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BASS, Karen

BASS, Karen
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


BASS, Karen, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 3, 1953; graduated from Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, Calif.; B.S., California State University, Dominguez Hills, Calif., 1990; P.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1982; M.S.W., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 2015; physician's assistant; faculty, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.; member of the California state assembly, 2005-2010, speaker, 2008-2010; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the five succeeding Congresses until her resignation on December 9, 2022 (January 3, 2011-December 9, 2022); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighteenth Congress in 2022; Mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 2022-present.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Budget
  • House Committee - Foreign Affairs
    • Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights - Chair
    • Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations - Chair
  • House Committee - Judiciary
    • Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security - Chair
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