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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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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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October 5, 2011 In The News
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is hosting its 13th Annual Angels in Adoption™ Gala on Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C. U.S. Rep. Karen Bass awarded Walter Smith.
September 15, 2011 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass (D-California) applauded the president’s efforts to keep engaging the public on the issue and said that members are urging their constituents to let every member of Congress know where they stand on the issue.
September 8, 2011 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), one of Barack Obama’s key allies, called for democratic supporters to rally behind his crucial jobs speech Thursday.
September 6, 2011 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass hosted an intimate session with young leaders in the 33rd Congressional District on Saturday. About 100 people were present for an opportunity to share concerns about the economy, jobs, housing, education, prison re-entry, and student loans.
September 2, 2011 In The News
The freshman class that swept Republicans into control of the House has sponsored more than 400 pieces of legislation since January, ranging from bills that would dismantle President Obama's health care law to minting coins to honor mothers and the National Basketball Association.
August 31, 2011 In The News
The Congressional Black Caucus’ ended its series of town hall meetings Monday in Los Angeles with a call for legislation to put Americans to work.
August 22, 2011 In The News
Unemployment, the faltering economy and the discord in Congress gave voters plenty to vent about at the "Kitchen Table Summit" held at Inglewood High School Saturday.
August 21, 2011 In The News
Hundreds gather to share their stories and urge Reps. Maxine Waters, Karen Bass and Laura Richardson to push corporations to help fix the economy and devise ways to put people back to work.

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