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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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March 16, 2017 Press Release

The Members wrote, “Our diplomats settle disputes so that they do not have to be settled with bombs and bullets. And our development initiatives help countries lift themselves up, because areas mired in poverty often become hotbeds for instability and violence. The men and women in our armed services bravely put their lives on the line to protect our country.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

“The Trump administration’s dangerous disregard for environmental science is now becoming harmful to the economy,” Rep. Bass. “Fuel efficient vehicles help drivers with low costs at the gas pump and emit fewer harmful emissions.

March 13, 2017 Press Release

“The Congressional Budget Office report confirms what Democrats have been saying for the past week; the repeal plan is bad for America,” Rep. Bass said. “24 million Americans will lose their health coverage – including 14 million in 2018 alone and the answer is what – that this is only part one or three?

March 13, 2017 Press Release

Recent reports suggest the Trump Administration has considered eliminating the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. State Department for Fiscal Year 2018, along with other critical diplomatic staff devoted to climate change and outreach to Muslim communities.

March 12, 2017 Press Release

"Congratulations to the proud people of the Republic of Mauritius on 49 years of independence.  An island nation, Mauritius became independent on March 12, 1968 and is a member of the Commonwealth.  I take this opportunity to wish continued success to the Mauritian people."

March 10, 2017 Press Release

“Marvin Gaye’s music has transcended generations and gave 70s and 80s a sound," said Rep. Bass. "I’m proud to have introduced this resolution honoring Marvin Gaye and the defining mark he left on not only the greater Los Angeles area, but the country.”

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March 10, 2017 Press Release

The outbreak of violence in South Sudan, broader insecurity throughout the country and severe economic decline have worsened an already dire humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

March 9, 2017 Press Release

“Our child welfare system is designed to protect children from abusive and neglectful parents. The system should never be used as a deterrent or a punishment for anyone, whether they are Americans or not,” said Rep. Bass.

March 9, 2017 Press Release

"The U.S. relationship with Israel is absolutely critical, both for Israel’s safety and for U.S. interests in the region.  I remain deeply concerned over the nomination of David Friedman as ambassador to Israel.

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March 8, 2017 Press Release

"Denying or creating barriers to people with a drug conviction from being able to receive federal financial aid has done nothing but keep Pell Grants and student loans from people who need them and who want to get their lives on track," said Rep. Bass.

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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
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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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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