Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Karen Bass

Rep. Karen Bass

Democrat, California, 37th District
Office 202-225-7084 | @RepKarenBass | Facebook

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Grade

9

Votes for Children

62

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Bass represents a district with a child poverty rate of 22.9 percent. 8.4 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 19.8 percent are food insecure, and 4.2 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Bass has taken 9 votes that would help the children in her district. She has introduced 6 bills and cosponsored 56 bills to help children. Rep. Bass has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 500 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Bass has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1364 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1368 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1384 the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1389 the Safe Home Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1878 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1897 the MOMMA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1978 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2034 the Dignity Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2055 the Act Targeting Resources to Communities in Need.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2075 the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2217 the Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2270 the Removing Barriers to Foster Youth Success in College Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2300 the Eliminating Debtor’s Prison for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2415 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2527 the Vaccinate All Children Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored H.R.2708 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2775 the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2778 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2922 the Respond NOW Act.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the bill to extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.2965 the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2019.




  • co-sponsored H.R.3076 the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3222 the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3298 the Child Care Quality and Access Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3359 the National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3366 the No Shame at School Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3394 the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment and Farm Safety of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3435 the Local Public Health And Safety Protection Act.


  • co-sponsored H.R.3448 the Student Debt Cancellation Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3649 the Treatment Family Care Services Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3909 the Supporting Adopted Children and Families Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3922 the American Opportunity Accounts Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4155 the Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4259 the Schools Preventing Hunger in At-Risk Kids Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4300 the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored H.R.4420 the Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4684 the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4957 the Native American Child Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4980 the Family First Transition Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4984 the Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5271 the Worker Relief and Credit Reform Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5325 the bill to reduce exclusionary discipline practices in schools, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored H.R.5349 the Protect SNAP Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5383 the New Way Forward Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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