May 20, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) issued this statement after the House of Representatives passed five pieces of legislation to combat human trafficking.
May 20, 2014 Editorial
Members of Congress are more than members of political parties. We are mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, and grandmothers and grandfathers. And this common bond unites us together stronger than the bonds of partisanship. We absolutely must protect our nation’s children just as we protect the children who are in our homes and in our families.
May 16, 2014 Blog
Ever since Congressmember Karen Bass first heard about the abduction of 200+ schoolgirls in Nigerian, she has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and encourage the international community to bring the girls home safely.
May 15, 2014 Editorial
Los Angeles County’s Blue Ribbon Commission recently declared a state of emergency for children in our county. If there’s a state of emergency for all vulnerable children, the crisis surely is monumental for black youngsters.
Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on President Obama announcing sanctions for the Central African Republic.
May 12, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Macharan signed an Agreement to Resolve the Crisis in South Sudan.
May 8, 2014 Press Release
Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the “Electrify Africa Act of 2014."
Congresswoman Karen Bass joined Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Congressman Ed Royce (CA-39), Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16), Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-26), and Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) in introducing House Resolution 573, a resolution condemning the abduction of Nigerian school girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
May 6, 2014 Press Release
The Supreme Court upended two major civil rights laws in recent years, striking down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act and upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action. It’s enough to leave CBC members downbeat about the court’s role in civil rights work - and ready to draft their next steps.