Representative Karen Bass's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Karen Bass
Current Office: U.S. House - District 37, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 37
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Divorced; 1 Child: Emilia
Birth Date: 10/03/1953
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Religion: Christian
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2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 85% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 85% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 97% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 96% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 97% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 97% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 95% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 97% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 96% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 95% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 94% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 91% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 88% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 93% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 85% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 93% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 6% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 81% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 67% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 6% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 67% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 87% 2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 91% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80%

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