Contact Information California 37th District House Representative Karen Bass (D)

Contact Information California 37th District House Representative Karen Bass (D)
Contact Information California 37th District House Representative Karen Bass (D)

Birth Date:  10/03/1953

Political Experience

  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 37, 2011-present
  • Assistant Whip, United States House of Representatives, 2011-present
  • Member, Congressional International Conservation Caucus, present
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 37, 2018
  • Speaker, California State Assembly, 2008-2010
  • Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 2004-2010
  • Majority Floor Leader, California State Assembly, 2006-2008

Where Does Karen Bass Stand?

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About Quick Review Below

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What Issues This Representative Supports

Issue Supports/Does Not Support Issue
Administrative Priorities
Abortion Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?      Pro-Choice
Affirmative Action
Agriculture
American Terrorist Groups
Art
Banking
Black Lives Matter
Budget In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?       Supports

Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?      Unknown Position

Business
Campaign Finance Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?     Supports
Candidate
Child Tax Credit
Children
Civil Rights
Constitution
Consumer
CoronaVirus
Corporate Accountability
COVID-19
Crimes Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?     Does Not Support
Death Penalty
Democratic Party
Disability
Drug Policy
Economy Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?      Supports

Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?      Does Not Support

Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?      Supports

Education Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?     Does Not Support
Election
Electoral College
Employment
Energy Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?      Supports

Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?      Supports

Environment Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?      Supports

Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?      Supports

Executive Branch
Family Value
Filibuster
Foreign Affairs
Foreign Aid
Free College
Gambling and Gaming
Gender Identity
Government Spending
Green New Deal
Gun Reform Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?       Supports
Health Care Insurance
Health Care Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?      Does Not Support

Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?   Supports

High Speed Internet
Housing
Immigration Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?      Does Not Support

Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?      Does Not Support

Incumbent
Indigenous People
Infrastructure
International Policy
January 6, 2021 Riot
Judicial Branch
Justice System
K-12 Education
KKK
Labor Union
Legal
Legalizing Marijuana
Legislative Branch
LGBQ
Marriage
Medical Debt
Medicare For All
Military Budget
Military
Military Spending Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending?     Does Not Support
Minor Children
Miscellaneous
Monetary Policy
Money In Politics
National Resource
National Security Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?    Does Not Support

Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?     Unknown Position

Oil and Gas
Political Corruption
Puerto Rico
QAnon
Religion
Reproductive Health Care
Republican Party
Science
Senior Citizens
Social Security
Stem Cell Research
Tax Increases For The Rich
Tax
Tax On Extreme Wealth
Technology and Communications
The Proud Boys
Trade Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?      Supports
Traitor
Transportation
Tribal Nations
Unemployment
Veteran Affairs
Veteran
Violated Their Oath
Voting
Wage
Wall Street Reform
War
Whistleblower
White Supremacist
Whistleblower
Wildlife
Women’s Rights

 


After Reading Karen Bass’s Questions and Answers

 


 

Issue Positions

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Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?      Pro-Choice

  • “Karen Bass is committed to protecting a woman’s abortion rights. As a former Physician’s Assistant, she knows that a woman’s decisions about her body should be between herself, her partner, her family and her doctor.”
  • Rated 0% by Campaign for Working Families.
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?       Supports

  • Signed a letter stating: “The irresponsible tax cuts you are pursuing will explode the federal deficit, violating the principle, enshrined in the 2010 Statutory PAYGO law, that tax cuts should be paid for. Under that law, your unpaid-for tax cuts, if enacted, will trigger automatic, across-the board cuts to Medicare, the farm safety net, and other programs. Given the lack of bipartisanship to date in your effort to provide massive tax cuts to the wealthy at the expense of the middle class while adding $1.5 trillion to the deficit, it will be your responsibility to deal with these consequences. “
  • Rated 14% by National Taxpayers Union.

Budget: Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?     Unknown Position

  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans.
  • “Karen believes Social Security and Medicare are promises that the federal government needs to keep to our nation’s seniors. She continues to fight to strengthen and protect these programs to ensure that Americans who have worked the majority of their lives can retire with dignity, and she has unequivocally opposed any attempt to slash funding for either of these successful programs.”

Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?     Supports

  • Signed a letter stating: “While this simple revision is no replacement for comprehensive legislation to create a more accountable and transparent campaign finance system, it is an important first step at preventing purely political organizations–of all ideological persuasions–from gaining 501(c)(4) status. As we continue to push for comprehensive campaign finance reform in Congress, we look forward to working with you on a critical rule change that will preserve the true societal value of 501(c)(4) groups and at the same time protect the American taxpayer.”

Crime: Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?     Does Not Support

  • “Today, the Supreme Court refused to re-examine its misguided decisions shielding government officials from accountability when they violate Americans’ civil rights. The Court invented its ‘qualified immunity’ doctrine without any basis in the text of a core civil rights law, 42 U.S.C. 1983, which was enacted during the Reconstruction era so that victims of official misconduct could vindicate their rights in civil suits. Qualified immunity has repeatedly barred victims of police brutality from having their day in court, and it has been criticized by liberals and conservatives alike. The Supreme Court’s failure to reconsider this flawed legal rule makes it all the more important for Congress to act. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 does just that: it makes clear that qualified immunity cannot be used as a defense in civil rights suits against federal, state, or local law enforcement officers. It is long past time to remove this arbitrary and unlawful barrier and to ensure police are held accountable when they violate the constitutional rights of the people whom they are meant to serve.”
  • Voted in favor of HR 7120 – George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

Defense: Do you support increasing defense spending?       Does Not Support

  • Rated 77% by Council for a Livable World.
  • Rated 0% by Center for Security Policy.
  • Signed a letter stating: “With Republicans in control of the House, the Senate and the White House, you do not need Democrats’ votes to keep government open. In any upcoming negotiations, however, Democrats will press for the inclusion of the following bipartisan items, among others: ·Preserving the agreement in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that required increased spending to be spread evenly between defense spending and non-defense discretionary accounts which have both been harmed by the ongoing sequester”

Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?        Supports

  • “Americans should rest well tonight knowing that they now have a House of Representatives that will focus on lowering prescription drug costs, investing in infrastructure and fighting for the people.”
  • “From high speed rail to subways, from light rail to bus rapid transit and bike lanes, transportation projects have the potential to transform our daily lives and move America forward. Transportation investment is critical to create jobs, spur economic development, ease congestion, expand our national transportation network, and foster the development of safer, more livable communities. We must ensure that states and local transportation agencies have the resources and flexibility to build projects quickly and create good jobs along the way.”

Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?      Does Not Support
  • Signed a letter stating: “Given the lack of bipartisanship to date in your effort to provide massive tax cuts to the wealthy at the expense of the middle class while adding $1.5 trillion to the deficit, it will be your responsibility to deal with these consequences.”
  • “In 2017, Karen voted against the GOP tax plan, which gave massive tax breaks to major corporations and the wealthiest Americans, while putting the average working family on a path to higher taxes. Now as the true effects of the tax plan come to light, Karen is committed to continuing to fight to make sure that middle-class families do in fact get the tax breaks that they so desperately need and that corporations are paying their fair share.”

Economy: Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?      Supports

  • Voted in favor of HR 266 – Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

  • Voted in favor of HR 266 – Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?      Does Not Support

  • Rated 100% by National Education Association.
  • “Reforms to No Child Left Behind must be made to end the one size fits all approach to learning and heavy emphasis on testing under the current education law.”

Energy and Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?     Supports
  • Rated 96% by Environemnt America.
  • “In order to address these issues, Congressmember Bass is committed to investing in new technology and renewable resources that meet America’s increasing energy needs and protect both the environment and national security.”

Energy and Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?     Supports
  • “Congressmember Karen Bass understands that protecting the environment is a critical part of protecting the health of all Americans. Clean air and water and the preservation of natural resources are issues of utmost concern to protect both Americans today and of future generations.”
  • Rated 19% by National Association of Manufacturers.
  • Rated 96% by Environment America.

Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?     Supports

  • Rated 0% by National Rifle Association
  • “I am proud to say that the State legislature in California has acted. Now Congress needs to act. The Governor signed five bills recently passed by the legislature. In California it is now against the law to possess ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Background checks are now required to purchase ammunition. The Governor signed bills that ban bullet buttons designed to make it easy to detach a magazine and reload, a creative idea from gun manufacturers to get around the assault weapon ban when it was in effect.”
  • “It’s time to stop favoring the gun lobby over the lives of community members. We need reform.”

Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?    Does Not Support

  • “The Affordable Care Act also builds a strong health care workforce and promotes job creation. Even though Republicans have attempted to repeal health care dozens of times, Congressmember Bass has consistently voted against repealing this landmark bill and will continue to ensure it is fully implemented.”
  • “In Congress, Karen fought to protect the Affordable Care Act because it has provided health insurance to over 46,000 of her constituents who did not have health coverage before the law, and has cut the number of uninsured Californians in her Congressional district in half. That is one of the reasons why she has voted more than 50 times against Republican attempts to repeal or undermine the law.” (karenbass.com)

Health Care: Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?     Supports

  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?     Does Not Support

  • Rated 0% by Federation for American Immigration Reform.
  • “Despite promises to protect Medicaid and other services, the proposed budget slashes $800 billion from Medicaid, $192 billion from nutritional assistance, $272 billion over all from welfare programs, and bars undocumented immigrants from collecting the child and dependent care tax credit all to make room for the president’s devastatingly unnecessary border wall.”
  • Signed a letter stating: “Moreover, there is no plausible “emergency” with respect to the flow of drugs across the southern border that could be solved by a border wall.”

Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?     Does Not Support

  • Rated 0% by Federation for American Immigration Reform.
  • “Karen co-sponsored comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would provide a path to citizenship to many of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the America today and prevent the continued record deportations that has led to many children being forced into our nation’s child welfare system instead of staying with their parents.”
  • Signed a letter stating: “Along with continuing to accept requests for DACA, we ask that you direct your administration to: (a) oppose any efforts to challenge DACA in the ongoing Texas v. United States litigation;’ (b) ask the court to dismiss the complaint in United States v. Texas; and (c) refuse any settlement that would end DACA.”

National Security: Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?      Does Not Support
  • Signed a letter stating: “Moreover, the Pentagon reported this year that only through a costly, bloody ground invasion would the United States be able to secure all of North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that a U.S.-North Korea war would be “catastrophic.” In the event talks break down, the U.S. deterrence that was successful in avoiding nuclear war with the USSR for decades and has been successful with North Korea for years, remains the only policy for which you have constitutional authority. Accordingly, we stand ready to provide support for potentially historic progress made through diplomacy, but will continue to stand with our ally South Korea in vehemently opposing any return to threats of illegal and unacceptable military action.”
  • Rated 0% by the Center for Security Policy.
  • Signed a letter stating: “Absent credible and accurate information confirming a material breach, we are concerned that withholding certification of Iran’s compliance or walking away from the JCPOA would harm our alliances, embolden Iran, and threaten U.S. national security. We are further concerned that non-certification based on justificiations beyond the scope of the nuclear agreement would threaten global non-proliferation efforts and send exactly the wrong message to North Korea at the moment we are trying to diplomatically defuse that crisis.”

National Security: Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?       Unknown Position
  • Rated 0% by the Center for Security Policy.

Trade: Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?    Supports
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 – United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.
  • “Moving developing countries away from aid and toward trade helps African companies, especially women. But it also benefits U.S. farmers, manufacturers and small businesses by providing new markets for their goods. So today we are introducing a bill to modernize AGOA and MCA — key laws in the effort to encourage African economic independence and promote U.S.-Africa trade. With Africa’s consumer spending expected to reach one trillion dollars, now is the time to accelerate this important trade relationship.”