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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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June 10, 2014 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation today authored by Congresswoman Karen Bass that would allow local transit agencies like Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to prioritize hiring local residents for highway and transit projects. The amendment was adopted as part of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill.
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.
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.


In The News

January 31, 2011 In The News
News casts showing the district swearing-in ceremony at Robert F Kennedy School Auditorium with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congresswoman Laura Richardson, and Congresswoman Maxine waters.
January 6, 2011 In The News
After just a few unofficial weeks on the job, Los Angeles politician Karen Bass, who was sworn into office Wednesday to serve the 33rd District of the United States House of Representatives, has hit the ground running.
December 30, 2010 In The News
The One Hundred Twelfth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2011 to January 3, 2013.