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  • After White House Questions TRIO Effectiveness, CBC Urges Support for It, Other Programs Supporting HBCU Students
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Trump, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), today, urged robust funding for TRIO and other programs that support HBCU students. During a meeting with President Trump and White House advisers, the White House raised concerns about TRIO’s effectiveness and said they would reconsider proposed cuts to the program if the CBC could provide data demonstrating its effectiveness. Excerpt from the Letter “…in our meeting, your staff raised concerns about the effectiv... Read more

  • Statement from CBC Chairman on Irresponsible Health Care and Tax Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to Congressional Republicans’ amended health care proposal and President Trump’s new tax proposal: Health Care Proposal “The Republican health care proposal is a $600 billion tax cut for insurance company executives that would take coverage away from millions of Americans. In addition, the proposal would eliminate essential benefits for Ame... Read more

  • On Anniversary of Flint Water Switch, CBC Tells President: Residents Still Don’t Have Access to Clean Drinking Water
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, on the three-year anniversary of the water switch that resulted in a lead contamination in Flint, Mich., the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) sent a letter to President Trump questioning the Administration’s commitment to the area in light of proposed budget cuts to EPA and other agencies. Although the water in the majority African-American city continues to improve and federal agencies have invested millions of dollars in resources in the area, residents still have to use filters and man... Read more

  • In Letter, CBC Chairman Criticizes Attorney General for Review of Consent Decrees
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    "As you may recall, we opposed your nomination… It is clear by your recent actions that our opposition was well founded." Read more

  • In Letter, CBC Urges Senators to Oppose Nomination of Judge Gorsuch
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the CBC sent a letter to Senators urging them to oppose the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on the merits, and to oppose any other nomination to the Supreme Court until an independent commission has a chance to investigate Russian interference into the 2016 Presidential Election, as well as any and all ties between President Trump and his Administration and the Kremlin. A copy of the letter is attached. Excerpts from the letter are below. “As Chairman of the Congressional... Read more

  • CBC Launches HBCU Tour #CBCOnTheYard
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), announced that the CBC has launched a tour of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), #CBCOnTheYard. The goal of the tour is to listen, involve, and mobilize students to effect change in their communities and to get their thoughts on the direction of the country and issues that affect their lives. The CBC has already hosted tour events at Morehouse College and Xavier University, and wi... Read more

  • CBC Submits Testimony Opposing Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and CBC Judicial Nomination Working Group Chair Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today submitted testimony, on behalf of the CBC, to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Richmond criticized the Senate Judiciary Committee for not affording a CBC member the opportunity to present testimony in person. The testimony is attached and can be found online here. Richmond said that ... Read more

  • CBC Delivers 130-Page Policy Document, Ranking Member Letters to Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), and members of his executive committee, as well as Assistant Democratic Leader Clyburn, met with President Trump and his advisers to talk about issues affecting the African-American community and why the Administration should follow the CBC’s lead if it’s serious about addressing these issues. In addition to talking about proposed budget cuts, HBCUs, jobs, and other issues, Chairman Richmond hand de... Read more

  • CBC to Meet with President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Wednesday, March 22 at 3 PM, the Chairman of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), and members of his executive committee, will meet with President Trump at the White House to talk about the issues affecting the African-American community, including proposed budget cuts, the ACA repeal and replace bill, education, including HBCUs, criminal justice reform, infrastructure, and economic opportunity for urban and rural communities. During the meeting, the CBC will... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on President Trump’s Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to President Trump’s first budget proposal: “We’ve heard all of this talk from President Trump about African Americans not having anything to lose under his Administration. The truth is that we have a lot to lose and his budget proposal is proof of that. “Although President Trump promised a ‘New Deal for Black America,’ his budget slashes the federal wo... Read more

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