Our unique analysis of the bills Bass has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bass is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Bass for more statistics.
Karen Bass sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
House Committee on the Judiciary
- Member, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
Bass sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Bass’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 867: Expressing support for designation of September 2016 as “National Kinship Care Month”.
- H.R. 6006: Lost Boys and Girls RISE Act
- H.R. 5487: Student Loan Fairness Act
- H.Res. 733: Recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the ...
- H.R. 4004: SUCCESS Act
- H.R. 4005: Local Hire Act
- H.R. 3943: Physician Assistant Education Public Health Initiatives Act of 2015
View All » (including bills from previous years)
|Bass’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 158: Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015
Dec 8, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
From Jan 2011 to Sep 2016, Bass missed 389 of 4,087 roll call votes, which is 9.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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