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Karen Bass - Congressional Black Caucus

Rep. Karen Bass Elected to Lead Growing Congressional Black Caucus

Excerpt from Roll Call

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus elected California Democratic Rep. Karen Bass to lead them in the next Congress, as the group crosses a milestone 50-member threshold.

The CBC is adding nine new members, bringing its total membership to 55. Bass, who currently serves as the caucus’s second vice chair, replaces Louisiana Democratic Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, who took the helm of the caucus in late 2016.

“There’s much work to be done next Congress to ensure equality and justice for African Americans and other marginalized communities, and I am confident Congresswoman Bass will continue to provide strong leadership in this regard,” Richmond said in a statement.

Since its formation in 1971, the CBC has been dominated by Democrats. The group focuses on serving African-Americans and other marginalized populations and in recent years has pursued legislative priorities including a criminal justice overhaul , education opportunities, affordable health care and addressing racial disparities in heath outcomes.


Rep. Karen Bass Elected to Lead Growing Congressional Black Caucus

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Representative Karen Bass


Los Angeles, CA Office
4929 Wilshire Blvd
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Los Angeles, CA , CA 90010
Phone: (323) 965-1422
Fax: (323) 965-1113

Washington, DC Office
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Phone: (202) 225-7084
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Congressmember Karen Bass was re-elected to her fifth term representing the 37th Congressional District in November 2016.  Congressmember Bass serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where she is Ranking Member 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.

Past participant of UFSC AABFP (African American Briefing for Financial Professionals)

The African American Briefing for Financial Professionals provides an opportunity for leaders and members of UFSC to learn from lawmakers, regulators, industry experts and government leaders about strategies they are creating to stimulate job growth, promote businesses and revitalize communities.  Participants also learn how to overcome the various challenges currently facing the financial services industry.

Senator Mark Warner, Senator Robert Menendez, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congressman Hank Johnson, Senator Elizabeth Warren