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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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January 27, 2015 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 469, the “Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015.” Introduced by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), the legislation will help to connect child victims of trafficking to appropriate services and prevent further exploitation.
January 27, 2015 Bill
Today, the House passed this bill this bill to ensure that child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, assess, and document child victims of trafficking. Domestic child trafficking remains a serious problem in the United States.
January 22, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after voting against legislation that would take away healthcare tax credits under the Affordable Care Act if the insurer provides abortion coverage.
January 22, 2015 Editorial
At every level of government, lawmakers should come together to address the issue of police-community relations. We cannot stay silent when this issue disproportionately affects black and brown families. At a minimum, laws must be applied equally and fairly to law enforcement and civilians, no matter what their race. People deserve to feel their country values their lives equally. We deserve to trust that our lives matter.
January 15, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after voting against the House Republican proposals that would roll back the President's executive actions to ensure immigrant families can stay together and provides young immigrants a path to stay in the United States:
January 14, 2015 Press Release
Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement condemning Boko Haram and the escalating violence in Nigeria.
January 9, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after voting against legislation that would force the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
January 8, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after voting to oppose the Sabotage American Workers Act of 2015.
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December 29, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after two people fired on Los Angeles Police Officers Sunday night.
December 29, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the release of the autopsy of Ezell Ford, an unarmed 25-year-old who was shot and killed by LAPD officers in August.

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In The News

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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