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  • Tri-Caucus Chairs Call for HHS Secretary Becerra to Protect Medicaid Coverage and Access to Health Care During “Unwinding”
    Posted in In the News on March 20, 2023 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus–the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) led more than 60 of their Tri-Caucus colleagues in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to preserve Medicaid coverage and protect access to healthcare during Medicaid “unwinding.” The lawmakers are calling for state and federal action to keep families in America co... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement on Racist Comments by Rep. Gooden
    Posted in In the News on February 24, 2023 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement: "Last night, Rep. Lance Gooden appeared on Fox News and questioned the loyalty of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Judy Chu, indicating that she should be stripped of her security clearance simply because of her Chinese ethnicity. To be clear, a person’s ethnicity is not indictive of their trustworthiness or loyalty to this country and to sug... Read more

  • CBC Statement on President's State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on February 9, 2023 | Preview rr
    Tags: Police Accountability, Police Accountability Working Group

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Steven Horsford, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the President's State of the Union address: “Thank you, President Biden. The family of Tyre Nichols and the CBC asked President Biden to use the State of the Union to speak to the nation and to call for the passage of meaningful public safety and accountability reforms for all communities, and he met the moment. “President Biden elevated Tyre Nichols's story and tap... Read more

  • CBC Endorses Julie Su as the Nation’s Next Secretary of Labor
    Posted in In the News on February 9, 2023 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) formally endorses Julie A. Su to be the nation’s next Secretary of Labor. Currently, Su is Deputy Secretary of Labor for the Department of Labor. CBC Members issued the following statement regarding the endorsement: “Deputy Secretary Su has been an unwavering advocate for workers’ rights since she started her legal career enforcing workplace laws, combatting wage theft, and insuring the health and safety of all workers. Since Deputy Secret... Read more

  • CBC Black History Month Statement
    Posted in In the News on February 1, 2023 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, on the first day of Black History Month, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) issued the following statement on behalf of the 57 Members of the caucus: ”In 2023, we start Black History Month with some great progress. Ketanji Brown Jackson is now the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Maryland has elected their first Black Governor, Wes Moore. And the NFL’s Super Bowl will have two Black quarterbacks for the first ti... Read more

  • CBC Requests Meeting with POTUS
    Posted in In the News on January 29, 2023 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on behalf of the Members of the caucus: "The Congressional Black Caucus takes its role to advocate for the safety and protection of the people in our communities very seriously. "To that end, CBC is requesting a meeting with the President this week to push for negotiations on much needed national reforms to our justice system - specifically, the actions and conduc... Read more

  • CBC Statement on Tyre Nichols
    Posted in In the News on January 27, 2023 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on behalf of the Members of the caucus, offering their deepest sympathies to the family of Tyre Nichols and addressing the Shelby County District Attorney’s decision to charge 5 former Memphis Police Department Officers with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping, and official misconduct and oppression: “Mr. Nichols was a beloved father, friend, a... Read more

  • CBC Convenes Discussion with Landrieu on Infrastructure Law’s Impact on Black Communities
    Posted in In the News on January 25, 2023 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment, and Agriculture, Technology and Infrastructure Development, Economic Development & Wealth Creation, Poverty Reduction & Safety Net Programs

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Steven Horsford, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) announced that the members of the CBC met today with Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States. Landrieu serves as the Infrastructure Coordinator at the White House, coordinating the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) that was signed last year. The CBC requested the meeting to get an update on implementation and ensure that the historic amounts of fu... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS STATEMENT ON THE MASS SHOOTING IN MONTEREY PARK, CA
    Posted in In the News on January 23, 2023 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Steven Horsford (NV-04) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement in response to the Monterey Park, CA mass shooting: “Like many Americans, I was saddened to wake up to the news Sunday morning of another preventable mass shooting in one of our communities. Thoughts and prayers are never enough, but we are thinking of the Monterey Park community, especially the Asian American families impacted by this event... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Chair Steven Horsford’s Statement on the Biden-Harris Administration’s New Border Enforcement Actions
    Posted in In the News on January 9, 2023 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On January 5, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration announced its new border enforcement actions, which effectively expand Title 42 while the Administration’s moratorium on the policy is under judicial review. In a purported effort to improve legal pathways for migration and alleviate the conditions at the Southwestern border, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will now remove up to 30,000 migrants and asylum seekers from Haiti, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela to Mexico ... Read more

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