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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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December 29, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the release of the autopsy of Ezell Ford, an unarmed 25-year-old who was shot and killed by LAPD officers in August.
December 17, 2014 Press Release
Today, following the announcement of American Alan Gross’ release from a Cuban prison after five years of incarceration, President Barack Obama announced significant changes in U.S. policy as it relates to Cuba to promote more effective change in Cuba that is consistent with U.S. support for the Cuban people and in line with U.S. national security interests. In addition to changing diplomatic relations, changes to remittance, trade and travel rules are also being proposed. These changes are the most dramatic since relations were severed in 1961.
December 11, 2014 Press Release
Washington. DC--Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after voting to oppose the 2015 CROmnibus legislation.
December 3, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after a Staten Island grand jury did not indict New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo after the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
November 25, 2014 Press Release
Last Saturday, Congresswoman Karen Bass joined hundreds of families, insurance seekers, and healthcare advocates for a Healthcare Resource Fair and Town Hall.
November 24, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson in shooting Michael Brown.
November 20, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama announced his executive action that will stop the deportation of over 5 million immigrants living in the United States.
November 19, 2014 Blog
“My name is Adam El-Sahn and I would like to intern in your office in Washington. I brought my resume and I was hoping you might consider me.”
November 15, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement calling on President Obama to take executive action to improve the country's immigration system.
November 13, 2014 Press Release
Following a House Foreign Affairs committee hearing entitled “Combatting Ebola in West Africa: The International Response” with top administration officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Karen Bass (D-CA) today introduced a congressional resolution to acknowledge and thank medical professionals and volunteers for their extraordinary courage in responding to the Ebola outbreak.


In The News

December 15, 2012 In The News
Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass of Los Angeles, like most members, is holding a lottery for the standing room tickets. But she's also offering two actual seats to each of two lucky constituents.
December 13, 2012 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass encouraged demonstrators to let their voices be heard at a fiscal cliff rally on Monday.
December 10, 2012 In The News
Any good negotiation has three parts. First, each side makes clear which issues they will stake their ground around. Next both sides formalize their positions and put forth proposals, usually resulting in a temporary stalemate. Finally, each side returns to their corners and decides when, how and on which issues to compromise in order to break the stalemate and get a deal.
November 29, 2012 In The News
The impending and dreaded so-called fiscal cliff is a deadline on a group of bills and legislative acts that currently govern almost all facets of the federal government, with many of the current laws, tax codes and more set to change or expire simultaneously.
June 5, 2012 In The News
Representative Karen Bass, D-California has introduced a bill (H.R. 5884), which is sponsored by Representative Robert J. Dold, R-Illinois and Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Illinois, and which is meant to help make FHA mortgages more affordable for first-time home buyers.
June 5, 2012 In The News
Federal lawmakers proposed a bill Thursday that would give social workers better access to school records in an effort to improve education for foster children.
June 5, 2012 In The News
The halls of Congress that Withelma Ortiz Walker Pettigrew traversed last week are a far cry from the abusive foster and groups homes she bounced around throughout her childhood.
June 5, 2012 In The News
Rushing down the halls of the Cannon House Office Building, shoving her way into crowded elevators and brushing shoulders in the tunnel to the Capitol, Withelma Ortiz-Walker Pettigrew told the story of her troubled youth.
May 10, 2012 In The News
Congratulations to Culver City High School’s Michelle Bac for talking first place honors in the 2012 Congressional Arts Competition.
April 9, 2012 In The News
It's not often that members of Congress from both sides of the aisle come together to celebrate the life and legacy of a single member. Yet, after the death of our beloved colleague Rep.