Representative Karen Bass's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 37, Democratic
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5/17/17 Reps. Black, Davis, Franks, and Bass Re-Introduce Bipartisan Adoption Tax Credit 3/21/17 Reps. Huffman, Russell, Bass & Sens. Gillibrand, Lankford Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Adoption Standards Nationwide 3/13/17 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Separation of Immigrant Children and Parents by US Border Patrol as an Immigration Deterent 3/09/17 Rep. Bass Leads House Democrats on Letter Opposing Trump Administration Plan to Use Foster Care as Immigration Deterrent 3/09/17 Rep. Bass Leads House Democrats on Letter Opposing Trump Administration Plan to Use Foster Care as Immigration Deterrent 3/02/17 Langevin Leads Reintroduction of Bill to Protect Foster Youth from Identity Theft 2/09/17 Rep. Bass Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce Legislation to Ban Juvenile Solitary Confinement 11/29/16 Funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline 7/15/16 Reps. Huffman & Bass Introduce "National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act" 6/21/16 Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 6/16/16 Rep. Bass Issues Statement Applauding Introduction of "Family First Prevention Services Act" 5/16/16 Congressional Caucus On Foster Youth Introduces Resolution Recognizing May As National Foster Care Month 5/16/16 Letter to Chairman John Kline and Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, US House Committee on Education and the Workforce - House Child Nutrition Bill 5/14/16 Dr. Phil Mcgraw Addresses Congress: Support Families Dealing With Opioid Addiction 1/12/16 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Demanding End to Immigration Raids 1/12/16 Human Trafficking Month 1/07/16 Child Care 1/01/16 Issue Position: Child Welfare 12/03/15 Bass, Davis Statement on House Passing the "every Child Achieves Act of 2015" 10/26/15 Letter to Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration and Loretta Lynch, Attoney General - Lawmakers Call on Social Security Administration to Treat Same-Sex Marriages Equally 10/05/15 Reps. Bass, Mcdermott Introduce Legislation to Ensure Former Foster Youth Can Keep Health Insurance in Other States 10/01/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Commonsense Gun Legislation 7/31/15 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - End Family Detention Policy 7/23/15 Rep. Bass Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Foster Youth can Continue to Receive Crucial Housing and Healthcare through age 23 7/16/15 Representatives Davis and Bass Introduce Legislation to Help Foster Youth Stay in School 7/10/15 Mandela Washington Fellows Stress Role of Youth for Strong African Governance Today and in the Future 7/09/15 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - International Adoption 7/09/15 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Same-Sex Marriage Licenses 6/24/15 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities 6/24/15 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities 6/11/15 Scott Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act 6/10/15 Letter to Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate HELP Committee - Every Child Achieves Act 6/10/15 Rep. Karen Bass Welcomes Judges, Formerly Incarcerated Young Women for Discussion on Criminal Justice System 6/03/15 San Jose Mercury News - California Senate Passes Sweeping Reforms to Curb Psych Medications in Foster Care 5/27/15 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Family Detention 5/21/15 Roll Call - Foster Youth Shadow Day Shows Power of Personal Stories 5/20/15 Rep. Karen Bass Teams Up with Former Foster Youth for 4th Annual "Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day" 5/20/15 Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day 5/18/15 House passes important human trafficking legislation including key Bass legislative priorities 5/07/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader, and Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip - Bring Trafficking Act to Floor 5/05/15 Foster Youth Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution Recognizing May as National Foster Care Month 5/01/15 Foster Care Month 4/15/15 A Year After Boko Haram Kidnappings,House Members Join with Girls who Escaped in Call for Internation Action to #BringBackOurGirls 1/30/15 DeLauro, Ros-Lehtinen, Maloney, Bass Introduce Resolution Calling For Commitment to Combat Child Trafficking 1/27/15 House Unanimously Passes Bass-Kline Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Link Between Child Sex Trafficking 1/26/15 Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015 1/26/15 Missing Children's Assistance Act Amendment 1/26/15 Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015 1/22/15 Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Strengthen Support for Victims of Youth Sex Trafficking 10/28/14 Letter to Leon Kengo Wa Dondo, President of the Senate of the DRC, and Aubin Minaku, Speaker of the National Assembly of the DRC - Urging Action on Adoption Reform

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