This week Congress took important action on two fronts: Fighting sex trafficking and ensuring that the United States grows its trading relationship with the nations of Africa.
April 23, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to serve as the United States' 83rd Attorney General.
April 22, 2015 Press Release
Congressmembers Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Chris Smith (R-NJ)—Ranking Member and Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations—today introduced H.Res. 216 condemning the heinous atrocities and terrorist attack that occurred on April 2, 2015, at Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya that killed 147 people, offering condolences to the friends, families and loved ones of those who were killed, and reaffirming the United States’ support for the people and government of Kenya.
April 17, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the bipartisan introduction of HR 1891, the “AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015” that will extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for 10 years.
April 14, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Obama officially removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.
April 3, 2015 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement condemning the attack this morning at Garissa University College in Kenya:
Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) and 4 additional members of the Los Angeles Area Congressional Delegation sent a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide at least $330 million to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Fiscal Year 2016 for the Downtown Regional Connector and the Westside Purple Line Subway Extension.
March 6, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the last Ebola patient in Liberia was discharged from a treatment center in Monrovia.
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement condemning last weekend’s full-page ad in the New York Times attacking National Security Advisory Susan Rice.
Congressmember Karen Bass yesterday joined U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman for a forum in conjunction with the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss the reauthorization of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act.