CONGRESSWOMAN KAREN BASS

Congresswoman Karen Bass represents the 37th Congressional District in Southern California.  Currently, Congresswoman Bass serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where she is the Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.  As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressmember Bass is also working to craft sound criminal justice reforms as well as protect intellectual property right infringements that threaten the economic health of the 37th District.  Congressmember Bass also serves as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.  Karen Bass has the distinction of being the first and only African American Woman ever elected by her peers to be Speaker of the California State Assembly.

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KAREN BASS

Representative

BACKGROUND

  • Congressional Black Caucus Chair, 2019

  • Elected to represent 37th Congressional District in 2012 (Redistricting)

  • Elected to represent 33rd Congressional District in 2010

  • California State Assembly, 2005 - 2010

  • California State Assembly - Speaker, 2008 – 2010

  • Co-founder, Community Coalition, 1990

 

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

2019-2020

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs

  • Committee on Judiciary

 

2017-2018

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs

  • Committee on Judiciary

 

2015-2016

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs

  • Committee on Judiciary

2013-2014

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs

  • Committee on Judiciary

2011-2012

  • Committee on Budget

  • Committee on Foreign Affairs