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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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March 3, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement condemning last weekend’s full-page ad in the New York Times attacking National Security Advisory Susan Rice.
January 29, 2015 Press Release
Congressmember Karen Bass yesterday joined U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman for a forum in conjunction with the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss the reauthorization of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act.
January 27, 2015 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 469, the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015.” Introduced by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), the legislation will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.
January 27, 2015 Bill
Today, the House passed this bill this bill to ensure that child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, assess, and document child victims of trafficking. Domestic child trafficking remains a serious problem in the United States.
January 22, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after voting against legislation that would take away healthcare tax credits under the Affordable Care Act if the insurer provides abortion coverage.
January 22, 2015 Editorial
At every level of government, lawmakers should come together to address the issue of police-community relations. We cannot stay silent when this issue disproportionately affects black and brown families. At a minimum, laws must be applied equally and fairly to law enforcement and civilians, no matter what their race. People deserve to feel their country values their lives equally. We deserve to trust that our lives matter.
January 15, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after voting against the House Republican proposals that would roll back the President's executive actions to ensure immigrant families can stay together and provides young immigrants a path to stay in the United States:
January 14, 2015 Press Release
Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement condemning Boko Haram and the escalating violence in Nigeria.
January 9, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after voting against legislation that would force the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
January 8, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after voting to oppose the Sabotage American Workers Act of 2015.


In The News

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.
March 23, 2012 In The News
Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calf.) offered an amendment to prevent Stafford Loan interest rates from doubling this summer.
February 21, 2012 In The News
The office of Rep. Karen Bass was one of the first on the Hill to jump on the bar code bandwagon.
January 9, 2012 In The News
The Uninterrupted Scholars Act is the first major piece of legislation passed through the efforts of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, founded and co-chaired by a co-author here, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass. After hearing the concerns of stakeholders across the country, she built a bipartisan alliance in the House and Senate to pass it.
January 7, 2012 In The News
One of the bills awaiting President Obama’s signature makes an important change to the laws that govern children in foster care. Democrat Congresswoman Karen Bass of Los Angeles championed the measure.
December 6, 2011 In The News
U.S Rep. Karen Bass joined Roland Martin's show to discuss new legislation that would keep require mandatory reporting of Child Abuse.
November 28, 2011 In The News
As the country stands transfixed and outraged by the child sex abuse scandal involving former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, one California congresswoman is working to pass legislation ensuring that Americans will remain vigilant about reporting child sexual abuse from now on.
November 26, 2011 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) introduced the most recent bill, “Speak Out to Stop Child Abuse Act,” on November 21 and with Republican support.
November 25, 2011 In The News
U.S. Representative Karen Bass and California State Assembly Member Holly Mitchell recognized women veterans at a special event on Monday night, but acknowledged that California has a long way to go in caring for these vets when they come home.
November 10, 2011 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) urged lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday to protect Medicaid and Medicare funding.