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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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June 15, 2012 Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass participated in a roundtable conversation with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Gil Kerlikowske, which was hosted by the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) to discuss the state of drug treatment nationally and current initiatives from the Obama Administration that support drug free communities and youth.
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June 12, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement after the release of a report stating that Penn State officials showed “total and consistent disregard” for the welfare and protection of child sex abuse victims of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.
June 7, 2012 Bill
Suspending interest on student loans during periods of unemployment will help out of work borrowers pay necessary bills immediately, like rent and utilities, while still allowing borrowers to pay the loan off later. As unemployed borrowers struggle to make ends meet and diligently look for work, legislation is needed to free them from accumulating interest adding to their financial burdens.
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June 7, 2012 Press Release
With less than one month until student loan borrowers face the potential of adding more than $5,000 to their already onerous federal student loan debt, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced legislation today to help ease the burden on graduates who are experiencing additional financial hardships due to unemployment.
June 6, 2012 Bill
In an effort to create a healthy housing market with successful rates of homeownership, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass introduced the Homeownership Preservation Education (HOPE) Act which provides an interest rate deduction on the FHA mortgage insurance premium for first-time homebuyers that complete pre-purchase counseling.
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June 6, 2012 Press Release
In an effort to create a healthy housing market with successful rates of homeownership, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced the Homeownership Preservation Education (HOPE) Act which provides an interest rate deduction on the FHA mortgage insurance premium for first-time homebuyers that complete pre-purchase counseling.
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May 29, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass made the following statement after the successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket by the California-based company, SpaceX, which partnered with NASA for this mission on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
May 25, 2012 Press Release
Today U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights made the following statement in recognition of the 49th Africa Day, the African holiday which celebrates the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963 following the coalescing of independent African countries with the purpose of moving the entire continent toward independence.
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May 21, 2012 Press Release
Today, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) announced her new staff director, Eric Williams, who will assist in her new role as the Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights.
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May 18, 2012 Press Release
Today U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after the passage of a bipartisan amendment to H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act, which Bass authored to prevent human trafficking by defense contractors, subcontractors and their labor brokers.

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