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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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July 7, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of former Assemblymember Ira Ruskin.
July 7, 2014 Editorial
Prior to The White House's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, a panel offered a preview trade into the historic summit with nearly 50 African Heads of State. AGOA will top the agenda of key Africa-related issues being discussed at the gathering of African leaders on August 5-6 in Washington, DC.
July 3, 2014 Press Release
HEROES Act provides path to employment for veterans who continue service in law enforcement agencies.
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June 30, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement after the announcement of the discovery of the bodies of Naftali Frenkel, Gila'ad Shaer and Eyal Yifrach.
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June 30, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, Inc.
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June 27, 2014 Editorial
This year an estimated 60,000 children will cross the U.S.-Mexico border without parents or guardians, a tenfold jump from previous years.
June 19, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass announced today she has introduced the “Millennium Compacts for Regional Economic and Integration Act” (M-CORE), legislation that will expand flexibility of the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to do additional projects with countries with the hope of further promoting regional integration and cross border cooperation.
June 18, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement about the escalating instability in Iraq.
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June 16, 2014 Blog
I am a member of Congress from Los Angeles. I am the highest ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. As I look around the world I grow more concerned by the day. We stand by as the bloody civil war in Syria reaches all new levels of brutality, and we bemoan the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian girls by religious extremists. I see a world seemingly divided into one of three camps: victimizer, victim and bystander. And what I fear most is that we have lost our ability to be outraged.
June 16, 2014 Press Release
Today, Rep. Karen Bass today sent a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan to help areas in South Los Angeles become a designated “Promise Zone.”

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In The News

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.
April 14, 2011 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass may not be Congress’ most prolific user of Twitter or Facebook, but she’s still making a play for geeky dominance.
April 14, 2011 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass joins Roland Martin on the set of Washington Watch to discuss the U.S. budget battle.
March 28, 2011 In The News
A year ago, she was overseeing an $86 billion state budget as speaker of the California state Assembly. Today, she is one of the last people to speak at a House Budget Committee hearing. In the Statehouse, she held the gavel and sat in the speaker’s chair.
March 23, 2011 In The News
U.S. Rep Karen Bass, who founded the organization Community Coalition before entering politics, spoke about Najee Ali's activism and dedication to the LA Community.
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March 23, 2011 In The News
Reps. Maxine Waters, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Karen Bass, Laura Richardson and Judy Chu, Councilman Richard Alarcon, actors Tim Robbins and James Cromwell and actress Mimi Kennedy are among the other scheduled speakers for the rally at the Edward Roybal Federal Building, set to begin at 2:30 p.m.
March 22, 2011 In The News
Lawmakers and advocates for health care revision joined voices and sliced into a large white birthday cake to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Affordable Healthcare Act.
March 10, 2011 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass noted Michelle’s accomplishments, potential to reach young people, and her status as a role model as some of her attributes.
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February 1, 2011 In The News
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Culver City), whose golden political career started in the stratosphere six years ago and steadily has soared, was sworn into Congress yesterday in a show strictly for the hometown crowd four weeks after being officially was inducted in Washington.
February 1, 2011 In The News
Roll Call print edition on February 1st featured an article about Congresswoman Karen Bass' district swearing-in on page 12.

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