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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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June 2, 2014 Press Release
Los Angeles resident Toni Washington went to Capitol Hill to spend the day with Rep. Karen Bass for the third annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day." Washington joined nearly 70 other foster youth alumni from across the country who traveled to Washington to shadow members of Congress to get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the House of Representatives and to share their experiences in the child welfare system as a way to influence policy around foster care.
May 28, 2014 Press Release
Today, the world mourns the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. Read Rep. Karen Bass's statement here.
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May 23, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement against the "Defense Authorization Act of 2015".
May 21, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass announced today that she would join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and 20 American companies, including two California companies, on an Energy Business Development trade mission to Nigeria. The California firms joining the mission are SolarReserve from Santa Monica and EEC from Burlingame.
May 20, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) issued this statement after the House of Representatives passed five pieces of legislation to combat human trafficking.
May 20, 2014 Editorial
Members of Congress are more than members of political parties. We are mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, and grandmothers and grandfathers. And this common bond unites us together stronger than the bonds of partisanship. We absolutely must protect our nation’s children just as we protect the children who are in our homes and in our families.
May 16, 2014 Blog
Ever since Congressmember Karen Bass first heard about the abduction of 200+ schoolgirls in Nigerian, she has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and encourage the international community to bring the girls home safely.
May 15, 2014 Editorial
Los Angeles County’s Blue Ribbon Commission recently declared a state of emergency for children in our county. If there’s a state of emergency for all vulnerable children, the crisis surely is monumental for black youngsters.
May 14, 2014 Press Release
Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on President Obama announcing sanctions for the Central African Republic.
May 12, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Macharan signed an Agreement to Resolve the Crisis in South Sudan.

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June 21, 2011 In The News
A number of female U.S. House of Representatives members have expressed their support for the women who drove their cars on the streets of Saudi Arabia Friday, in an effort to defy the country’s ban on female drivers.
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June 14, 2011 In The News
Marjorie Delgadillo recently arrived in Bass’s office as a CCAI intern. Delgadillo, 27, was taken out of her home at age 13 because of an abusive stepfather. But she found foster parents — whom she calls her “forever family” — and with her foster mother’s help, she started Moving On Up, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emancipated foster care youth.
June 1, 2011 In The News
With the United States Capitol as a backdrop, Senator Mary Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, and freshman Representative Karen Bass, Democrat of California, last Thursday held a joint press conference highlighting the Foster Care Mentoring Act.
May 16, 2011 In The News
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass introduced her first bill in Congress recognizing May as National Foster Care Month, continuing the efforts initiated by the former Assembly Speaker in Sacramento in support of foster care initiatives.
May 5, 2011 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week in opposition to H.R. 3, a bill she described as “anti-woman and anti-choice that places unprecedented restrictions on women’s access to health care.”
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May 5, 2011 In The News
At a jobs and economic summit held last week, Congresswoman Karen Bass, was joined by U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and the two laid out the accomplishments that have been made on the employment front in the last two years and reminded people of what economic aid is still available.
April 28, 2011 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis headlined a Jobs and Economic Recovery Summit on Tuesday at the California Science Center
April 28, 2011 In The News
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis headlined a Jobs and Economic Recovery Summit on Tuesday at the California Science Center to discuss some of the programs available to the unemployed.
April 26, 2011 In The News
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis speaks with U.S. Rep. Karen Bass at the Jobs and Economy Summit, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Los Angeles.

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