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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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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.

August 18, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep Karen Bass (CA-37) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s  (FAA) decision to keep Santa Monica Airport (SMO) open through 2023, concluding the city must meet its federal grant obligations put into effect in 2003.

August 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (August 14, 2016) Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.),  Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, joined a congressional delegation to Lagos from August 12 to 14.  The delegation heard from Nigerian technology leaders and young entrepreneurs on August 13 regarding their successes and challenges. Rep.

August 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (August 11, 2016) – Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.),  Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, joined a Congressional delegation to Senegal this week to meet with President Macky Sall. Rep.

August 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37) joined a bipartisan collection of Congressional members concerned about the recent wave of violence in South Sudan in a sign-on letter urging President Obama to enact an arms embargo on South Sudan.

August 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Karen Bass (D-CA.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, joined a Congressional delegation to Praia, Cabo Verde where they met with high-ranking government officials, including Defense Minister and Foreign Minister Luis Filipe Tavares, and Minister of Economy and Employment José Gonçalves.

July 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) introduced the “National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act,” legislation that would improve how adoptions are conducted in the United States, including improving home study standards through the creation of a national standard and registry.

July 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on Facebook calling for a ceasefire, following the recent violence in the capital city of Juba in South Sudan: 

July 6, 2016 Press Release
On Tuesday, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), released the following statement on the House floor, addressing the recent anti-terrorism package presented by Republicans, which includes gun-control restrictions to bar suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms.
June 16, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Bass Statement Applauding Introduction of "Family First Prevention Services Act"

WASHINGTON--Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement in support of the introduction of "Family First Prevention Services Act": 

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In The News

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.
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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 Colorlines.com 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.
February 5, 2013 In The News
Sequestration would involve cuts to programs like Head Start, transportation and housing that Rep. Karen Bass says would have "severe repercussions" for Black communities.
February 5, 2013 In The News
A bipartisan group of U.S. House members has been meeting to work out an immigration reform bill both sides can support. Exactly what’s in that plan is still up in the air. But the first House immigration hearing makes it clear where both sides agree…and where they do not.

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