Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Media Center

Latest News

December 8, 2017 Press Release

“This has been the worst attack in recent history on a group of peacekeepers anywhere in the world.

December 8, 2017 Press Release

“We met with the Ambassador out of the profound concern that in this day and age, people are being sold as property,” said Rep. Bass, Second Vice Chair of the CBC. “The international community must operate on the assumption that we don’t need further proof, what we need is to stop it.

December 5, 2017 Press Release

“This is terrific progress and a big win for the community,” said Rep. Bass. “I look forward to seeing this long-awaited project come to fruition.”

Read the full letter here or below.

Dear Supervisors:

Issues:
December 4, 2017 Press Release

“This attack on the environment must also be combatted as yet another instance of dog-whistle politics, this time a targeted and calculated attack against Native Americans in Utah,” said Rep. Bass.

December 4, 2017 Press Release

“Congress cannot sit idly by as news of the Libya slave trade spreads,” said Rep. Bass, top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa. “Slavery is a crime against humanity. This resolution calls for a comprehensive response, both domestically and internationally, to this report, which is what we’ll need going forward to take an effective stand against this tragedy.

November 30, 2017 Press Release

"The death of four American soldiers in Niger and the recent exposure of a Libyan slave trade has brought significant international attention to the continent,” said Rep. Bass, who is the top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Africa.

November 29, 2017 Press Release

“The opioid crisis is devastating families and our already over-burdened child welfare system,” said Rep. Karen Bass, Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth. “We have learned so much from the crack cocaine epidemic and how it affected those in the child welfare system.

November 27, 2017 Press Release

"The shocking images that emerged last week of African people for sale in Libya is a crime against humanity.  The time for the international community to act is now. If Libyans cannot end slave auctions, then the international community will be required to step in immediately.

November 21, 2017 Press Release

“Just 7 years ago, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 230,000 residents and displacing nearly 3 million. Since then, the resilient island nation has been plagued by compounded environmental disasters, including a cholera outbreak and most recently, a category 5 hurricane.

Pages

In The News

May 24, 2016 In The News

100 FORMER FOSTER YOUTH TO SHADOW HOMETOWN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FOR 5TH ANNUAL SHADOW DAY

April 4, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Karen Bass has made fighting global poverty a priority in the six years since she was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. She has been an advocate for many initiatives that would reduce global poverty and improve the lives of people living outside of the United States.

March 23, 2016 In The News

Seven California members joined President Obama's trip to Cuba, and while he was off making history — meeting with President Raul Castro, chatting with dissidents, shaking lots of hands — the lawmakers explored the island nation.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) led the group, which included Reps. Sam Farr (Carmel) and Barbara Lee (Oakland).

March 11, 2016 In The News

Residents of the Miracle Mile had the opportunity to speak with Congresswoman Karen Bass, D-Calif., Tuesday night at the first “Congressional Conversation Series.” Bass will visit neighborhoods in her district to meet residents, hear their concerns and answer questions.

June 3, 2015 In The News
"I know that it will inspire other states, I have no doubt about it," U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, said in response to the bill package. "We are going to continue to make sure that we can do the same on a federal level."
May 21, 2015 In The News
Rep. Karen Bass took to the House floor Wednesday for a one-minute speech, standing next to a picture of a smiling young woman. That same young woman sat in the gallery above as Bass told her story.
March 26, 2015 In The News
In the tradition of town hall meetings, Congresswoman Karen Bass, whose district includes Culver City, held a town meeting on March 12 to present arguments involving authorization of the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS.
Issues:

Pages