2013 In The News
Recently, the Dorsey High School of Culinary Arts students got a chance to sample their expertise with Congresswoman Karen Bass.
February 6, 2013 In The News
“...there are anywhere from 5,000 to 6,000 children who have been placed in foster care because their parents have been deported. The children were citizens,” Rep. Karen Bass said at the hearing yesterday, citing the findings of a investigation.
February 6, 2013 In The News
U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s historic decision to end Saturday mail delivery drew mixed reaction on Capitol Hill. Rep. Karen Bass, the daughter of a letter carrier, said it was a reminder of the need for lawmakers to ease a costly mandate that the Postal Service pre-fund pension benefits.