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July 7, 2018 Press Release

“The level of anxiety about just what this administration could do next has increased with every town hall I’ve hosted since last January.” Rep. Bass said. “It is so important to hear the priorities of those I’ve been sent to D.C. to serve and represent.

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June 28, 2018 Press Release

The questioning followed up on numerous hearings and testimony from top officials regarding the true origin of the report.

June 27, 2018 Press Release

“The DRC is a strategically-located, resource-rich country which, unfortunately, has been horribly misgoverned for most of its history. This legislation supports the humanitarian and accountability efforts of civil society groups pushing back against civil strife and political repression,” said Rep Smith.

June 27, 2018 Press Release

“This morning, the Supreme Court overturned 41 years of legal precedent to undermine the freedom of teachers, firefighters, police officers and all other public service workers to negotiate for decent pay and fair workplaces. I will continue to fight to strengthen our unions, to protect health care and retirement benefits, and to raise the wages of hardworking Angelinos.”

June 27, 2018 Press Release

“The separation of children at the border is a human rights violation. It’s government-sanctioned child abuse,” said Rep. Bass. “When the federal government is the one responsible for the separation, they should also be responsible for reunification. That responsibility was notably absent from Trump’s insufficient executive order that he issued last week.

June 26, 2018 Press Release

June 26, 2018

Dear Secretaries Azar and Nielsen:

As federal officials, we have a moral obligation to uphold the values that have always made America a beacon of hope, democracy and decency in the world.

We also have an obligation to the hardworking taxpayers across this nation who entrust us to spend their money wisely.

June 22, 2018 Press Release

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Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of this bill and the foster youth who will benefit from its passage.

June 22, 2018 Press Release

“There was perhaps no bigger leader in the fight for civil rights in Los Angeles than John.

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In The News

December 15, 2012 In The News
Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass of Los Angeles, like most members, is holding a lottery for the standing room tickets. But she's also offering two actual seats to each of two lucky constituents.
December 13, 2012 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass encouraged demonstrators to let their voices be heard at a fiscal cliff rally on Monday.
December 10, 2012 In The News
Any good negotiation has three parts. First, each side makes clear which issues they will stake their ground around. Next both sides formalize their positions and put forth proposals, usually resulting in a temporary stalemate. Finally, each side returns to their corners and decides when, how and on which issues to compromise in order to break the stalemate and get a deal.
November 29, 2012 In The News
The impending and dreaded so-called fiscal cliff is a deadline on a group of bills and legislative acts that currently govern almost all facets of the federal government, with many of the current laws, tax codes and more set to change or expire simultaneously.
June 5, 2012 In The News
Representative Karen Bass, D-California has introduced a bill (H.R. 5884), which is sponsored by Representative Robert J. Dold, R-Illinois and Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Illinois, and which is meant to help make FHA mortgages more affordable for first-time home buyers.
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June 5, 2012 In The News
Federal lawmakers proposed a bill Thursday that would give social workers better access to school records in an effort to improve education for foster children.
June 5, 2012 In The News
The halls of Congress that Withelma Ortiz Walker Pettigrew traversed last week are a far cry from the abusive foster and groups homes she bounced around throughout her childhood.
June 5, 2012 In The News
Rushing down the halls of the Cannon House Office Building, shoving her way into crowded elevators and brushing shoulders in the tunnel to the Capitol, Withelma Ortiz-Walker Pettigrew told the story of her troubled youth.
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May 10, 2012 In The News
Congratulations to Culver City High School’s Michelle Bac for talking first place honors in the 2012 Congressional Arts Competition.
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April 9, 2012 In The News
It's not often that members of Congress from both sides of the aisle come together to celebrate the life and legacy of a single member. Yet, after the death of our beloved colleague Rep.

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