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  • Congressional Black Caucus Elects Executive Committee Of The 118th Congress
    Posted in In the News on December 1, 2022 | Preview rr

    “It has been the honor of my career to serve as the 9th woman to chair the Congressional Black Caucus. As the 117th Congress draws to a close and I pass the baton to this dynamic group of dedicated leaders, I am confident our power and our message are in capable hands,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty. The Congressional Black Caucus Executive Committee of the 118th Congress Congressman Steven Horsford, Chairman Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, First Vice-Chair Congressman... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement on The Passing of Congressman Donald McEachin
    Posted in In the News on November 29, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    “It is with profound sadness that we join the people of Virginia and the McEachin family in mourning the loss of our dear friend and colleague, the honorable Congressman Donald McEachin. Congressman McEachin was a tireless advocate for the people of Virginia and our nation. He dedicated his life to advancing America’s working families, creating economic opportunities, and promoting environmental justice for all. He leaves an unparalleled legacy of excellence and integrity, and we will honor that... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Endorses House Leadership Candidates and Offers Position on Proposed Democratic Caucus Rule
    Posted in In the News on November 29, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBC50

    Following an extensive candidate forum on Tuesday, November 29, the Congressional Black Caucus released leadership endorsements for the 118th Congress. We appreciate the candidates for sharing their goals and vision for the 118th Congress, and we look forward to working together as we continue to move this nation forward. The Congressional Black Caucus Proudly Endorses: Democratic Leader, Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08)Congressman Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, served as the House... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CHAIR HONORS HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity , #CBC50

    “Speaker Pelosi’s unparalleled legacy of excellence, service, and dedication will be a model of effective leadership for generations to come. As the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives, she has led the House in passing some of the most impactful legislation of our lifetime, including the Affordable Care Act, the American Rescue Plan, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Under her leadership, the Congressional Black Caucus has remained a central part of the decision-... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Biden Executive Action on Marijuana Reform
    Posted in In the News on October 6, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil and Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, #CBC50

    “We applaud President Biden for taking these transformative steps to right the historic injustices of the failed War on Drugs by reforming our approach to marijuana criminalization. Possession of marijuana has upended far too many lives and incarcerated Black people at an alarmingly disproportionate rate for activities that many states no longer prohibit. Criminal records for marijuana possession have also imposed insurmountable barriers to employment, housing, and educational opportunities for ... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Fifth Circuit DACA Decision
    Posted in In the News on October 6, 2022 | Preview rr

    “While many DACA recipients will experience momentarily relief, the urgency of this decision reiterates the need to pass a permanent solution that codifies DACA and protects the lives of DACA recipients. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) joins the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) in calling on a minimum of 10 Senate Republicans to join all Democrats to pass the House-passed bipartisan Dream and Promise Act out of the Senate and send to the President’s desk. We can not let politics get in t... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON PUBLIC SAFETY LEGISLATION
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2022 | Preview rr

    “Today, House Democrats, with the support of the Congressional Black Caucus, passed a comprehensive package to break the cycle of violence in our communities and advance public safety. Throughout this process, we have consulted with external groups and civil rights advocates, and their dedication to public safety has undoubtedly made this a better package. We know that improving our nation’s broken system of policing requires both resources and accountability measures. Thanks to the leadership o... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Applauds President Biden's Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan
    Posted in In the News on August 24, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House 46, Education and Labor, Economic Development & Wealth Creation, #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    “The Congressional Black Caucus has remained at the forefront of the fight for student loan forgiveness, regularly meeting with the President and his executive team to ensure this issue remains a priority. The Biden Administration’s Student Loan Debt Plan will provide much-needed relief to Black borrowers. We applaud the elimination of up to $20,000 in debt cancellation for Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 in debt cancellation for most non-Pell borrowers for individuals making up to $125,... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE ABHORRENT BEHAVIOR DISPLAYED AT SESAME PLACE
    Posted in In the News on July 23, 2022 | Preview rr

    “Sesame Street is one of the nation's highest-rated TV shows that, at one time, more than 95 percent of all American Preschoolers watched. So, naturally, Sesame Place should be where all children can go to have fun and celebrate. Sadly, that has not been the case. Over the past week, we’ve seen multiple glaring examples of racism coming from the park, including the viral video in which two beautiful little Black girls were blatantly rejected by a character they idolized while white children were... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Condemns Roe Reversal
    Posted in In the News on June 24, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBC50

    “The hands of time have once again been turned back. The extreme right-wing Supreme Court majority’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the law of the land for 49 years that gave a woman the right to choose, will have far-reaching and painful consequences. Moreover, in the midst of a Black maternal mortality crisis, restricting access to abortion care will disproportionately endanger the lives of Black Americans,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty. “Let me be very clear: gov... Read more

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