Representative Karen Bass's Public Statements


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
General Nov. 4, 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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7/23/14 Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014 7/23/14 Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act 7/23/14 Missing Children's Assistance Act Amendment 7/11/14 Congresswoman Bass Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Child Sex Trafficking 7/11/14 Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Strengthen Support for Victims of Youth Sex Trafficking 7/08/14 NBC Los Angeles - CHP "Wounded" After Officer Caught on Video Hitting Woman: Commissioner 7/08/14 Congresswoman Bass calls for Department of Justice to investigate CHP beating 7/08/14 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice - California Highway Patrol Beating 5/30/14 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Preventing Sex Trafficking 5/20/14 Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2014 5/20/14 The Hill - Both parties agree: Time to end human trafficking 5/20/14 Statement on House Passing Legislation to Fight Human Trafficking 5/20/14 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2014 5/20/14 Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act 5/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Provide Assistance to Government of Nigeria to Develop Specialized Units to Rescue Kidnapped Schoolgirls and Bring Boko Haram Leader to Justice 5/09/14 Reps. Kuster, Wagner Lead All 79 House Women Representatives In Requesting Additional Sanctions On Boko Haram to the Administration 5/08/14 Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning the Abduction of School Girls in Nigeria 5/02/14 Statement on Kidnapping of Over 200 Nigerian Young Women and Girls 4/28/14 Statement on Killing of 22 People in the Central African Republic 4/18/14 Statement Condemning Attacks in South Sudan 4/08/14 House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Protect Victims of Sexual Assault 4/02/14 House Judiciary Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Protect Victims of Sexual Assault 3/27/14 Over 350 Community Members Gather for Re-entry Town Hall and Resource Fair for Formerly Incarcerated People and Their Loved Ones 3/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination 3/12/14 South Los Angeles Elected Leaders to Host Re-Entry Town Hall for Those Leaving Jail and Prison 2/26/14 Rep. Karen Bass Issues Statement on Two Year Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death 2/12/14 Statement from Rep. Karen Bass Supporting District Attorney Jackie Lacey's "First Step" Program to Help Young Victims of Sex Trafficking 11/06/13 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Federal Defender Services Funding 8/12/13 Statement on Attorney General Eric Holder's Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform Announcement 8/02/13 U.S. News & World Report - Doing More to End Sex Trafficking 8/01/13 Statement on the Anniversary of the PREA 7/29/13 Statement on 105 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution 7/29/13 LAist: FBI Arrests 150 Pimps In Nationwide Child Prostitution Sting [UPDATED] 7/19/13 Statement in Response to President Obama Remarks on the George Zimmerman Verdict 7/16/13 Rep. Bass Statement on Latest Demonstrations Following Zimmerman Verdict, Local Arrests 7/15/13 ABC7 - Trayvon Martin Protests: LA 'Prayer Rally' Planned; Mayor Garcetti Cuts Trip Short 7/14/13 Rep. Bass Statement on the Jury Verdict in the Trayvon Martin Murder Trial 5/14/13 Statement on Proposed Closing of the David Kenyon Juvenile Justice 5/09/13 Statement on Recent Student Arrests Following An Off Campus Party At USC 4/26/13 Statement on Legislation to Combat Youth Street Trafficking 4/24/13 Statement on Legislation Providing Flexibility in Mandatory Minimum Sentencing 3/21/13 Letter to The United States Department of Justice Advisory Policy Board - Urging Stronger Action to Protect Sikh, Hindu, Arab-American Communities from Hate Crimes 2/28/13 Statement on House Passage of Violence Against Women Act 1/16/13 Statement on President Obama's Proposals for Comprehensive Steps to Reduce Gun Violence 12/19/12 Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 5/26/12 Congressional Candidate Karen Bass Secures Support from L.A. Area Ministers 5/06/12 Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass Announces Waxman Endorsement 4/26/12 Child Abuse Prevention 4/12/12 Representative Karen Bass Statement on Zimmerman Second Degree Murder Charge 4/11/12 Representative Karen Bass Statement on Slain USC Graduate Students