Rep. Karen Bass names Caren Street as her new Chief of Staff

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On Wednesday Rep. Karen Bass (Dem. CA-37) named Caren Street her new Chief of Staff. Street has an extensive history on Capital Hill, going back to her time as an intern and staff assistant for Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Senior Policy Advisor for former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and most recently the Policy Director for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), a bicameral, bipartisan 48-member congressional caucus.

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While working with the CBC Street played a key role in drafting the document the CBC executive Committee delivered to President Trump dat their meeting in March of last year. Street also had a key role in converting the document into the “Jobs and Justice Act of 2018”, an omnibus bill that provides policy solutions to advance Black families in the 21st century,  calling for major investment in infrastructure and work force development and extensive reform of our criminal justice system. She also played a key role in preserving the diversity visa program and uplifting the voices of impacted immigrants.

Street got her college education at Howard University and her law degree at night (while working full time) from George Washington University.