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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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March 29, 2013 Editorial
More and more it is becoming clear that Africa is ready for a deeper strategic partnership with the United States — a partnership that not only keeps America safe but creates the stability for Africa to reach its full economic potential.
March 22, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa issued the following statement on the passing of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, the grandfather of modern African literature
March 21, 2013 Press Release
Today Congresswoman Karen Bass (D – Calif.) introduced The Student Loan Fairness Act of 2013 to address the out of control debt being placed on the backs of over 37 million student loan borrowers across the country and end the need for Congress to continue enacting short-term deals to stop interest rates from doubling, which is set to take effect July 1.
March 21, 2013 Bill
In June, Rep. Karen Bass joined a panel at Netroots Nation to discuss college affordability & her bill, the Student Loan Fairness Act, which aims to ease the burden of student debt. Click to learn more about her proposal.
March 20, 2013 Editorial
This month marks the third anniversary since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. Despite the ongoing partisan rancor surrounding the bill’s implementation, there is at least one provision Congress should be able to find common ground around:
March 18, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D – Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa released the following statement applauding the announcement of a Special Envoy for the United Nations to the troubled Great Lakes region of Africa as well as the European Union’s appointment of a Special Envoy to secure and stabilize the Sahel region of the continent.
March 18, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman and former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and California Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Calif.) held a press conference call highlighting the success of the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” for California residents and discuss next steps in the law’s implementation as the 3rd Anniversary of President Obama’s signing of this historic law nears this week.
March 13, 2013 Blog
Learn about Paul Ryan and House Republican's budget priorities.
March 12, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement in response to the release of the Republican budget.
March 12, 2013 Editorial
We need to declare a state of emergency regarding African American education in Los Angeles if a recent report from an education non-profit advocacy group is correct. I