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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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June 6, 2016 Press Release

LOS ANGELES—Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after this morning’s announcement  by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that South Los Angeles won a federal Promise Zone designation in the third round of the competition.

May 18, 2016 Press Release

LOS ANGELES--Congresswoman Karen Bass announced the winners of this year's Congressional Art Competition for the 37th Congressional District of California.  This year’s first place winner is Khary K. Moore, Jr., a senior at Hamilton High School who also happens to be on the autism spectrum.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) joined more than 65 bipartisan co-sponsors in recognizing May as National Foster Care Month and encouraging Congress to implement policies to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.

May 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—During a congressional legislative week focused on several bills addressing the recent epidemic of opioid addiction, Dr. Phil McGraw—television personality, author, psychologist, and host of the popular television show Dr. Phil—addressed more than 20 Members of the House of Representatives about the effects this trend on American families.

April 1, 2016 Press Release

"Dr. Steven Sample was a leader and a visionary who cared deeply about USC students, professors and staff as well as South Los Angeles. During his tenure USC rose up the national academic ranks, recruited many nationally prominent faculty, created a global presence and built partnerships throughout Los Angeles.

March 31, 2016 Press Release

"It was with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of former Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl. I first met Bill when Michael Rosenthal, a close childhood friend and publisher of the Santa Monica Mirror, introduced me to him 15 years ago. Bill was the moderator of a popular cable TV show, and he invited me to appear several times on his show.

March 16, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON: Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the statement below after President Obama announcement that he would nominate D.C. Circuit Court Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court:
February 16, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON-- On Tuesday, February 9, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, welcomed more than 200 attendees, including students, academics, ambassadors, members of the African diaspora, representatives of African civil society and the United States government to the first Africa Policy Breakfast of 2016 on Boko Haram and its impact in West and Central Africa.
February 16, 2016 News Article

WASHINGTON-- On Tuesday, February 9, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, welcomed more than 200 attendees, including students, academics, ambassadors, members of the African diaspora, representatives of African civil society and the United States government to the

February 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC--Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the House Africa Subcommittee, released the statement below after the House of Representatives passed S. 2152, the "Electrify Africa Act of 2015:"


In The News

February 1, 2013 In The News
With thousands of Southern Californians still weathering a tough economy, U. S. Representative Karen Bass held a “Help and Hope Town Hall and Resource Fair” Saturday January 26, at the Crenshaw Christian Center that provided information on jobs, education, healthcare, and home ownership.
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.