Who is Karen Bass?

Karen Bass is known as an American politician. She is most famous for serving as a U.S. Representative for California.

Background and Age

Karen Ruth Bass was born on October 3, 1953, in Los Angeles, CA. She is the firstborn child of DeWitt and Wilhelmina Bass. She graduated from Hamilton High School. She then attended Cal State Dominguez Hills and the University of Southern California's School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program.

Karen Bass got inspired by activism as a kid viewing the Civil Rights Movement with her father. It was around then that she made a lifetime pledge to affecting social change in her locale and abroad. She worked for almost 10 years as a Physician Assistant and filled in as a clinical educator at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program.

Career and Net Worth

Before serving in Congress, Karen Bass left a mark on the world when the California Assembly chose her to be its 67th Speaker, catapulting her to turn into the first African American lady in U.S. history to serve in this state authoritative role. Congressmember Bass filled in as speaker during California's most noteworthy financial emergency since the Great Depression. Notwithstanding assisting with exploring the state through an exceptionally troublesome time, she likewise advocated endeavors to improve child care and quality social insurance for Californians. Additionally, under her leadership, the Assembly optimized government financial upgrade enactment that supported Californians who have been influenced by the national monetary emergency just as jumpstarted billions of dollars of foundation projects.

Congressmember Karen Bass was reappointed to her fifth term representing the 37th Congressional District in November 2018. Congressmember 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 additionally working to make sound criminal equity changes just as protect licensed innovation right encroachments that undermine the monetary soundness of the 37th District. Congressmember Bass likewise fills in as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

In July 2020, Bass had trouble when asked to clarify past remarks adulating Fidel Castro and the Church of Scientology. Bass is broadly considered to be on Biden's shortlist for his Vice President choice. Bass released an announcement claiming that she worships at a Baptist church. Bass also needed to handle her previous proclamations corresponding to the Castro system in Cuba, something that might hurt a Biden/Bass ticket with the Cuban-American populace in the critical province of Florida. In 2016, when Castro passed, she said his passing was an extraordinary misfortune to the individuals of Cuba.

Marriage, Husband, and Children

Karen Bass got married to Jesus Lechuga in 1980 but they divorced six years later in 1986. Karen has one daughter named Emilia Bass-Lechuga who went on to emulate her mom's example working for social change.

Last Modified: Oct 12, 2021

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