March 21, 2012 Amendment
The Republican 2013 budget increases student loan interest rates from 3.4% to 6.8%, which would cost students $2,800 in interest payments alone! Rep. Karen Bass introduced an amendment to prevent this, but Republican budget Members refused to provide any relief to our nation’s students.
Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Howard Berman (D-Calif.) named U.S. Rep. Karen Bass to serve as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights.
March 6, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement following the death of Congressman Donald Payne (D-NJ) today.
In an effort to address many of the ongoing issues foster youth face, the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth launched a national listening tour in Los Angeles this week.
February 9, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement in response to the agreement reached today by the federal government and 49 state attorney's general on a $25 billion agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers to address mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure abuses. California received $18 billion, the largest portion of the settlement.
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass made the following statement following her vote against H.R. 3835, to extend the pay limitation for Members of Congress and federal employees.
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass made the following statement on her vote against H.R. 3567, which would require states to implement policies which ensure Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits are not spent at any liquor stores, casino or gambling establishment, or in adult-oriented entertainment venues in which performers disrobe.
February 1, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass made the following statement in recognition of February as Black History Month.
January 27, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Representative Karen Bass made the following statement in response to President Barack Obama recognizing January 2012 as National Trafficking Month.
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass issued the following state on the passing of the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for LA Metro Construction Projects.