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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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December 17, 2013 Press Release
Representative Karen Bass released the following statement today on Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD’s) upcoming decision on how to fill the vacant seat following the passing of Board Member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte.
December 12, 2013 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Resolution 434, a bipartisan resolution authored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) to honor the life of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Dec. 5.
December 12, 2013 Press Release
I want to thank Senator Patty Murray for her work and effort to forge a compromise with the House Republicans. Unfortunately, I could not in good conscious support legislation that did not extend unemployment insurance and still will force through cuts to vital programs while not closing corporate tax loopholes.
December 10, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement today on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt as the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
December 6, 2013 Editorial
A core component of women's rights is ensuring that all women -- regardless of religion, nationality, or income level -- have access to quality healthcare. And at the center of women's health is ensuring that they can access quality family planning options.
December 5, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on the passing of former South African President and global leader, Nelson Mandela.
November 25, 2013 Bill
The Local Hire Act is designed to spur local job-creation through federally funded transit projects across the country.
November 25, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass introduced legislation that will allow transit agencies like the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to prioritize hiring local residents for highway and transit projects.
November 21, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement in support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democrats who reformed the Senate’s filibuster rules to improve the process for approving presidential appointees.
November 21, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released this statement in support of immigration advocates’ week-long fast outside the U.S. Capitol, calling on Speaker John Boehner to schedule a vote on immigration reform legislation.