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Karen Bass
Karen Bass.jpeg
U.S. House, California, District 37
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorDiane Watson (D)
Leadership
Assistant Whip, United States House of Representatives
2011-present
Speaker, California Assembly
2008-2010
Majority Floor Leader, California Assembly
2006-2008
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$8.49 in 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$2,671,082
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California Assembly
2005-2010
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills
Personal
Date of birthOctober 3, 1953
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
ProfessionPhysician Assistant, Instructor, Health Non-Profit
Net worth(2012) $348,003
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Karen Ruth Bass (b. October 3, 1953, in Los Angeles, CA) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 37th Congressional District. Bass was first elected to the House in 2010.

Bass began her political career in the California State Assembly, where she served from 2005 to 2010. From 2006 to 2008 she was Majority Floor Leader of the assembly. She then served as Speaker for her final two assembly years.

Bass won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She and Adam King (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014. Bass went on to defeat King in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Bass is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bass's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Bass serves on the following committees:[3]

2013-2014

Bass served on the following committees:[4]

  • Foreign Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, Ranking Member
  • Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

2011-2012

Bass served on the following committees:[5]

Key votes

114th Congress

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The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Bass's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

Economic and fiscal

2016 Budget proposal

Nay3.png On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, including Bass, voted against the resolution.[8][9][10]

Foreign Affairs

Iran nuclear deal

Yea3.png On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Bass voted with 176 Democrats to approve the bill.[11][12]

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 224 out of the 3215 introduced bills (7 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[13] For more information pertaining to Bass's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[14]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Bass voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[15]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Bass voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[16]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Bass voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[17]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[18] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[19][20] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[20] Bass voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[21][22] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[22] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[23] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Bass joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[21][22]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[24] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[25] Bass voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[26]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[27] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Bass voted for HR 2775.[28]

Federal Pay Adjustment Elimination

Nay3.png Bass voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[29]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Bass voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[30] The vote largely followed party lines.[31]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Bass voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[32]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Bass voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[33]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Bass voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[34]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Karen Bass's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the analysis, Bass is a Hard-Core Liberal.[35] Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.

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State budget crisis

As the state of California faced ongoing budget deficits and turmoil in 2009, Joe Mathews of Blockbuster Democracy wrote, "No one understands the political dynamics of volatile state revenues better than Ms. Bass....after negotiating three rounds of budget cuts in the past year she has grown weary of deficit politics."[36]

The California Commission on the 21st Century Economy, a commission Bass pushed to create at the end of 2008, announced at the end of July 2009 that it recommended that California adopt a flat, or flatter, personal income tax and cut or repeal corporate and sales taxes. The commission was asked to provide recommendations to reduce the volatility in tax revenues.[36]

Redistricting

Bass contributed $20,000 in February 2010 to an effort to repeal Proposition 11, the 2008 ballot proposition approved by voters that created the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.[37]

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[38][39]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Bass ranked as a 91.[40]

Bass's sponsored legislation while a member of the state legislature includes:

  • AB 262 - American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan
  • AB 1327 - State Capitol Sustainability Task Force
  • AB 1402 - Family connection grants

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2016

See also: United States Senate election in California, 2016

Bass was a potential candidate in the 2016 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent California. However, she decided against seeking election to the seat.[41]

2014

See also: California's 37th Congressional District elections, 2014

Bass won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She and Adam King (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Mervin Evans (D). Bass went on to defeat King in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1][42]

U.S. House, California District 37 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Bass Incumbent 84.3% 96,787
     Republican Adam King 15.7% 18,051
Total Votes 114,838
Source: California Secretary of State
U.S. House, California District 37 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Bass Incumbent 79.6% 47,639
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam King 14.3% 8,530
     Democratic Mervin Evans 6.1% 3,677
Total Votes 59,846
Source: California Secretary of State

2012

See also: California's 37th Congressional District elections, 2012

Bass won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 37th District as a Democrat.[43] She was displaced from her former district, the 33rd, by redistricting. She and Morgan Osborne (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012. Bass went on to defeat Osborne in the general election on November 6, 2012.[44][45]

U.S. House, California District 37 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Bass Incumbent 86.4% 207,039
     Republican Morgan Osborne 13.6% 32,541
Total Votes 239,580
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


2008

In 2008 Bass was re-elected to the California Assembly's 47th District. Bass (D) finished with 134,003 votes while her opponent Lady Cage-Barile (R) finished with 23,642 votes.[47]

California State Assembly District 47
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Bass (D) 134,003
Lady Cage-Barile (R) 23,642

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Bass attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Bass is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bass raised a total of $2,671,082 during that time period. This information was last updated on January 27, 2015.[48]

Karen Bass's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (California, District 37) Won $1,045,813
2012 U.S. House (California, District 37) Won $692,988
2010 U.S. House (California, District 33) Won $932,281
Grand Total Raised $2,671,082


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Bass won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Bass' campaign committee raised a total of $1,045,813 and spent $822,020.[49] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[50]

Cost per vote

Bass spent $8.49 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, California District 37, 2014 - Karen Bass Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,045,813
Total Spent $822,020
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $14,585
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $14,692
Top contributors to Karen Bass's campaign committee
Sony Corp$27,949
21st Century Fox$19,600
Time Warner$14,200
Service Employees International Union$10,250
Boilermakers Union$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
TV/Movies/Music$157,899
Lawyers/Law Firms$79,700
Retired$42,750
Business Services$40,150
Real Estate$36,700

Below are Bass' FEC reports.[51]

2012

Bass won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bass's campaign committee raised a total of $692,988 and spent $803,966.[60] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[61]

Cost per vote

Bass spent $3.88 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Bass won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Bass's campaign committee raised a total of $932,281 and spent $768,919.[62]

Her top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


2008

Below are Bass's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[63]

Contributor 2008 total
CA Building Industry Assoc $20,036
California Democratic Party $16,613
California Teachers Association $14,400
Service Employees Local 721 $14,400
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters $14,400

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Bass' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $195,006 and $501,000. That averages to $348,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Bass ranked as the 307th most wealthy representative in 2012.[64] Between 2010 and 2012, Bass' calculated net worth[65] decreased by an average of 14 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[66]

Karen Bass Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2010$482,236
2012$348,003
Growth from 2010 to 2012:-28%
Average annual growth:-14%[67]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[68]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Bass received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the TV/Movies/Music industry.

From 2009-2014, 28.88 percent of Bass' career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[69]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Karen Bass Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,409,825
Total Spent $2,116,172
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
TV/Movies/Music$218,047
Health Professionals$155,210
Lawyers/Law Firms$141,988
Building Trade Unions$91,400
Public Sector Unions$89,250
% total in top industry9.05%
% total in top two industries15.49%
% total in top five industries28.88%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Bass was a "moderate Democratic leader" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Bass received in June 2013.[70]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[71]

Bass most often votes with:

Bass least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Bass missed 245 of 2,678 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 9.1 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[72]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Bass paid her congressional staff a total of $860,092 in 2011. She ranked 16th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 106th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[73]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Bass ranked 16th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[74]

2012

Bass ranked 15th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[75]

2011

Bass ranked 30th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[76]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Bass voted with the Democratic Party 94.9 percent of the time, which ranked 39th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[77]

2013

Bass voted with the Democratic Party 94.9 percent of the time, which ranked 122nd among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[78]

Personal

Bass is divorced and has one child.

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See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Diane Watson
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California Assembly - District 47
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Holly J. Mitchell