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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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September 10, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee released the following statement in reaction to reports that Syria has accepted the Russian proposal to surrender control over its chemical weapons.
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August 19, 2013 Editorial
In the eight-member Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights, there may be only one true advocate for U.S.-Africa relations, Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif.
August 12, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee released the following statement in reaction to Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice will avoid charging certain low-level and nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences.
August 2, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee, released the following statement commending the Senate for their confirmation of important diplomatic posts on the continent of Africa last night:
August 2, 2013 Editorial
When a judge sentenced Ariel Castro to life in prison – plus 1,000 years – for kidnapping, raping and enslaving three young girls for more than a decade, it closed a chapter in one of the most harrowing tales the country has ever seen. This will hopefully bring closure to these young women, but for many more the nightmare will continue. Thousands of young victims will go on hiding in plain sight, unsure of whether or not they will ever have their freedom again.
August 1, 2013 Press Release
Ten years ago, Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to protect youth from rape and violence in America’s federal jails and prisons, an issue that continues to plague our prison system today.
July 29, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, member of the House Judiciary Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, released the following statement in reaction to reports that authorities in more than 70 cities apprehended 150 pimps involved in child sex trafficking during raids over the weekend.
July 25, 2013 Editorial
When it comes to standing up for our youth, we have a moral obligation to not only make the process of governing work, but also to ensure that it works to the benefit of those most in need.
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July 24, 2013 Editorial
With all the heated rhetoric surrounding immigration reform, it's fair to ask if some in Washington fully understand the many contributions undocumented immigrants make to our country.
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July 24, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement in response to Senate passage of legislation to address the doubling of interest rates on Stafford student loans:
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