, Bass raised $932,281.19 and spent $768,918.65. twitter.com/i/status/1205506362618331137", "Rep. Karen Bass: House letter against annexation must be 'bipartisan, "Cosponsors - H.Res.729 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Expressing support for the expeditious consideration and finalization of a new, robust, and long-term Memorandum of Understanding on military assistance to Israel between the United States Government and the Government of Israel", "Reps. Bass, Davis Introduce the FAFSA ACT", "House Passes Sweeping Policing Bill Targeting Racial Bias and Use of Force", "Democrats Unveil Sweeping Bill Targeting Police Misconduct and Racial Bias", "Rep. Karen Bass addresses 2010 Church of Scientology speech", "Bass corrects explanation for appearing at Scientology event" (, "Rep. Karen Bass, potential VP pick, addresses her past praise of Scientology", "Bass addresses past remarks praising Scientology", "Karen Bass Makes United States History as the first African American Woman to be named to Speaker of (sic)", Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, United States Representatives by seniority, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Karen_Bass&oldid=985983725, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, Founder and Co-Chair, Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCA), Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus, Coalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE), Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys, Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus, Congressional International Conservation Caucus, Congressional Military Mental Health Caucus, This page was last edited on 29 October 2020, at 03:09. Bass was reelected to a fourth term with 81.1% of the vote. Speaker Fabian Núñez appointed Bass California State Assembly majority whip for the 2005–06 legislative session and majority floor leader for the 2007–08 legislative session. Bass continues to engage the African diaspora with regular popular policy breakfasts, which are open to the public. We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. She spoke at a 1988 forum sponsored by the Democratic Socialists of America and the 1993 West Coast Socialist Scholars Conference at the University of California. Bass was involved in President Barack Obama's reelection campaign. 1/ pbs.twimg.com/media/EfKoltpWkAEqk13?format=jpg&name=small", "Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations – House Foreign Affairs Committee", https://www.ccainstitute.org/for-members-of-congress-/list-of-cca-members.html, "Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus", "Rep. Bass Rejoins Quiet Skies Caucus in 115th Congress", "Rep. Karen Bass Elected to Lead Growing Congressional Black Caucus", "National Foster Youth Institute | Non-Profit Organization", "Congress's prison reform bill, explained", https://bass.house.gov/issues/energy-environment, "Rep. Bass Applauds Background Check Legislation", "Rep. Bass Speaks on Closing the Charleston Gun Loophole", "Reps introduce New Way Forward Act to fight criminalization of immigrants", "Support Grows for California Bill Giving Voters Power to Expand", "I just voted to proceed on both articles of impeachment into Donald Trump. California Democratic Rep. Karen Bass is reportedly a top contender to be chosen as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate. Bass believes that the criminal justice system is broken in part due to the disproportionate incarceration rates of poor people of color. You're logged in to Facebook. She then moved to national politics by becoming a representative for California. In 2020 Bass was one of more than 115 House Democrats to sign a letter criticizing Israel's plan to annex parts of Palestinian territory in the occupied West Bank. Interest in politics started for Ms Bass at the young age of 14 when she would knock door-to-door in her Los Angeles neighbourhood in 1968 to convince neighbours to vote for Robert F Kennedy for president. , In July 2020, Bass was discussed as a potential running mate for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Representative Seth Moulton and others who felt the current leadership was "too old" gathered signatures to replace Nancy Pelosi as the Democrats' leader. . . , Since its founding, Community Coalition has blocked the construction of liquor stores and encouraged construction of small businesses, affordable housing, and nonprofits. The articles charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Student Loan Fairness Act of 2019 addresses this crisis in three major ways: creating a new "10-10" standard, capping the interest rate, and accounting for cost of living. She was elected chair of the CBC on November 28, 2018. Karen Bass on Civil Rights : Click here for 10 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights. One of the group's most significant achievements was the passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act, also known as Family First, which was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act on February 9, 2018. Bass has advocated preventing and ending famine in Africa. You may opt out at anytime. Florida Democrats were especially alarmed by Bass’ statements, given that Florida’s Cuban population has a generally negative view of Castro and his communist regime. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. 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