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  • Congressional Black Caucus Celebrates 50 years of Servitude and Outlines Future Progressive Works
    Posted in In the News on July 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congressional Black Caucus Celebrates 50 years of Servitude and Outlines Future Progressive Works Published July 8, 2021 The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) gathered to publicly fortify their legislative priorities as the House enters a district work period. Image of Chair Joyce Beatty (courtesy of the CBC) Wednesday, June 30, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) gathered to publicly fortify their legislative priorities as the House enters into a district work period. U.S. Congresswoman Joyce ... Read more

  • House Passes Bill to Install Sculpture of Thurgood Marshall in Capitol, Replacing Supreme Court Justice Behind Racist Dred Scott Decision
    Posted in In the News on July 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    HOME · NEWS House Passes Bill to Install Sculpture of Thurgood Marshall in Capitol, Replacing Supreme Court Justice Behind Racist Dred Scott Decision THE BILL, IF ENACTED, WOULD REMOVE ALL OTHER IMAGES TIED TO SLAVERY, SEGREGATION, AND SEDITION FROM THE U.S. CAPITOL COMPLEX. PHOTO BY CONSOLIDATED NEWS PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES BY DONNA M. OWENS · JULY 2, 2021 The House of Representatives has passed legislation that, if enacted, would remove images tied to slavery, segregation, and sedition from the... Read more

  • Infrastructure day in the House
    Posted in In the News on July 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    POLITICO POLITICO Huddle A play-by-play preview of the day's congressional news Get the Huddle newsletter EmailSign Up By signing up you agree to receive email newsletters or updates from POLITICO and you agree to our privacy policy and terms of service. You can unsubscribe at any time and you can contact us here. This sign-up form is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Facebook Twitter Print Infrastructure day in the House By NICHOLAS WU 07/01/2021 ... Read more

  • Black Caucus presses Democratic leaders to expedite action on voting rights
    Posted in In the News on June 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    Black Caucus presses Democratic leaders to expedite action on voting rights BY MIKE LILLIS - 06/30/21 08:52 PM EDT 433 569 Share to Facebook © Greg Nash Black Democrats are pressing party leaders and the head of a key committee to hit the gas on legislation designed to combat discrimination at the polls. Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) want to expedite a vote on a nascent proposal, named after the late civil rights icon John Lewis, to update the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act a... Read more

  • House votes to remove statues of Confederate leaders from U.S. Capitol
    Posted in In the News on June 29, 2021 | Preview rr

    Skip to main content Top of Form Bottom of Form Sections Democracy Dies in Darkness Get one year for $40 Sign in Politics House votes to remove statues of Confederate leaders from U.S. Capitol A bust of Chief Justice Roger Taney is displayed in the old Supreme Court chamber in the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) By John Wagner and Eugene Scott June 29, 2021 at 7:28 p.m. EDT 1.7k The House on Tuesday passed legislation to remove statues of Confederate leaders from the U.S. C... Read more

  • Democrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states
    Posted in In the News on June 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBC50

    Democrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states BY PETER SULLIVAN - 06/20/21 01:00 PM EDT © Greg Nash Congressional Democrats are pushing legislation that would expand Medicaid in states that have so far refused to do so, seeking to fill one of the major remaining holes in the Affordable Care Act. There are currently 12 states where Republicans have refused to accept the expansion of Medicaid eligibility provided under ObamaCare, meaning 2.2 million low-income people are left witho... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus on the One Year Commemoration of the Murder of George Floyd
    Posted in In the News on May 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congressional Black Caucus on the One Year Commemoration of the Murder of George Floyd By Sentinel News Service Published May 27, 2021 CBC members offer words of reflection and action after the one-year commemoration of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of convicted law enforcement officer, Derek Chauvin. George Floyd, the man who was killed by police officers in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. Credit: Selfie, no credit Tuesday, May 25, 2021, marks one year since the horrific murder of George... Read more

  • Otto Beatty, Jr. honored by Pelosi, Clyburn and more as 'legendary' advocate
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2021 | Preview rr

    Otto Beatty, Jr. honored by Pelosi, Clyburn and more as 'legendary' advocate by Geoff Redick Friday, May 21st 2021 COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Longtime state representative, civil rights, and racial equality advocate Otto Beatty, Jr. was laid to rest on Friday in a powerful remembrance attended by the Democrat leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco). The husband of Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Columbus) was celebrated as a leader, servant a... Read more

  • Rep. Troy Carter is the Newest Member of Congress
    Posted in In the News on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    Rep. Troy Carter is the Newest Member of Congress NEW ORLEANS LAWMAKER FILLS SEAT FORMERLY HELD BY PRESIDENT BIDEN’S SENIOR ADVISOR, CEDRIC RICHMOND. PHOTO BY CAROLINE BREHMAN/CQ-ROLL CALL, INC VIA GETTY IMAGES BY DONNA M. OWENS · MAY 19, 2021 There’s a new member of Congress, one who adds to the ranks of Black Democratic lawmakers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) presided over the ceremonial swearing-in of Congressman Troy Carter on May 11. Once he took that oath, he was sworn into the Congr... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus members Commemorate Tulsa Race Massacre centennial
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    POLITICS Congressional Black Caucus members Commemorate Tulsa Race Massacre centennial by The Black Wall Street Times May 18, 2021 House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism member Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks during a hearing on “meeting the challenge of white nationalist terrorism at home and abroad” on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) TULSA, Okla.—Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Hank Johnson (GA-04), Ba... Read more

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