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Rep. Bass Responds To Trump’s Embargo Threat Against Cuba
May 7, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations issued the following statement after President Trump threatened a “full and complete embargo, together with highest-level sanctions” against Cuba. ... read more »
CBCF to Host 10th Annual Avoice Heritage Celebration, Honoring African American Leaders in 116th Congress
February 22, 2019
On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will host the 10th installment of its official Black History Month program, the AVOICE Heritage Celebration, and will honor the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) chair and the five CBC members who chair House committees in the 116th Congress.  ... read more »
Rep. Bass Elected to Chair House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations
January 31, 2019
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, was elected to chair the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. Upon her appointment, she issued the following statement: ... read more »
Rep. Bass Statement of Concern Regarding the Appointment of Lana Marks as Unites States Ambassador to South Africa
November 22, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat serving on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement after the appointment of Lana Marks at United States Ambassador to South Africa.  ... read more »
Rep. Bass Statement of Concern Regarding the Appointment of Lana Marks as Unites States Ambassador to South Africa
November 16, 2018
“In order for our country to fully take advantage of these opportunities, it is imperative that people with strong backgrounds relevant to the countries they will serve are appointed to be ambassadors, especially to sensitive countries such as South Africa, where less than 70 years ago, the United States refused to stand with the rest of the world in opposing the Apartheid regime established there. South Africa is a key strategic partner and a key ally on the continent and I look forward to continuing our work to build capacity there.” ... read more »
Our Vote: More Than A Desire for History, The Very Strides to Make It 
November 15, 2018
“…what happened in Georgia wasn’t just about job titles. This was about the misinformation that Stacey’s opponent peddled throughout the campaign and how he took advantage of his taxpayer-funded position to help run his campaign.”  ... read more »
America’s Water Infrastructure Act To Fund Up To $35 Million Towards West Basin’s Harbor South Bay Water Recycling Project
November 8, 2018
America’s Water Infrastructure Act, the comprehensive infrastructure legislation passed by Congress in the fall and signed by the president on Oct. 23, will allow West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) to access an additional $35 million in federal funding for its Harbor South Bay Water Recycling project. ... read more »
Show of Solidarity in Aftermath of Hate 
November 8, 2018
In a moving and emphatic show of solidarity after the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, hundreds of people from across Los Angeles County gathered on Nov. 1, for an interfaith worship service at the First AME Church, and sang and prayed together for hope, healing, courage and perseverance.  ... read more »
Rep. Karen Bass and TV personality Sheryl Underwood Join Phone Banking Event at The Sentinel 
November 1, 2018
With less than a week until election day, The Los Angeles Sentinel hosted a 12-hour long “Get Out the Vote” phone-banking marathon with free shuttle services to early voting polls. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Introduces Resolution Calling for a Respect of Human Rights in Cameroon
October 4, 2018
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, introduced legislation calling on the government of Cameroon and all parties to the conflict, including armed separatist groups, to respect human rights and adopt nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution.  ... read more »
Black Women of Los Angeles Represent at this Year’s Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C
September 20, 2018
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) recently held its 48thConference in Washington DC. For the first time in the foundation’s history, two senators — Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) and Senator Kamala D. Harris (California) served as honorary co-chairs for the 48th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). Historically, co-chairs have been members of the U.S. House of Representatives. ... read more »
Keep California Dreamin’ – Vote Villaraigosa for Governor
May 31, 2018
It is clear Villaraigosa is a passionate California politician with big dreams that lead to even bigger successes. ... read more »
Rep. Bass, Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Host 100+ Foster Youth For 7th Annual Shadow Day
May 31, 2018
Rep. Bass was shadowed by Megan Simon, a current resident of Los Angeles who was placed in foster care when she was only one year old. ... read more »
Rep. Bass on Trumpcare 2.0, Border Wall: “Fasten Your Seatbelts”
April 21, 2017
On Friday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined Chris Hayes and Rep. Denny Heck to discuss President Trump plans to introduce his revised healthcare plan during the week the budget is slated to expire. Watch the interview below. ... read more / watch video »
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