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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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July 10, 2015 Press Release
In their first public event this year, the 2015 Class of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) were welcomed to the U.S. Capitol by Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, for the latest edition of the "Africa Policy Forum."
July 9, 2015 Press Release
Following meeting with Santa Monica and Los Angeles residents, both members of Congress agree that it is time to close the airport.
July 1, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after President Obama announced that the Administration has reached a deal with Cuba to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies.
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June 25, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the House voted final passage of the reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
June 25, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement after the Senate voted to pass H.R. 1295, the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes the reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
June 25, 2015 Editorial
As the eyes of California as well as the country and the world turn to criminal justice reform, we must make sure that the unique needs of women and girls are not kept out of the conversation
June 22, 2015 Press Release
After stops in the Crenshaw and Cheviot Hills neighborhoods, Rep. Karen Bass brought together over 50 Mid-City residents at the Memorial Branch Library on Saturday, June 20.
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June 11, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1295, the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which would extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
June 10, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement after the Department of Education announced that it will forgive student loans for people impacted by Corinthian Colleges' closing campuses.
June 10, 2015 Press Release
As Congress begins to discuss reforms to our nation's criminal justice system, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) welcomed more than 100 attendees to a panel of juvenile court judges and young women who had involvement in the criminal justice system to discuss how Congress should address the specific needs of women and girls in the judicial system.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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November 10, 2011 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) urged lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday to protect Medicaid and Medicare funding.
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