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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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November 5, 2015 Press Release
As the only former Physician Assistant (PA) now serving in Congress, Rep. Karen Bass introduced two pieces of legislation to make sure that people who want to become Physician Assistants have the ability to successfully attend college as well as making sure that Physician Assistant education programs have the resources they need.
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October 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—As the world continues to address the ongoing refugee crisis impacting Africa and Western Europe, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.)--Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee--welcomed over 100 attendees who came to hear from American and European diplomatic leaders as well as representatives from organizations working to assist refugees to discuss how the United States and Europea

October 5, 2015 Press Release
Reps. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)—Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth—announced today they introduced H.R. 3641, the “Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act of 2015,” legislation that will close a loophole and guarantee that foster youth will still receive health insurance through Medicaid until they turn 26 years old regardless of their state of residence.
September 22, 2015 Press Release
As part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, welcomed more than 500 attendees to the annual “Africa BrainTrust.”
September 21, 2015 Press Release
For her sixth small meeting this year, she brought together over 70 Palms residents at the IMAN Cultural Center on Monday, September 21 to listen to their concerns and discuss the latest activities taking place in Washington, DC.
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September 17, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the actions by the Presidential Security Regiment in Burkina Faso.
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September 2, 2015 Press Release
Community leaders discussed diverse needs of the area and opportunities for additional investment
August 24, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Bass, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, released the following statement announcing her support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed upon by Iran and the P5+1.
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August 20, 2015 Editorial
A crisis is brewing and having a dramatic impact in our homes and our communities. Between 1980 and 2010, women were the fastest growing population of prisoners. Girls made up the fastest-growing segment of the juvenile justice system.
July 31, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the federal Department of Education announced the Second Chance Pell Pilot program that will allow Americans in both state and federal prisons to receive Pell Grants and pursue the post-secondary education:

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In The News

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.
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.

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