Representative Karen Bass's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 37, Democratic
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6/16/14 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development - Promise Zones 6/11/14 Metro Could Be Hiring Locals by End of the Year for Transit Projects 6/10/14 House Adopts Bass Amendment to Allow "Local Hire" Policies for Transit Agencies 6/10/14 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 2015 6/10/14 Voice of America: US House Sub-Committee to Hold Hearing on Boko Haram Wednesday 5/30/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program 5/30/14 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Preventing Sex Trafficking 5/29/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras 5/29/14 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations 5/28/14 Statement on the Passing of Dr. Maya Angelou 5/23/14 Statement about the Defense Authorization Act of 2015 5/22/14 Letter to Daniel Werfel, Acting Commissioner Internal Revenue Service- Regulate Tax Exempt Groups 5/21/14 Rep. Karen Bass to Join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in Visiting West Africa to Promote Trade 5/20/14 The Hill - Both parties agree: Time to end human trafficking 5/20/14 Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2014 5/20/14 Statement on House Passing Legislation to Fight Human Trafficking 5/20/14 Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act 5/20/14 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2014 5/14/14 Statement on President Obama's Announcement of Sanctions on Individuals in the Central African Republic 5/12/14 Statement on South Sudan Leaders Signing Agreement to Resolve the Crisis in South Sudan 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 House Passes Bipartisan Amendment to Ensure Foster and Homeless Students Don't Face Discrimination in Charter Schools 5/09/14 Success and Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Act 5/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the United Nations - Requesting Additional Sanctions On Boko Haram to the Administration 5/08/14 Statement on the House of Representatives Passing "Electrify Africa Act of 2014" 5/08/14 Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning the Abduction of School Girls in Nigeria 5/07/14 Electrify Africa Act of 2014 5/06/14 Politico - Congressional Black Caucus Plots Path Forward 5/02/14 Statement on Kidnapping of Over 200 Nigerian Young Women and Girls 4/29/14 Letter to Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer United States Postal Service - Reject U.S. Post Office-Staples Pilot Program 4/28/14 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, Regarding College Banking Practices and Federal Student Aid 4/28/14 Statement on Killing of 22 People in the Central African Republic 4/25/14 Statement on EPA Consent Order about AllenCo's South LA Site 4/24/14 Bass: Congress Needs to Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank Without Delay 4/22/14 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Prohibit Harmful Banking Practices Targeting College Campuses 4/18/14 Letter to Joseph Kabila Kabange, President, and Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo - End Delays in US Adoptions from Democratic Republic of Congo 4/18/14 Statement Condemning Attacks in South Sudan 4/17/14 Congressional Coalition on Adotion Co-Chairs Lead Letter Urgining DRC Officials to Release Internationally Adopted Children 4/14/14 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary US Department of Commerce - Advanced Manufacturing in Southern California 4/10/14 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of U.S. Department of Defense - Army Hairstyle Regulations 4/10/14 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Unauthorized Hairstyles, Uniform Code 4/10/14 Statement in Opposition to House Republicans Passing the Ryan Budget 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 Ander Crenshaw, Chairman and Jose Serrano, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Financial Services of the Committee on Appropriations - Sufficient Funding for the Small Business Export Trade Promotion Program 4/04/14 Letter to Jack Kingston, Chairman and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor for 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 3/31/14 Letter to Tom Latham, Chairman, and Ed Pastor, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee 3/31/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act