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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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October 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) was a signatory on two bipartisan sign on letters to House Leadership and the Department of Defense (DoD) calling for a permanent solution to the financial burden facing thousands of servicemembers and veterans of the California Nation Guard.

October 27, 2016 Press Release

“Yesterday’s abstention  is yet another great indication that the significant changes to the U.S. policy as it relates to Cuba,  to promote more effective change in Cuba, is continuing to make great strides in the right direction. Diplomatic relations between our two countries is better than it has ever been.

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October 26, 2016 Blog Post

The meeting will be Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Palms Middle School. See the below material for more information about the Southern California Metroplex or click here: https://bit.ly/1FSeIO1.

 

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October 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), made the following statement on the death of former lawmaker, civil rights and anti-war activist, Tom Hayden. 

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October 14, 2016 Blog Post

On Tuesday, Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-37) joined International Game Technology (ITG) for the grand opening of the Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet School Computer Lab.

October 13, 2016 Press Release

“The release of 21 Chibok young women from the grips of the terrorist group Boko Haram into the custody of the state services department is bittersweet news. The negotiations – brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government – have resulted in the greatest breakthrough since the beginning of this ordeal.

October 4, 2016 Press Release

"I am deeply disturbed and distressed at the latest police-involved shootings. The people of South L.A. need answers, and I share their anger, frustration and fear. While the facts of both cases are still being examined, I urge that there be fair and impartial investigations.

September 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-37) issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of Israeli leader and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres.

September 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmember Karen Bass (Calf – 37) testified today before  the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations in support of Rep. Fredericka Wilson’s H.R. 3833 "to require a regional strategy to address the threat posed by Boko Haram". Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery:

September 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) held a press conference regarding the Lost Boys and Girls Rebuilding Infrastructure to Sustain Enduring Peace in South Sudan Act (Lost Boys and Girls RISE Act) of 2016.

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In The News

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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