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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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May 4, 2017 Press Release

Foster Care Month will culminate in Foster Youth Shadow Day on May 24th, when nearly over 100 current and former foster youth from across the country will come to Washington, D.C. to be paired with their home members of Congress to share their experiences in the nation's foster care system. The CCFY co-chairs are Reps.

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May 2, 2017 Press Release

“The goal of this meeting was to put affected people in the same room with representatives of the organizations that can help mitigate and eliminate these problems,” Rep. Bass said after the meeting, which was held at Sixth Avenue Elementary School in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

May 1, 2017 Press Release

“The compromise reached last night represents Congress’s desire to sustain our country’s leadership role in international aid and diplomacy. Through the leadership of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), the omnibus package will provide nearly $1 billion in aid to combat famine and impending famine in Africa and Yemen.

April 25, 2017 Press Release

“Since the introduction of this legislation, people have starved to death in South Sudan who did not have to die, but succumbed to a famine caused by man. But this is also a famine that can be ended by man,” Rep. Bass said.

April 23, 2017 Press Release

“It’s exciting to see the Congressional Art Competition in my district grow every year,” Rep. Bass said. “More and more students can see their art displayed in a professional manner, and can understand that we value their work and their courage in submitting.”
 

April 21, 2017 Press Release

LOS ANGELES —Last night, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) hosted a panel called “From Nixon to Trump: Perspectives on Presidential Accountability” to discuss perspective on presidential power and to dissect how presidential accountability impacts the district and the country. Topics ranged from possible Russia collusion with the Trump administration to the work of Ambassador Susan Rice.

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April 14, 2017 Press Release

"It has been three years since 276 young girls were abducted by the terrorist group Boko Haram from a Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria.  While some of these girls have escaped or have been freed, 195 young girls are still missing and have been at risk of trafficking, forced marriage and other forms of exploitation.

April 7, 2017 Press Release

The Quiet Skies Caucus, led by co-chairs Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and vice chairs Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL), wrote to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development requesting they include in the subcommittee’s fisc

April 6, 2017 Press Release

"The constitution is clear; if President Trump intends to increase our military’s involvement in Syria, he must come to Congress for an Authorization for Use of Military Force. Tonight, I join the growing calls for Congress to immediately debate the further course of action in Syria.

April 6, 2017 Press Release

April 6, 2017

The Honorable Donald J. Trump
President
United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  

Dear Mr. President:

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In The News

August 4, 2014 In The News
In the opening panel, moderated by Vera Songwe, Rep. Karen R. Bass (D-Calif.) and Rep. Smith, who are ranking member and chairman, respectively, of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, delivered remarks on the importance of Africa and the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
July 24, 2014 In The News
President Obama met privately with Father Gregory Boyle of Los Angeles' Homeboy Industries and four former gang members Thursday as part of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aimed at lifting African American and Latino youths.
July 10, 2014 In The News
It looked like 1966 in South Los Angeles this week when the community galvanized into a united force to confront an issue many thought had long been overcome — allegations of police brutality against defenseless black citizens.
July 8, 2014 In The News
California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow met today with a group of community activists in Culver City, demanding action in response to a cellphone video showing an officer repeatedly punching a woman, and he said the investigation would be expedited as much as possible.
July 8, 2014 In The News
The commissioner of the California Highway Patrol called the CHP a "wounded" organization when he met with community leaders and activists Tuesday amid public outrage over an officer who was caught on video hitting a woman in the face.
July 8, 2014 In The News
A bureaucratic debate over sentence construction is denying health care to young adults who were once in foster care, a round table on child welfare learned Monday. U.S. Reps. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., and Karen Bass, D-Calif., were joined by advocates and state officials for the lunchtime meeting in the Boone County Commission chambers.
July 3, 2014 In The News
The recent deaths of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers have not only impacted the players on the world's stage, but also locally. The teenagers' bodies were found Monday evening in a field north of the Israeli city of Hebron, spurring a flow of grief from those around the world as well as in California.
June 23, 2014 In The News
Several lawmakers on Capitol Hill are promoting proposed legislation that would provide legal assistance for children and disabled immigrants caught crossing into the U.S. illegally.
June 23, 2014 In The News
Federal officials estimate 90 thousand children will try to cross the border by the end of this year – kids making the journey without a parent or adult. Today, a trio of southern California Congresswoman introduced a bill that would provide legal representation for those minors in immigration proceedings.
June 12, 2014 In The News
Community and labor activists have been agitating for more jobs to be filled locally for the building of Metro’s subway and light rail lines. But federal regulations have been a roadblock. Congress took a big step this week to change the rules.

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