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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

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April 1, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Rep Karen Bass released the following statement celebrating the 84th birthday of civil rights leader César Chávez.
March 29, 2011 Editorial
The Arab spring that awoke in lands throughout North Africa and the Middle East was a site to behold. The spigot of unrest was too powerful, the energy too spontaneous, the movement too organic for any government to turn off.
March 28, 2011 Editorial
This week as we have watched the nuclear and humanitarian crisis unfold in Japan, along with the democratic uprisings in the Middle East and Libya, it is increasingly evident just how important multilateral engagement has become
March 18, 2011 Editorial
This week will mark one year since the Health Care Reform bill was enacted, making quality health care more accessible and affordable for all Americans.
March 17, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass voted against H.R. 1076, a Republican-sponsored bill which prohibits the federal funding of National Public Radio and the use of federal funds by public radio stations to acquire programming.
March 15, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement marking the 40th anniversary of the Congressional Black Caucus founding.
March 11, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement following the earthquake which struck Japan overnight and the ensuing tsunami warnings which are affecting Pacific Rim nations, including the U.S. west coast.
March 11, 2011 Editorial
Last week, Congress passed a two-week continuing resolution to fund the government while a compromise budget is reached and avoid a government shutdown. Since then, House Republicans have proposed a $61 billion in reckless budget cuts that will hurt our nation's most vulnerable citizens and make economic recovery even more difficult.
March 10, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass delivered the following statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding two Republican-sponsored bills that will terminate government relief programs for homeowners in need of mortgage relief.
February 16, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass spoke on the House Floor today in opposition to the Republican Spending Bill. Below are the remarks as prepared for delivery, and as the YouTube link to the floor speech: