Rep. Karen Bass

Representative from California’s 37th District, Democrat

Bass, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 37th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

She was previously the representative for California's 33rd congressional district (2011-2012).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Karen Bass sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bass sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (23%) Families (20%) Education (18%) Health (15%) Social Welfare (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Bass’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2011 to May 2016, Bass missed 347 of 3,781 roll call votes, which is 9.2%. 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.

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Primary Sources

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