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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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July 8, 2013 Editorial
In a recent Capitol Hill policy discussion on U.S.-Africa trade, an African ambassador passionately proclaimed that the best thing the United States can do for Africa is to remove the negative stereotype that if one nation has a problem then the continent as a whole is damned.
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July 8, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement in reaction to congressional Republicans' press conference on the doubling of student loan interest rates.
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July 2, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement on the passing of former Representative William H. Gray (D-Pa.), the first African American to Chair the House Budget Committee as well as the first to serve as majority whip in the House of Representatives.
June 27, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after the Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed her bipartisan resolution to address the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
June 27, 2013 Editorial
The U.S. Supreme Court used to be our friend, as it was the nine justices who comprised that august body that looked beyond the local prejudices and territorial tricks that kept minorities out of the mainstream of American life and meted out justice to all. But two actions taken by the court this week signal a great falling out between them and us.
June 26, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, a Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8.
June 25, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a key component of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
June 23, 2013 Editorial
Congress’s new bipartisan task force on overcriminalization in the justice system held its first hearing earlier this month. It was a timely meeting: national crime rates are at historic lows, yet the federal prison system is operating at close to 40 percent over capacity.
June 22, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the next Assistant Secretary for African Affairs.
June 19, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass, Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Africa Subcommittee released the following statement on Secretary John Kerry’s selection of former Senator Russ Feingold as Special Envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes Region.
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