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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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April 26, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass announced the promotion of Jenny Wood to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff in her Washington DC office.
April 26, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued this statement on the announcement that a national task force will be investigating a fire at Bethesda Temple Apostolic Church in South Los Angeles.
April 24, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, member of the House Judiciary Committee, co-sponsored the bipartisan “Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013,” which would provide judges broader flexibility in tailoring prison sentences and help to reduce the overcrowded prison population.
April 19, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined Representative Ted Poe (R-TX.) in awarding the Eva Murillo Unsung Hero Award to the founder of Justice for Murdered Children (JFMC) LaWanda Hawkins in recognition of her tireless advocacy on behalf of area violence victims.
April 17, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Karen Bass, Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass commonsense legislation extending background checks for all gun sales.
April 17, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, urged Secretary of State John Kerry to appoint a Special Envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes Region in response to the ongoing conflict in the DRC.
April 15, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement on the passing of former Los Angeles Unified School District teacher and community activist Sal Castro.
April 8, 2013 Press Release
This weekend, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) spoke out on the need for Congress to enact comprehensive reforms to reduce gun violence in America.
April 7, 2013 Press Release
This loss reminds us of the tremendous dangers foreign service officers and our men and women in uniform confront each and every day defending the ideals of peace, democracy and the rule of law.
April 2, 2013 Editorial
With student loan debt surpassing $1 trillion and unemployment rates for recent graduates lingering near painful post-2008 heights, student debt has become a serious burden on our national economy and on young lives. We have proposed the Student Loan Fairness Act to give these Americans — young and old — a chance to break free from this crushing debt.