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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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December 10, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement today on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt as the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
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December 6, 2013 Editorial
A core component of women's rights is ensuring that all women -- regardless of religion, nationality, or income level -- have access to quality healthcare. And at the center of women's health is ensuring that they can access quality family planning options.
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December 5, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on the passing of former South African President and global leader, Nelson Mandela.
November 25, 2013 Bill
The Local Hire Act is designed to spur local job-creation through federally funded transit projects across the country.
November 25, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass introduced legislation that will allow transit agencies like the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to prioritize hiring local residents for highway and transit projects.
November 21, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement in support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democrats who reformed the Senate’s filibuster rules to improve the process for approving presidential appointees.
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November 21, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass released this statement in support of immigration advocates’ week-long fast outside the U.S. Capitol, calling on Speaker John Boehner to schedule a vote on immigration reform legislation.
November 20, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) announced that she has joined with Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) in introducing legislation that will open up affordable college education to tens of thousands of American students.
October 16, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass released this statement on the deal to reopen the government and avert a default on our nation’s debt.
October 15, 2013 Press Release
Congressmember Karen Bass released this statement in reaction to recent reports of illness linked to oil drilling in the University Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles.

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