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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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June 25, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) made the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court declared three of out four provisions in Arizona’s SB1070 unconstitutional.
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June 17, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) congratulated the University of Southern California on being selected to receive Health Care Innovation Award of $12 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
June 15, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) released the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security program aimed at protecting nearly one million youth that are eligible for the DREAM Act from facing deportation.
June 15, 2012 Press Release
In May, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member on the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Right traveled to Uganda and Kenya on her first visit to the continent as the Senior Democrat of the Subcommittee.
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June 15, 2012 Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass participated in a roundtable conversation with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Gil Kerlikowske, which was hosted by the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) to discuss the state of drug treatment nationally and current initiatives from the Obama Administration that support drug free communities and youth.
June 12, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass issued the following statement after the release of a report stating that Penn State officials showed “total and consistent disregard” for the welfare and protection of child sex abuse victims of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.
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June 7, 2012 Bill
Suspending interest on student loans during periods of unemployment will help out of work borrowers pay necessary bills immediately, like rent and utilities, while still allowing borrowers to pay the loan off later. As unemployed borrowers struggle to make ends meet and diligently look for work, legislation is needed to free them from accumulating interest adding to their financial burdens.
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June 7, 2012 Press Release
With less than one month until student loan borrowers face the potential of adding more than $5,000 to their already onerous federal student loan debt, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced legislation today to help ease the burden on graduates who are experiencing additional financial hardships due to unemployment.
June 6, 2012 Bill
In an effort to create a healthy housing market with successful rates of homeownership, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass introduced the Homeownership Preservation Education (HOPE) Act which provides an interest rate deduction on the FHA mortgage insurance premium for first-time homebuyers that complete pre-purchase counseling.
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June 6, 2012 Press Release
In an effort to create a healthy housing market with successful rates of homeownership, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) introduced the Homeownership Preservation Education (HOPE) Act which provides an interest rate deduction on the FHA mortgage insurance premium for first-time homebuyers that complete pre-purchase counseling.
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