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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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March 20, 2013 Editorial
This month marks the third anniversary since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. Despite the ongoing partisan rancor surrounding the bill’s implementation, there is at least one provision Congress should be able to find common ground around:
March 18, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D – Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa released the following statement applauding the announcement of a Special Envoy for the United Nations to the troubled Great Lakes region of Africa as well as the European Union’s appointment of a Special Envoy to secure and stabilize the Sahel region of the continent.
March 18, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman and former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and California Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Calif.) held a press conference call highlighting the success of the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” for California residents and discuss next steps in the law’s implementation as the 3rd Anniversary of President Obama’s signing of this historic law nears this week.
March 13, 2013 Blog
Learn about Paul Ryan and House Republican's budget priorities.
March 12, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement in response to the release of the Republican budget.
March 12, 2013 Editorial
We need to declare a state of emergency regarding African American education in Los Angeles if a recent report from an education non-profit advocacy group is correct. I
March 12, 2013 Editorial
A core principle of immigration reform must be a focus on protecting children of undocumented immigrants, who through no fault of their own can end up being ripped away from a loving home or denied the right to see a parent they primarily rely on to have their basic needs met.
March 11, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement regarding the Republican proposal for a Continuing Resolution to fund the government for the remainder of the 2013 Fiscal Year
March 7, 2013 Blog
Speaker Boehner says he doesn't know how the sequester will play out. Perhaps this video will help him see the light...
March 3, 2013 Blog
Over the recent recess, Rep Bass joined Rep. Sewell and Senator Isakson in a 5-country visit to Africa led by Senator Chris Coons. The group visited Senegal, Mali, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Morocco.