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  • House Lawmakers Advance Historic Bill To Form Reparations Commission
    Posted in In the News on April 15, 2021 | Preview rr

    House Lawmakers Advance Historic Bill To Form Reparations Commission Democratic Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is the lead sponsor of H.R. 40, a bill that would establish a commission to study reparations for slavery. Chip Somodevilla/Pool/AFP via Getty Images A House committee has voted to move forward with a bill that would establish a commission to develop proposals to help repair the lasting effects of slavery. The vote came nearly three decades after the bill was was first introduced. Fresh... Read more

  • House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations
    Posted in In the News on April 14, 2021 | Preview rr

    House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations A House panel has advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves, approving legislation Wednesday night that would create a commission to study the issue By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press April 14, 2021, 11:38 PM • The Associated Press Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, center, listens as Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tex., right, chair of the Su... WASHINGTON -- A House panel advanced a decades-long effort to pay rep... Read more

  • House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations
    Posted in In the News on April 14, 2021 | Preview rr

    CONGRESS House panel votes to advance bill on slavery reparations Measure is "intended to begin a national conversation about how to confront the brutal mistreatment of African Americans,” chairman says. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, center, listens as Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tex., right, speaks as they attend a markup in the House Judiciary Committee of a bill to create a commission to study and address social disparities in the African American community, on April 14, 2021.J. Scott Applewhite... Read more

  • Remarks by President Biden Before Meeting with Members of the Congressional Black Caucus
    Posted in In the News on April 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    BRIEFING ROOM Remarks by President Biden Before Meeting with Members of the Congressional Black Caucus APRIL 13, 2021 • SPEECHES AND REMARKS Oval Office 2:35 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, look, it’s an honor to be with all of you today, and I — I know it’s been a pretty painful week, you know, with — with the losses we’ve had. You know, a good friend, Alcee Hastings, which I knew a long, long time. And to lose him is losing a piece of the –- I don’t know what — just losing a piece of something.... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years
    Posted in In the News on April 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    © Getty Images Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) shared a selfie on Tuesday celebrating their first visit to the White House in four years. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) shared the selfie on Twitter with the caption “The Congressional Black Caucus Fam’s first visit to the White House in four long years.” Booker is seen in the photo with Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) along with CBC Chair Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Reps. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Frederica Wilson (D-Fl... Read more

  • Marilyn Strickland's first 100 days were nuts
    Posted in In the News on April 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    POLITICO The Recast How race and identity are shaping politics, policy and power. Marilyn Strickland's first 100 days were nuts By BRAKKTON BOOKER 04/09/2021 01:07 PM EDT With help from Rishika Dugyala and Teresa Wiltz POLITICO illustration/AP Images Welcome to our weekly Friday Q&A, “The Sitdown.” Today we chop it up with Democratic Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, whose district includes Lakewood and Olympia, the state capital of Washington. She weighs in on how the Atlanta spa-shootings aff... Read more

  • Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84 after cancer fight
    Posted in In the News on April 6, 2021 | Preview rr

    CONGRESS Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84 after cancer fight The Democratic congressman was Florida’s first Black federal judge and fought for civil rights. Rep. Alcee Hastings speaks during a House committee hearing. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo By NICHOLAS WU 04/06/2021 10:02 AM EDT Updated: 04/06/2021 04:27 PM EDTFlorida Rep. Alcee Hastings has died after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was 84. The Democratic congressman, who was Florida’s first Black federal judge and fough... Read more

  • CBC weighs in on Biden judicial nominees
    Posted in In the News on April 5, 2021 | Preview rr

    Digital Daily CBC weighs in on Biden judicial nominees | Atlanta Daily World CBC weighs in on Biden judicial nominees rtmadminadw April 5, 2021 President Biden recently announced a slate of ten judicial nominees to serve as Federal Circuit and District Court judges and one nominee to serve as a Superior Court Judge for the District of Columbia. If confirmed by the Senate, the selected White House nominees will represent an unprecedented level of diversity, including three Black women, the first... Read more

  • Biden’s Deputy Budget Chief Confirmed as Spending Plan Is Readied
    Posted in In the News on March 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    Politics Biden’s Deputy Budget Chief Confirmed as Spending Plan Is Readied By Erik Wasson March 23, 2021, 3:02 PM EDT Young to lead 2022 budget rollout after Tanden’s withdrawal Lawmakers lobby Biden to promote Young to top OMB job Shalanda Young Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share Tweet Post Email President Joe Biden’s pick for deputy budget director, Shalanda Young, was confirmed by the Senate on an 63 to 37 vote Tuesday, setting the stage for the administration ... Read more

  • Senate confirms Marcia Fudge as HUD secretary
    Posted in In the News on March 12, 2021 | Preview rr

    Senate confirms Marcia Fudge as HUD secretary March 12, 2021 - by Stacy M. Brown US House office of photographyFudge, the former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, received a 66-34 vote in the Senate making her the first woman to serve as HUD secretary since 1979 The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Rep. Marcia Fudge as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The confirmation was met with applause from women’s and other groups. “We applaud the confirmation o... Read more

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