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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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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.
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
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 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 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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