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  • CBC Releases Alternative FY 2018 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released a detailed outline of its alternative budget for FY 2018 that invests in programs and policies that will help African Americans and the rest of the nation achieve the American Dream. In addition to protecting social safety net programs and providing other pathways out of poverty, the CBC budget proposes to make the tax code fairer by closing loopholes for the wealthy, provide universal health care by adding a public option to the Affordable Ca... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on CBO Score of Republican Healthcare Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the Republican healthcare bill: “The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office just confirmed that the Republican healthcare bill will be a disaster for the American people. It will strip 14 million Americans of their health insurance next year and leave 52 million Americans without health insurance by 2026. “The CBO projects ... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Republican Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act: “The Republican repeal bill takes health care from the poorest of the poor and gives tax cuts to the richest of the rich. “The bill will require Americans to pay more for less health care, and strip millions of their insurance, especially the most vulnerable – seniors, working class families, and those... Read more

  • Information Learned at CBC Panel Supports Need for Independent Russia Investigation, Calls for Sessions to Resign
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    A few hours before news about Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) hosted a panel examining the potential constitutional and ethical violations committed by the Trump Administration and their impact on the safety and security of the nation and the American public’s trust in democratic institutions. Information learned from the panel about the Trump Administration’s connections to Russia and the recent reports of Attorney General Sessions making misleading st... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Trump Address to Joint Session of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress. “President Trump says he wants to make America great again, but, as the actions of his Administration and his remarks this evening prove, he only wants to do this for the wealthy and powerful, not African Americans and other marginalized communities. Tax cuts for the highest earners and corporate gi... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Trump HBCU Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 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 executive order on HBCUs. “As a proud graduate of Morehouse College, an HBCU that was established two years after the end of the Civil War, I understand the important role that HBCUs play in the African-American community. The education and experience that students get at HBCUs provide benefits for them that last their whole lives. ... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Pre-buttal to President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), issued a pre-buttal to President Trump’s speech this evening to a joint session of Congress. “Tonight’s speech to a joint session of Congress is President Trump’s first best chance to address all of the hate that has been directed at Black, Jewish, Latino, Muslim, Asian, LGBT and other Americans in the wake of his campaign and presidency. If he doesn’t condemn the hate and threats directed at thes... Read more

  • CBC Urges Trump to Include Support for HBCUs in Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), sent a letter to President Trump urging him to show that he is serious about helping historically black colleges and universities by including substantial funding for Pell Grants, Title III of the Higher Education Act and other policies and programs that help these institutions in his budget to Congress. The letter was sent ahead of President Trump's meeting this afternoon with over 60 HBCU presidents t... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Issues Statement on President Trump’s Comments about Meeting with the CBC
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to President Trump’s comments about meeting with the CBC. “President Trump has been in office for almost a month and the Congressional Black Caucus – which at a historic 49 members is almost a fourth of the House Democratic Caucus and represents millions of African Americans – did not hear from the White House until we introduced ourselves on Twitter after th... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Demands Investigation into Trump Campaign Discussions with Russian Intelligence Officials
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), demanded an “extensive” and “independent” investigation into reports that the Trump campaign had repeated and ongoing discussions with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 presidential election. “The recent reports of repeated and ongoing contact between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence officials are deeply disturbing, especially since they come less than a day after former National... Read more

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