Representative Karen Bass's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 37, Democratic
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11/03/15 Letter to President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority - Violence in the West Bank and Israel 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 10/23/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Raising the Debt Ceiling 10/09/15 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State - Call for Continued U.S. Support Ahead of Haiti Elections 10/01/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Commonsense Gun Legislation 9/25/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Trans-Pacific Partnership 9/22/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House- Keep House in Session Until Shutdown Averted 9/17/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Prevent Shutdown 9/15/15 Letter to Paul Ryan, Chairman on Ways and Means Committee and Sander Levin, Ranking Member on Committee on Ways and Means - Restore Transit Tax Benefit 9/11/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Resettle More Syrian Refugees 9/02/15 Reps. Bass and Roybal-Allard welcome HUD Secretary Castro to South Los Angeles 8/26/15 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Small Business Lending Data 8/24/15 Rep. Bass Announces Support for Iran Nuclear Agreement 8/20/15 Our Weekly Los Angeles - Plugging up the 'Pipeline to Prison' for Women and Girls of Color 8/05/15 Letter to Kevin de Leon, California State Senate President pro Tempore and Toni Atkins, Speaker of the California Assembly - End to Ellis Act and an End to Mass Evictions 8/03/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Helms Amendment and Women's Health 8/03/15 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State and Bernard Aronson, Special Envoy on Colombia - Colombia Peace Negotiations 7/31/15 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - End Family Detention Policy 7/31/15 Statement on Obama Administration Announcement of Pilot Program to Allow Incarcerated Americans to Receive Pell Grants and take College Courses 7/30/15 Los Angeles Wave - It's Time to End the Era of Mass Incarceration 7/24/15 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader, and Steny Honyer, Minority Whip - Change to IPR in Innovation Act 7/23/15 Rep. Bass Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Foster Youth can Continue to Receive Crucial Housing and Healthcare through age 23 7/22/15 Rep. Karen Bass hosts U.S.-Africa trade forum to examine next steps following AGOA's reauthorization 7/20/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Strong Support of New Overtime Rule 7/17/15 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Upgrade Malaysia's Ranking in the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report 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 Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Same-Sex Marriage Licenses 7/09/15 Reps. Bass, Lieu Join FAA Officials, Constituents to Discuss Future of Santa Monica Airport 7/09/15 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - International Adoption 7/02/15 Letter to the Department of Health and Human Services - Coverage for a 12-Month Supply of a Woman's Birth Control 7/01/15 Statement on President Obama's Decision to Reestablish Diplomatic Relations, Reopen Embassies with Cuba 6/25/15 Statement on Senate Passage of AGOA 6/25/15 Statement on House and Senate Voting on Final Passage of AGOA 6/25/15 Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 6/24/15 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities 6/23/15 Royce, Engel, Smith, Bass Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa 6/18/15 Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act 6/18/15 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - SoCal Metroplex Project 6/11/15 Statement on House passage of African Growth and Opportunity Act 6/11/15 Scott Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act 6/11/15 IRS Bureaucracy Reduction and Judicial Review Act 6/10/15 Bass Statement on Department of Education Corinthian College Announcement 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 6/09/15 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 6/03/15 Statement calling on Congress to renew the Export-Import Bank without delay 6/03/15 San Jose Mercury News - California Senate Passes Sweeping Reforms to Curb Psych Medications in Foster Care 6/03/15 Letter to James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Explain Surveillance Program 5/30/15 Statement on Passing of Beau Biden