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
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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4/10/14 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Unauthorized Hairstyles, Uniform Code 4/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms 4/08/14 House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Protect Victims of Sexual Assault 4/04/14 Letter to Chairman Jack Kingston and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funding 4/02/14 House Judiciary Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Protect Victims of Sexual Assault 4/01/14 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding for Fire and Emergency Response Teams 3/28/14 Los Angeles Times - Members of Congress Seek Pay for Workers at Closed Trade School 3/27/14 Over 350 Community Members Gather for Re-entry Town Hall and Resource Fair for Formerly Incarcerated People and Their Loved Ones 3/27/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act 3/20/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Sudan and South Sudan Call for Action on South Sudan Violence 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 3/14/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Anti-LGBT Legislation 3/12/14 South Los Angeles Elected Leaders to Host Re-Entry Town Hall for Those Leaving Jail and Prison 3/10/14 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Calling on Defense Department to Welcome Sikh Americans in Military 3/04/14 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Payroll Card Abuse 2/27/14 Rep. Bass' Statement Praising the Foreign Affairs Committee Passage of the "Electrify Africa Act" 2/27/14 Statement on President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative 2/26/14 Rep. Karen Bass Issues Statement on Two Year Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death 2/21/14 Letter to Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Informational Technology, and Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Leverage Meaningful Use Program to Reduce Health Disparities 2/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education 2/12/14 Statement from Rep. Karen Bass Supporting District Attorney Jackie Lacey's "First Step" Program to Help Young Victims of Sex Trafficking 2/12/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran 2/11/14 Statement on Support of Legislation to Increase the Debt Ceiling 2/11/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administration, Environmental Protection Agency - Protection for Agricultural Workers Exposed to Pesticides 1/30/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Fulfilling the Promise of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 1/30/14 Statement on Opposition to Farm Bill 1/24/14 Statement on the Cease-Fire in South Sudan 1/23/14 Statement on Selection of Catherine Samba-Panza as Transitional President in the Central African Republic 1/23/14 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Urging U.S. Military to End Presumptive Ban on Sikh Articles of Faith 1/22/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator US Environmental Protection Agency - Strengthen Clean Water 1/15/14 Rep. Karen Bass issues statement on EPA finding Los Angeles AllenCo facility is violating federal law 1/14/14 Letter to Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, House Judiciary Committee - Women's Health 1/14/14 Letter to House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte - No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act 1/13/14 The War on Poverty 1/10/14 Statement on House adjourning without extending unemployment benefits 1/09/14 Rep. Karen Bass issues statement on House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing of Republican Anti-Choice Legislation 1/08/14 Statement on Violence in the Central African Republic 1/08/14 Statement on LA Unified calling a special election to fill school board vacancy 12/28/13 Statement Calling on Uganda's President to Veto Anti-Homosexuality Legislation 12/23/13 Statement on Violence in South Sudan 12/16/13 Letter to Rand Beers, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Request for Meeting to Discuss Humanitarian Concerns 12/14/13 Statement from Rep. Karen Bass on Filling Term on LA Unified School Board 12/13/13 Letter to James McNerney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing - Long Beach, CA for 777x Work 12/12/13 Statement on Opposition to Budget Proposal 12/12/13 House Passes Bass Resolution Honoring Nelson Mandela 12/10/13 Letter to Rajiv Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development - Reproductive Health as a Core Human Right 12/10/13 Statement on Senate Confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt as Federal Housing Finance Agency Director 12/09/13 Daily Breeze - Two Los Angeles congresswomen to attend Mandela's South African memorial 12/06/13 Huffington Post - Addressing Mortality of the World's Mothers 11/26/13 The Source - Congresswoman Karen Bass introduces local hire legislation -- bill is consistent with America Fast Forward legislation