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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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July 29, 2017 Press Release

“I’m inspired by the continual engagement and initiative displayed by community faith leaders throughout this new Trump-era,” Rep. Bass said.

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July 28, 2017 Press Release

“What happened last night was the result of millions raising their voices louder than special interests and outside groups.

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July 27, 2017 Press Release

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July 26, 2017 Press Release

“The President’s discriminatory statements released this morning are disgusting. It’s startling he would make our country less safe by recklessly preventing a group of patriots from continuing to serve their country. I proudly stand behind our transgender community as they are cowardly assaulted by the President from his social media account.”

July 25, 2017 Press Release

“I’m saddened to hear of the passing of my former colleague, Dave Cogdill. Dave was always willing to put the greater good ahead of immediate interests and party. His selfless leadership and dedication served as an inspiration for not only those who served with him, but also those who served after him, hoping to reach across the aisle and achieve tangible change, just as Dave did.

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July 24, 2017 Press Release

“It’s time for Congress to get its priorities straight and give our communities what they need,” Rep. Bass said. “We’ve got to move past solely responding to the president’s recklessness. When Republicans talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act, they’re talking about not only ripping health care away from millions, but also taking away jobs. That’s where we need to focus.

July 20, 2017 Press Release

“As the FAA Reauthorization package slowly makes its way to the Floor for final vote, I’ve made sure to cosponsor specific amendments that will decrease noise levels in areas impacted by too-frequent flights and low flight paths,” Rep. Bass said. “I oppose the overall privatization of the FAA but should the bill pass, it’s important that these important provisions are included.

July 14, 2017 Press Release

“My district office has been working hard to provide constituents of the 37th district with the most up to date information possible about their mail delivery process,” Rep. Bass said. “Issues of mail service and theft have greatly affected the Westside for too long, which is why I invited representatives of the postal office to speak.

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July 12, 2017 Press Release

“One of our most urgent priorities should be disrupting the child welfare to trafficking pipeline and finding better and more effective ways to meet the critical needs of this vulnerable population,” Rep. Bass, Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, said.

July 8, 2017 Press Release

“Over the past several decades there has been an increasing occurrence of criminalizing and incarcerating women and girls of color,” Rep. Bass said. “We continue to see young girls being pushed out of school, and arrested and prosecuted at rates that are grossly disproportionate to their peers.

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January 26, 2017 In The News

The Digital GAP Act states that it is U.S. policy to work to close the digital gap in developing countries. Nearly 60 percent of the world’s seven billion people are not online, and 90 percent of these populations lacking access to the internet are found in developing countries.

January 23, 2017 In The News

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January 5, 2017 In The News

It's not just the racist past of Sen. Sessions that makes him unfit to be Attorney General, it's his stance on current issues like immigration and police misconduct. It's about whether or not he would appropriately prosecute civil rights violations. See more of the interview below:

January 5, 2017 In The News

Obamacare isn’t just a healthcare plan, it’s also a jobs plan. If Republicans destroy the ACA, they are not only abandoning millions of Americans with new health benefits, they are also abandoning those jobs. Thank you to those you who flooded my offices with calls yesterday to share your stories. Know that I hear you and will stand to protect Medicare and Obamacare.

December 13, 2016 In The News

“If we fall into despair, we concede. If we lose hope, we lose it all.” When Congress member Karen Bass spoke on Sunday, December 11, at Palms Middle School auditorium, she set the tone for the ongoing struggle to move the political conversation towards progress.

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December 12, 2016 In The News

November 30, 2016 In The News

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bipartisan bill that allows the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue funding the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH). Rep. Karen Bass, a cosponsor of the bill, made the following statement prior to its passage on the House Floor.

November 29, 2016 In The News

November 15, 2016 In The News

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