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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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August 1, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, introduced legislation along with 57 of her House colleagues calling upon the United States to work with international health authorities to assist Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia--nations impacted by the Ebola crisis--in the development and fielding of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to treat victims and those at risk of contracting this deadly disease
July 25, 2014 Press Release
Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after the release of Meriam Ibrahim from Sudan.
July 25, 2014 Press Release
The House of Representatives today unanimously passed the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass that will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.
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July 21, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the United States Sentencing Commission voted to authorize judges to reduce drug sentences for over 46,000 eligible prisoners beginning November 2015.
July 11, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass today announced that she and Congressman John Kline (R-Minn.), chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and a group of bipartisan Members of Congress, have introduced the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014,” legislation that would ensure that child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, document and serve child victims of trafficking.
July 11, 2014 Press Release
Months after kidnappings, Nigerian and American diplomats addressed instability in Northern Nigeria and US response to Boko Haram.
July 9, 2014 Press Release
My heart goes out to the parents and family of Mohammed Abu Khedir, the Palestinian boy who was burned alive apparently in revenge for the killing of the three Israeli teenagers. I am glad Israeli authorities have arrested a number of suspects in this horrific crime.
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July 8, 2014 Press Release
In light of recent videos showing a California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face during a confrontation on the 10 Freeway, Congresswoman Karen Bass sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting the Department of Justice conduct an investigation into whether the officer’s conduct amounts to a criminal violation of the woman’s constitutional right to protection from police brutality.
July 7, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of former Assemblymember Ira Ruskin.

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July 7, 2011 In The News
The sponsor of the driving bill, Congresswoman Karen Bass, D-Calif., pushed for the stiffer penalties while in the state assembly, in part because of hearing stories from Jennifer Aniston about being hounded.
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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.

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