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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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November 6, 2017 Press Release

“I’m deeply saddened by this devastating attack. 36 days of thoughts and prayers from Congress since our country’s worst mass shooting in history obviously haven’t worked. It’s time to stop favoring the gun lobby over the lives of community members. We need reform.”

November 3, 2017 Press Release

In recent weeks, there has been increasing fear that the Trump Administration will terminate TPS for individuals from certain countries such as El Salvador, Haiti and Nicaragua, potentially resulting in their deportation. Velázquez’s bill would ensure individuals who have resided in the U.S.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

“In the wake of Tuesday’s attack in New York City, President Trump has politicized the tragedy by going after the Senate Democratic Leader and calling for the termination of the Diversity Visa Program, one of the primary vehicles used by Africans to immigrate to the U.S.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

“Because the Trump administration has cut funding for ads encouraging enrollment for the Affordable Care Act and pulled out of assisting states with enrollment efforts, we’ve had to take getting the word out upon ourselves,” Rep. Bass said. “This is your chance to make changes that work best for you and your family.

October 30, 2017 Press Release

“This morning’s announcement should serve as a wake-up call to the White House that conspiring against the United States will not slide. In the face of confusing talking points and untruths put forth by the Trump Administration, it’s important to note that both Paul Manafort and Richard Gates spent significant time working with now-President Trump. Mr.

October 30, 2017 Press Release

“Bill Handel’s racially-motivated remarks about my colleague Congresswoman Frederica Wilson were degrading and repulsive. Handel deserves to lose his job as well as any planned accolades for his reporting. I’m proud of the grassroots efforts that continue to publicize this derogatory display of on-air racism and call upon Mr. Handel to step down before he is forced to.” 

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October 24, 2017 Press Release

“The early October attack that left four American service members dead in Niger has raised a number of important questions about exactly what happened, highlighted growing counterterrorism efforts across the continent, and emphasized the need for the Administration to reveal its policy toward Africa. 

October 24, 2017 Press Release

"Today, Los Angeles lost a star and I, a dear friend. 

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October 17, 2017 Press Release

The October 7, 2017 meeting was attended by hundreds of constituents, who have been surprised and upset by newly-concentrated flight paths that have created a “freeway in the sky” which tracks over Culver City, West Adams and Jefferson Park. 

October 16, 2017 Press Release

“Saturday’s attack has left more than 300 people dead, 400 people injured, and many more still missing. The explosion was the worst single attack in the country’s history and the Somali government believes the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabaab is responsible for the attack.

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February 14, 2017 In The News

February 9, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - The women of the Congressional Black Caucus had Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s back Wednesday night. Before the Senate confirmed Sen.

February 6, 2017 In The News

February 2, 2017 In The News

“I remain deeply concerned about the health effects of airplane noise and emissions due to the Southern California Metroplex project. I have been a member of the bipartisan Quiet Skies Caucus since 2013, and I have re-joined the caucus in the 115th Congress.  I look forward to working with caucus members and my constituents to address these important issues as soon as possible. 

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January 26, 2017 In The News

The Digital GAP Act states that it is U.S. policy to work to close the digital gap in developing countries. Nearly 60 percent of the world’s seven billion people are not online, and 90 percent of these populations lacking access to the internet are found in developing countries.

January 23, 2017 In The News

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January 5, 2017 In The News

It's not just the racist past of Sen. Sessions that makes him unfit to be Attorney General, it's his stance on current issues like immigration and police misconduct. It's about whether or not he would appropriately prosecute civil rights violations. See more of the interview below:

January 5, 2017 In The News

Obamacare isn’t just a healthcare plan, it’s also a jobs plan. If Republicans destroy the ACA, they are not only abandoning millions of Americans with new health benefits, they are also abandoning those jobs. Thank you to those you who flooded my offices with calls yesterday to share your stories. Know that I hear you and will stand to protect Medicare and Obamacare.

December 13, 2016 In The News

“If we fall into despair, we concede. If we lose hope, we lose it all.” When Congress member Karen Bass spoke on Sunday, December 11, at Palms Middle School auditorium, she set the tone for the ongoing struggle to move the political conversation towards progress.

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December 12, 2016 In The News

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