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February 1, 2019 Press Release

“Ralph Northam served in our nation’s military, treated thousands of families as a medical doctor, and had the audacity to ask for Black votes when he wanted to become governor, yet never once mentioned that he thought it was ok to be in black face or dressed as a Klansman. 

February 1, 2019 Press Release

“While today marks the beginning of Black History Month, we know that Black History is 365 days per year. Our history gave America its first clock, the world its first pacemaker and literally built the walls of the building that the State of the Union will be given in next week. 

January 29, 2019 Press Release

“Congress has an important role to play in foreign policy across the continent of Africa and I am honored to serve as Chair of this subcommittee.  I look forward to continuing our bipartisan work especially in the areas of human rights, democracy, rule of law, and economic development.  I am also particularly interested in finding ways to strengthen US-Africa economic relations.

January 20, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Bass Talks Family Separation with ABC7's Adrienne Alpert

Rep. Bass Talks Government Shutdown with ABC7's Adrienne Alpert

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat serving on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, introduced a resolution along with the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Eliot L.

January 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – TODAY, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released the following statement calling on House Republicans to take substantive action against Iowa Congressman Steve King, who this week added to a long history of racist statements by again defending white nationalism and white supremacy during an interview with the New York Times.  

January 11, 2019 Press Release

“On December 30th, after two years of delay, people across the Democratic Republic of Congo went to the polls to cast their ballots. I congratulate the Congolese people's courage and commitment to holding elections and expressing themselves peacefully.  


In The News

November 10, 2011 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) urged lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday to protect Medicaid and Medicare funding.
October 5, 2011 In The News
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is hosting its 13th Annual Angels in Adoption™ Gala on Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C. U.S. Rep. Karen Bass awarded Walter Smith.
September 15, 2011 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass (D-California) applauded the president’s efforts to keep engaging the public on the issue and said that members are urging their constituents to let every member of Congress know where they stand on the issue.
September 8, 2011 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), one of Barack Obama’s key allies, called for democratic supporters to rally behind his crucial jobs speech Thursday.
September 6, 2011 In The News
Congresswoman Karen Bass hosted an intimate session with young leaders in the 33rd Congressional District on Saturday. About 100 people were present for an opportunity to share concerns about the economy, jobs, housing, education, prison re-entry, and student loans.
September 2, 2011 In The News
The freshman class that swept Republicans into control of the House has sponsored more than 400 pieces of legislation since January, ranging from bills that would dismantle President Obama's health care law to minting coins to honor mothers and the National Basketball Association.
August 31, 2011 In The News
The Congressional Black Caucus’ ended its series of town hall meetings Monday in Los Angeles with a call for legislation to put Americans to work.
August 22, 2011 In The News
Unemployment, the faltering economy and the discord in Congress gave voters plenty to vent about at the "Kitchen Table Summit" held at Inglewood High School Saturday.
August 21, 2011 In The News
Hundreds gather to share their stories and urge Reps. Maxine Waters, Karen Bass and Laura Richardson to push corporations to help fix the economy and devise ways to put people back to work.
August 21, 2011 In The News
Over 2,000 residents gathered around tables at the Los Angeles-area high school gymnasium to vent their frustrations about the lingering recession and call on their elected officials to focus on job creation.