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Karen Bass' Public Statements

Full Name: Karen Bass
Office: U.S. House (CA) - 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
General Nov. 4, 2014
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
Date Title
May 8, 2014 Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning the Abduction of School Girls in Nigeria
May 7, 2014 Electrify Africa Act of 2014
May 6, 2014 Politico - Congressional Black Caucus Plots Path Forward
May 2, 2014 Statement on Kidnapping of Over 200 Nigerian Young Women and Girls
April 29, 2014 Letter to Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer United States Postal Service - Reject U.S. Post Office-Staples Pilot Program
April 28, 2014 Statement on Killing of 22 People in the Central African Republic
April 28, 2014 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, Regarding College Banking Practices and Federal Student Aid
April 25, 2014 Statement on EPA Consent Order about AllenCo's South LA Site
April 24, 2014 Bass: Congress Needs to Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank Without Delay
April 22, 2014 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Prohibit Harmful Banking Practices Targeting College Campuses
April 18, 2014 Statement Condemning Attacks in South Sudan
April 18, 2014 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
April 17, 2014 Congressional Coalition on Adotion Co-Chairs Lead Letter Urgining DRC Officials to Release Internationally Adopted Children
April 14, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary US Department of Commerce - Advanced Manufacturing in Southern California
April 10, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Unauthorized Hairstyles, Uniform Code
April 10, 2014 Statement in Opposition to House Republicans Passing the Ryan Budget
April 10, 2014 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of U.S. Department of Defense - Army Hairstyle Regulations
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms
April 8, 2014 House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Protect Victims of Sexual Assault
April 4, 2014 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
April 4, 2014 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
April 2, 2014 House Judiciary Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Protect Victims of Sexual Assault
April 1, 2014 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding for Fire and Emergency Response Teams
March 31, 2014 Letter to Tom Latham, Chairman, and Ed Pastor, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security of the House Appropriations Committee - Eliminate Immigrant Detention Bed Quota
March 28, 2014 Los Angeles Times - Members of Congress Seek Pay for Workers at Closed Trade School
March 27, 2014 Over 350 Community Members Gather for Re-entry Town Hall and Resource Fair for Formerly Incarcerated People and Their Loved Ones
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
March 20, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Sudan and South Sudan Call for Action on South Sudan Violence
March 18, 2014 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
March 14, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Anti-LGBT Legislation
March 12, 2014 South Los Angeles Elected Leaders to Host Re-Entry Town Hall for Those Leaving Jail and Prison
March 10, 2014 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Calling on Defense Department to Welcome Sikh Americans in Military
March 4, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Payroll Card Abuse
Feb. 27, 2014 Rep. Bass' Statement Praising the Foreign Affairs Committee Passage of the "Electrify Africa Act"
Feb. 27, 2014 Statement on President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative
Feb. 26, 2014 Rep. Karen Bass Issues Statement on Two Year Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death
Feb. 21, 2014 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
Feb. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education
Feb. 12, 2014 Statement from Rep. Karen Bass Supporting District Attorney Jackie Lacey's "First Step" Program to Help Young Victims of Sex Trafficking
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protection for Agricultural Workers Exposed to Pesticides
Feb. 11, 2014 Statement on Support of Legislation to Increase the Debt Ceiling
Jan. 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Fulfilling the Promise of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Jan. 30, 2014 Statement on Opposition to Farm Bill
Jan. 24, 2014 Statement on the Cease-Fire in South Sudan
Jan. 23, 2014 Statement on Selection of Catherine Samba-Panza as Transitional President in the Central African Republic
Jan. 23, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Urging U.S. Military to End Presumptive Ban on Sikh Articles of Faith
Jan. 22, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Strengthen Clean Water
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