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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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March 22, 2017 Press Release

“The purpose of the meeting, which I think we made very clear, was to answer his question about what our community has to lose,” Rep. Bass said after the meeting. “It’s his budget, it’s his policy, it’s his rhetoric; all of these factors demonstrate what we stand to lose and in some cases, what we’ve already begun to lose in the first fifty days of his administration.”

March 22, 2017 Press Release

During the meeting, the CBC Members will provide the President with short- and long-term solutions he can act on during his presidency to advance the African-American community in the United States.   
 

March 17, 2017 Press Release

"PAs across the nation are providing high quality healthcare to patients in both our largest cities and in America's most rural areas," said Rep. Bass. "In the next decade the demand for PAs is only going to increase and Congress needs to act today to make sure that we have the qualified health care professionals ready to meet the growing need."

March 16, 2017 Press Release

“The President’s budget blueprint has forgotten Americans, making cuts to lifesaving programs by taking away investments in foreign aid, housing, and environmental protections. Draconian cuts of $11 billion at the State Department and the elimination of the US Trade and Development Agency will make us less safe by diminishing our international diplomatic leadership.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

The Members wrote, “Our diplomats settle disputes so that they do not have to be settled with bombs and bullets. And our development initiatives help countries lift themselves up, because areas mired in poverty often become hotbeds for instability and violence. The men and women in our armed services bravely put their lives on the line to protect our country.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

“The Trump administration’s dangerous disregard for environmental science is now becoming harmful to the economy,” Rep. Bass. “Fuel efficient vehicles help drivers with low costs at the gas pump and emit fewer harmful emissions.

March 13, 2017 Press Release

“The Congressional Budget Office report confirms what Democrats have been saying for the past week; the repeal plan is bad for America,” Rep. Bass said. “24 million Americans will lose their health coverage – including 14 million in 2018 alone and the answer is what – that this is only part one or three?

March 13, 2017 Press Release

Recent reports suggest the Trump Administration has considered eliminating the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the U.S. State Department for Fiscal Year 2018, along with other critical diplomatic staff devoted to climate change and outreach to Muslim communities.

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In The News

June 10, 2014 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations will hold a hearing Wednesday to update members about the Boko Haram insurgency as well as conditions in parts of northern Nigeria, according to Congresswoman Karen Bass.
May 21, 2014 In The News
The U.S. House passed five anti-sex-trafficking bills on Tuesday, including one to help prevent children in foster care from being coerced into prostitution.
May 20, 2014 In The News
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that 60 percent of kids who end up in prostitution have remained in the custody of foster homes or state social services. To protect them, the Democratic congressman from California, Karen Bass, co-sponsored with 38 legislators, the H.R.4058 bill that is being debated from Tuesday in Congress.
May 18, 2014 In The News
On May 13, President Barack Obama issued an executive order that authorized sanctions to be placed upon five individuals in the Central African Republic. The sanctions were issued for their reported role in sectarian violence in the landlocked country in the middle of the African continent. The following day, Congresswoman Karen Bass issued a statement in support of Obama’s actions.
May 7, 2014 In The News
Five outraged House Democrats emerged from a meeting at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday with tough words for the leader of the terrorist group Boko Haram.
May 7, 2014 In The News
A group of American congresswomen have called on the US to do more to help Nigeria capture the "terrorist thugs" behind last month's kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls.
May 6, 2014 In The News
“The CBC is completely positioned to be helpful to the process and correct what the Supreme Court did in respect to the Voting Rights Act,” said Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.).
May 2, 2014 In The News
Is Barack Obama doing enough to stop Vladimir Putin? That’s the question CNN “Crossfire” co-hosts Van Jones, on the left, and Newt Gingrich, on the right, asked Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Thursday.
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May 1, 2014 In The News
Cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, special education assistants and other members of Service Employees International Union Local 99 last Friday announced the launch of a new program in the Los Angeles Unified School District called OASIS — Optimizing Access to Services, Inspiring Success.
May 1, 2014 In The News
A meeting between Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Wednesday has helped reduce tensions but seems to have done little to reconcile different views on how to best fight poverty.

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