U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) introduced two separate pieces of bipartisan legislation tackling human trafficking especially targeting youth and minors.
Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) in May calling for a study on increased recruitment and retention of foster parents was included in the Child and Family Services Extension and Enhancement Act recently introduced in Congress.
U.S. Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA) and Lee Terry (R-NE) introduced bipartisan legislation to amend the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act to extend EHR Medicaid incentive payments to all Physician Assistants (PAs) whose patient volume includes at least 30 percent Medicaid recipients.
August 1, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement in support of the Budget Control Act of 2011
Bass Amendments Prevent U.S. Funds From Perpetuating Human Trafficking; Ensure Safe Adoptions of Children into the U.S. and Improves Inter-Country Adoption Process
July 22, 2011 Editorial
Sudan has seen some of the worst violence and most horrific atrocities in recent history; yet on July 9, people in the new southern capital city of Juba raised their voices in celebration of a hard won freedom.
July 20, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement honoring the memory and legacy of South Los Angeles activist and leader Lillian Mobley. The statement follows:
July 20, 2011 Editorial
Who can forget the movie “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray as a hapless curmudgeon of a weatherman stuck in small-town Pennsylvania reporting on the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. No matter how hard he tries, Murray finds himself repeating the same day over and over and over again.
July 19, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Karen Bass spoke on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today against the draconian Republican Cut, Cap and Balance Act which will be voted on today.
A bipartisan amendment introduced by U.S. Rep. Karen Bass to the Defense Department Appropriations Bill prohibiting Department funds for human trafficking passed the House of Representatives today.