Washington's Powerful Women

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  • Marcia Fudge
  • Maxine Waters
  • Karen Bass
  • Tara Setmayer
  • Susan Rice
  • Mignon Clyburn
  • Joyce Brayboy
  • Johnnetta Cole
  • Judith Browne Dianis
  • Danielle Gray
  • Racquel Russell
  • Tara Wall
  • Heather Foster
  • Danielle Crutchfield
  • Avis Jones-DeWeever
  • Nadine Gracia
  • Dot Harris
  • Melanie Roussell
  • Donna Edwards
  • Crystal Wright
  • Girl Power
  • Michelle Obama
  • Valerie Jarrett
  • Stacey Davis Stewart
  • Donna Brazile

Karen Bass

Now serving her second term in Congress, California Rep. Karen Bass is frequently called on by media outlets to provide insight into and analysis of budget negotiations on Capital Hill. She also is a congressional mother hen of sorts for the nation's foster children on whose behalf she fiercely advocates.

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