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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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December 17, 2014 Press Release
Today, following the announcement of American Alan Gross’ release from a Cuban prison after five years of incarceration, President Barack Obama announced significant changes in U.S. policy as it relates to Cuba to promote more effective change in Cuba that is consistent with U.S. support for the Cuban people and in line with U.S. national security interests. In addition to changing diplomatic relations, changes to remittance, trade and travel rules are also being proposed. These changes are the most dramatic since relations were severed in 1961.
December 11, 2014 Press Release
Washington. DC--Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement after voting to oppose the 2015 CROmnibus legislation.
December 3, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after a Staten Island grand jury did not indict New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo after the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
November 25, 2014 Press Release
Last Saturday, Congresswoman Karen Bass joined hundreds of families, insurance seekers, and healthcare advocates for a Healthcare Resource Fair and Town Hall.
November 24, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson in shooting Michael Brown.
November 20, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama announced his executive action that will stop the deportation of over 5 million immigrants living in the United States.
November 19, 2014 Blog
“My name is Adam El-Sahn and I would like to intern in your office in Washington. I brought my resume and I was hoping you might consider me.”
November 15, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement calling on President Obama to take executive action to improve the country's immigration system.
November 13, 2014 Press Release
Following a House Foreign Affairs committee hearing entitled “Combatting Ebola in West Africa: The International Response” with top administration officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Karen Bass (D-CA) today introduced a congressional resolution to acknowledge and thank medical professionals and volunteers for their extraordinary courage in responding to the Ebola outbreak.
November 8, 2014 Press Release
Congressmember Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on President Obama's announcement today that he has nominated Loretta Lynch to serve as the next Attorney General:


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.
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.
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.