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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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May 7, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, the lead Democrat on the House Sub-committee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights made the following statement on the news regarding the future of the U.S. Export Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank). The U.S. Ex-Im Bank provides credit assistance to U.S. companies seeking to export goods and services to foreign markets. Approximately 85 percent of Ex-Im transition benefits U.S. small businesses.
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April 27, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles civil unrest, more commonly known as the L.A. riots. Bass was a cofounder of the social organization, Community Coalition, which began two years prior to the unrest and was instrumental in repurposing several problem liquor stores in the South Los Angeles area.
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April 27, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights made the following statement in response to the guilty verdict of former Liberia President, Charles Taylor, and the Subcommittee’s hearing on the conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan.
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April 24, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights, made the following statement after violence continued to escalate between South Sudan and Sudan.
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April 17, 2012 Press Release
Today, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the senior Democratic Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights and Chairman Chris Smith (R-NJ) convened a hearing to discuss a new bill, the “Increasing American Jobs through Greater Exports to Africa Act” which will work to increase exports to Africa by 200 percent within the next 10 years. Bass is a co-sponsor of the bill, which was authored by U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Smith.
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April 13, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after initiating a letter signed by Los Angeles Congressional Members to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood which fights for federal funding from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program to build a Leimert Park Station on the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.
April 12, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after George Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder for the death of slain Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin.
April 11, 2012 Press Release
Today, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after it was reported that two University of Southern California (USC) graduate students were shot and killed near USC campus last night.
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April 6, 2012 Press Release
With the cost of college tuition continuing to rise and the threat of need-based student loan interest rates doubling in July, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass held a town hall meeting and workshop for Los Angeles student loan borrowers to inform them about the current legislative environment in Congress and to assist college graduates in need of guidance with current loans.
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April 6, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights issued the following statement following the death of Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika.
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