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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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April 29, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after Secretary Clinton​ ​in a speech at Columbia University called today for changes to our nation's criminal justice system​.
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.
April 24, 2015 Blog
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.
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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:
March 24, 2015 Press Release
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.

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December 19, 2012 In The News
When State Department officials testify Thursday on the Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. Consulate in Libya, the nation will have a chance for a Benghazi reset.
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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.
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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.
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