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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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July 14, 2017 Press Release

“My district office has been working hard to provide constituents of the 37th district with the most up to date information possible about their mail delivery process,” Rep. Bass said. “Issues of mail service and theft have greatly affected the Westside for too long, which is why I invited representatives of the postal office to speak.

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July 12, 2017 Press Release

“One of our most urgent priorities should be disrupting the child welfare to trafficking pipeline and finding better and more effective ways to meet the critical needs of this vulnerable population,” Rep. Bass, Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, said.

July 8, 2017 Press Release

“Over the past several decades there has been an increasing occurrence of criminalizing and incarcerating women and girls of color,” Rep. Bass said. “We continue to see young girls being pushed out of school, and arrested and prosecuted at rates that are grossly disproportionate to their peers.

July 5, 2017 Press Release

“Dr. Yarwood comes to us from the State Department where she was the Chair of the Sub-Saharan Africa Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute.

June 23, 2017 Press Release

“It is critical that we raise awareness about the unique challenges young people in the system face,” Bass said. “In all of my years working in child welfare, meeting thousands of children either in or out of care, we’ve heard their voices clearly: They want a consistent source of advice and support--someone that will be there when it matters most and for all the moments in between.

June 22, 2017 Press Release

“Today, 13 men came out of a room with a plan for the nation’s healthcare system that forgets women, people of color, people with disabilities, the sick, the poor and the old. The goal of this Senate bill isn’t to provide health coverage; it’s to bankrupt Medicaid and re-gift tax benefits for the wealthy.

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June 21, 2017 Press Release

“I’m proud of the coalition that came together in support of these incredibly important bills,” Rep. Bass said after the five bills passed. “Every year, 23,000 young people age out of foster care in need of various support to transition into adulthood--including housing, healthcare, education, financial literacy, and job training.

June 21, 2017 Press Release

Today’s letter, led by Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), addressed each of Chairman Goodlatte and the Majority’s usual explanations for not conducting oversight of the Department of Justice.  “With our Committee on the sidelines, the situation [at the Department] grows more perilous by the day,” the Members wrote.

June 20, 2017 Press Release
“The emoluments clause is a critical anti-corruption provision of the constitution that I believe the President has violated. Foreign governments have granted preliminary approval of trademarks, paid to stay at Trump hotels, and are leasing space at Trump properties, exposing the administration to a grave financial conflicts of interest.
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June 19, 2017 Press Release

“Trump-era politics has resulted in hundreds and thousands of constituents coming out to have their voices heard.” Rep. Bass said shortly after the town hall meeting. “But while excited, they come out scared and concerned. Question after question on Saturday focused on the near future and the potential damage the President could do to it.

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In The News

March 23, 2016 In The News

Seven California members joined President Obama's trip to Cuba, and while he was off making history — meeting with President Raul Castro, chatting with dissidents, shaking lots of hands — the lawmakers explored the island nation.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) led the group, which included Reps. Sam Farr (Carmel) and Barbara Lee (Oakland).

March 11, 2016 In The News

Residents of the Miracle Mile had the opportunity to speak with Congresswoman Karen Bass, D-Calif., Tuesday night at the first “Congressional Conversation Series.” Bass will visit neighborhoods in her district to meet residents, hear their concerns and answer questions.

June 3, 2015 In The News
"I know that it will inspire other states, I have no doubt about it," U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, said in response to the bill package. "We are going to continue to make sure that we can do the same on a federal level."
May 21, 2015 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass took to the House floor Wednesday for a one-minute speech, standing next to a picture of a smiling young woman. That same young woman sat in the gallery above as Bass told her story.
March 26, 2015 In The News
In the tradition of town hall meetings, Congresswoman Karen Bass, whose district includes Culver City, held a town meeting on March 12 to present arguments involving authorization of the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS.
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October 16, 2014 In The News
A trio of House Democrats—including Rep. Karen Bass—concerned that there are not enough healthcare workers in Liberia called Wednesday for President Obama to allow U.S. troops to provide direct care to Ebola patients.
October 16, 2014 In The News
At a community town hall meeting at Holman United Methodist Church, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission, told residents she and other African leaders wanted to change the world’s viewpoint of Africa.

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