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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Local Issues

My office is committed to fighting for the priorities of the California’s 37th Congressional District:

  • Jobs & Economic Recovery– Clearly, this is the most important priority for our nation. We must spur economic development by investing in infrastructure and industry within the United States as well as cutting taxes cuts for the poor and middle class
  • Civil Rights– Expand equal rights and opportunity to all communities, especially those who have been historically underserved and underrepresented
  • Education– Expand access to quality education for all. Address achievement gaps by ensuring excellent resources for all of our schools from Culver City to Los Angeles
  • Environment– Protect clean air, water, and land. Expand park access and resources, specially for parks and waterways in the 37th Congressional District, including the Ballona Creek, the Kenneth Hahn Park, and the LA River
  • Health Care– Protect gains made through the Affordable Care Act and expand access to health care for all. Assist with the successful implementation of Covered California.
  • Immigration– Support comprehensive immigration reform, protecting the rights of all residents, and supporting access to education and health, especially for youth
  • Human Services– Improve the foster care system and protect the social safety net
  • Senior Issues– Protect and preserve Social Security and Medicare
  • Transportation– Advocate for the American Fast Forward and 30/10 plan to transform transportation infrastructure in Los Angeles with 30 projects in the next ten years
  • Small Business– Expand access to capital and procurement opportunities

For more information concerning my work and views on local issues, please contact my LA office. I look forward to your feedback.

More on Local Issues

February 5, 2019 Press Release

“Tonight, the President again came to the halls of Congress and ironically attempted to push an agenda of unity. 

“He said we should reject the politics of revenge and embrace cooperation on the same day that he taunted the Senate Minority Leader on Twitter about election results. 

“Within the first few minutes of his speech, the President touted getting families off of food stamps. He stood there just months after pushing an agenda to eliminate SNAP for families across America. 

February 5, 2019 Press Release

Transcript: 

I want to thank Congresswoman Lawrence and Congresswoman Frankel, for their leadership and the Democratic Women’s Working Group for putting this together. 

I’m here to talk about the state of the Black woman in this country. 

The state of our paychecks is unequal. 

January 20, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Bass Talks Family Separation with ABC7's Adrienne Alpert

Rep. Bass Talks Government Shutdown with ABC7's Adrienne Alpert

January 11, 2019 Press Release

“I was stunned by the news of the death of Gemmel Moore, but I am not stunned by the death of Timothy Dean. I am again saddened, and I am again enraged. How is it that someone can have a dead person found in their house, with drugs around the house, and not be arrested? And not be tried? And not be sentenced? 

November 6, 2018 Press Release

“Tonight’s election was nothing short of historic.

“The United States House of Representatives will have more than 100 women Members of Congress for the first time ever, it will have two Latina Congresswomen from Texas for the first time ever, it will have one African American Congresswoman from Massachusetts for the first time ever, and it will also have two Muslim Congresswomen for the first time ever.

“This will also be the first time that there will be a check on this White House and this President. 

November 1, 2018 Press Release

“Adoption impacts millions of Americans every year,” Rep. Bass said. “Each November, we must take the time to further understand adoption and reassert our promise to continue to work to find solutions that help children find forever families. I’m especially encouraged by the growing inclusion of foster care and adoption in the definition of a modern family. Thanks to movies like Instant Family, which features a couple who stumbles into the world of foster care,  the stigmas of modern day adoption are quickly vanishing.

October 5, 2018 Press Release

“I’m pleased to see that the FAA Reauthorization Package has been signed into law,” said Rep. Bass. “Swift implementation of this bill, especially the factors designed specifically to address aircraft noise is absolutely paramount and should be a priority of the FAA. What I’ve said time and time again, though, is that this is not a time to celebrate. This bill does nowhere near what is required to address the harrowing noise that has tortured members of our community for years now.