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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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June 16, 2017 Press Release

“The policy that the president signed this afternoon is a slap in the face to all who welcomed the United States abandoning an outdated Cold War policy and a terrible step backwards for our international perception. I’ve traveled to Cuba since President Obama’s landmark policy and can attest firsthand the Cuban people have benefited from the thaw of our relationship.

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June 15, 2017 Press Release

“The expectation that our current child welfare system sets is that once a child in the foster care system turns 18, they are fully capable of being independent without any aid. They can house themselves, feed themselves, and their own bills. We know that that’s simply not true,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) said.

June 8, 2017 Press Release

“Today’s hearing exemplified the diminished prestige of the presidency since Donald Trump took office. If the president is not to be trusted, his administration cannot be trusted to investigate itself.

June 7, 2017 Press Release

“The most devastating aspect of the impending famine in Yemen is that it’s man-made and preventable,” Rep. Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, said. “This legislation is designed to immediately build a comprehensive strategy to address the humanitarian and security crisis in Yemen. We must continue to be an international leader in famine aid and relief.

June 5, 2017 Press Release

“The trip was extremely educational for the both of us but the main takeaway from the trip was more than clear; there’s still work to be done,” Rep. Bass said upon her return. “When you visit a camp with hundreds of thousands of refugees you begin to understand on a much deeper level the impact of man-made famine.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

“Climate change denial and policy implementation with no regard for scientific findings make the U.S. look backwards and ridiculous on the world stage. There is no doubt in my mind that the Trump administration’s renegotiation of the Paris Climate Accord will fail to sufficiently protect the environment.

June 1, 2017 Press Release

“As Immigrant Heritage Month begins, we reflect on who our country is really made up of. Together, we make this country great with our differences. This month, we celebrate a United States that is fueled by immigrants from around the world and pledge a continued resolve to protect the immigrants who have built and continue to build and contribute to our country.”

May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) hosted more than 100 current and former foster youth from across the country as part of the 6th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day in Washington, D.C.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

“The President’s ‘stop deciding to be poor’ approach to the budget is a fundamental misstep that would permanently cripple the most vulnerable communities in the short run and erode our country’s international leadership in the long run.

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In The News

October 15, 2014 In The News
A trio of House Democrats is calling on President Obama to allow U.S. troops in West Africa to provide direct care to Ebola patients.
September 11, 2014 In The News
Members of California's Congressional delegation had a mixed response to President Barack Obama strategy for dealing with Islamic militants, which he unveiled in a speech to the nation Wednesday night. Obama said he'll use airstrikes and send trainers and equipment to the region.
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September 10, 2014 In The News
Twelve House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday demanding "the highest level of transparency" concerning how the league investigated the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.
August 5, 2014 In The News
An adviser to U.S. House of Representative Karen Bass says the congresswoman will host African leaders and American business officials for the Growth and Opportunity in Africa forum on Tuesday as part of the ongoing U.S-Africa summit.
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.

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