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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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October 12, 2017 Press Release

“Physician Assistants are often the first point of contact for many patients and play a vital role in helping them understand their medical needs and empower them to become effective advocates for their own health,” Rep. Bass said.

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October 6, 2017 Press Release

In the letter, Rep. Bass highlighted extensive constituent complaints and demanded greater adherence to published minimum altitudes and the elimination of night flights below minimum altitudes. Rep. Bass also suggested that the FAA work with LAWA and others to reduce night flights over homes whenever safety permits.

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October 6, 2017 Press Release

"During the past year, there has been notable progress in areas outlined by the Five Track Engagement Plan (5TEP), including: Opening humanitarian access throughout the country; maintaining a cessation of hostilities in Darfur and the Two Areas (Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State); ceasing support to South Sudanese rebel movements and cooperating on threats to regional security.

October 2, 2017 Press Release

"By expelling 15 Cuban diplomats from the United States, Secretary Tillerson and the Trump Administration have adopted a hasty response without a thorough investigation into what actually transpired." Rep. Bass said.

September 28, 2017 Press Release

“There are neighborhoods in Los Angeles that suffer hour after hour due to rampant and never-ceasing pollution and noise left by airplanes flying with no regard for previously agreed upon height regulation,” Rep. Bass said.

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September 28, 2017 Press Release

“The Jones Act has finally been waived but there’s still much to be done. The decimation being faced by millions of Americans in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the chain of Caribbean islands is devastating to say the least,” Rep. Bass said.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

“Tonight, I'm signing a petition for an immediate vote on the bipartisan DREAM Act,” Rep. Bass said. “Especially in Los Angeles, DREAMers are students, teachers, coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs and community leaders from Jamaica, El Salvador, China and Sudan. They are from everywhere but the only place they aren't American is on paper.

September 25, 2017 Press Release

“Grandparents and other relatives all over our nation step forward every day to provide a home and care for children when their biological parents are unable to do so,” Rep. Bass said. “These family members play a vital role in our child welfare system and often care for these children without the same resources as foster parents.

September 14, 2017 Press Release

“Due to the current President’s proven willingness to slander the truth and exploit legal ambiguity for personal gain, we must explicitly forbid the possibility of a pardon for himself or his family,” Rep. Bass said. “Throughout this presidency, I’ve heard from thousands of constituents concerned about pardon power. The recent pardon of Joe Arpaio only amplified those concerns.

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In The News

November 30, 2016 In The News

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass a bipartisan bill that allows the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue funding the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH). Rep. Karen Bass, a cosponsor of the bill, made the following statement prior to its passage on the House Floor.

November 29, 2016 In The News

November 15, 2016 In The News

September 23, 2016 In The News

Several Congressional Black Caucus members tell The Hill that the Charlotte police chief "absolutely" needs to release the video of a police-involved shooting.

September 2, 2016 In The News

Below is an official message regarding additional tickets that will be available for the National Museum of African American History:

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September 1, 2016 In The News

I am pleased to announce that 12 individuals from California’s 37th Congressional District have received prestigious Fulbright awards during the 2015-2016 academic year.

May 24, 2016 In The News

100 FORMER FOSTER YOUTH TO SHADOW HOMETOWN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FOR 5TH ANNUAL SHADOW DAY

April 4, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Karen Bass has made fighting global poverty a priority in the six years since she was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. She has been an advocate for many initiatives that would reduce global poverty and improve the lives of people living outside of the United States.

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