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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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February 1, 2018 Press Release

"Black History Month is about celebrating the accomplishments and struggles of Black people throughout the history of this country. By breathing life into our history, we learn from both the peaks and valleys of our story and apply them to today. When we do that, we recognize that we’ve been here before, we’ve fought here before, and that we will win, again. We make this country great."

January 31, 2018 Press Release

The letter sent on January 31st called the language deeply troubling and requested additional information regarding evidence that prompted these massively ineffective raids throughout the country.
 

January 22, 2018 Press Release

"Congratulations to George Weah and the Liberian people as they complete the first democratic transition of power in their country since 1944.

January 17, 2018 Press Release

The bill, introduced by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), will make AGOA more effective by directing the President to establish a website with information regarding AGOA and by encouraging embassies in chosen countries promote export opportunities to the United States. 

January 15, 2018 Press Release

"Today, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his dream and the movement he was a part of. We pay tribute to his transformative successes that have made this country better and stronger, while reaffirming our resolve to continue fighting injustice that surrounds us.

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January 11, 2018 Press Release

This legislation requires the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) to increase awareness of the National Helpline by conducting a national campaign to inform the public on how to get in contact with the National Helpline and the information it provides.

December 12, 2017 Press Release

“Burundi has been in crisis since 2015 after President Nkurunziza insisted on running for a third term. Since then, the political and security situation there has worsened and the country has fallen at risk of mass atrocities. The government of Burundi and the political opposition must renounce violence and armed rebellion. The Burundian people deserve peace.  Politically motivated violence is

December 11, 2017 Press Release

Throughout the year, Rep. Bass was able to engage and inform thousands of constituents through town halls and community meetings addressing some of the nation’s most critical issues including executive oversight, immigration, workforce development, health care, and foster care. The End of Year Report Back gave Rep.

December 8, 2017 Press Release

“This museum, which has been years in the making, is opening this weekend because of the selfless and heroic work of people like Congressmen John Lewis and Bennie Thompson.

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December 13, 2016 In The News

“If we fall into despair, we concede. If we lose hope, we lose it all.” When Congress member Karen Bass spoke on Sunday, December 11, at Palms Middle School auditorium, she set the tone for the ongoing struggle to move the political conversation towards progress.

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December 12, 2016 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.

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