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  • A Look At Lesser-Known Parts Of The COVID Relief Bill, From Farming To Health Care
    Posted in In the News on March 12, 2021 | Preview rr

    A Look At Lesser-Known Parts Of The COVID Relief Bill, From Farming To Health Care47:01 Play March 12, 2021 Stefano Kotsonis Meghna Chakrabarti President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 11. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) The Biden administration's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. We talk about the lesser-known aspects of the plan, from farming to health care. 46:58Mar 9, 2021 Lisa DesJardins, congressio... Read more

  • Senate Confirmation Process Begins for Marcia Fudge and Cecilia Rouse
    Posted in In the News on March 11, 2021 | Preview rr

    HOME · NEWS Senate Confirmation Process Begins for Marcia Fudge and Cecilia Rouse BLACK WOMEN AMONG THOSE NOMINATED FOR CABINET POSITIONS BY PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN BY DONNA OWENS · JANUARY 28, 2021 Two African American women tapped for cabinet roles in the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, are appearing before a Senate committee today (Thursday, January 28) as part of the Senate confirmation process. The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will he... Read more

  • House Passes the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
    Posted in In the News on March 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    HOME · NEWS House Passes the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act THE POLICE REFORM BILL NOW MOVES TO SENATE. COURTESY OF REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE BY DONNA OWENS · MARCH 4, 2021 With family members of the late George Floyd present for the vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping police reform bill on Wednesday night. It’s named for the Black man whose police killing last May in Minneapolis ignited anew national and global protests, demanding change. The George Floyd Justice in P... Read more

  • Black Congressional Leaders Back Shalanda Young As OMB Director After Neera Tanden’s Nomination Withdrawal
    Posted in In the News on March 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    NEWS Home › News Black Congressional Leaders Back Shalanda Young As OMB Director After Neera Tanden’s Nomination Withdrawal Young was nominated as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, but bipartisan supporters want her to lead the office after Nadeen Tanden withdrew her name from consideration earlier this week. Written By Charise Frazier President Joe Biden will need to go back to the drawing board regarding fulfilling the director role for the Office of Management and Budge... Read more

  • HR 1 overhaul would set new holiday and new rules for lobbyists, elections and justices
    Posted in In the News on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    CAMPAIGNS HR 1 overhaul would set new holiday and new rules for lobbyists, elections and justices Sweeping bill will trigger new debate over filibuster in the Senate Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks at a news conference Wednesday with other House Democrats to discuss HR 1, which the chamber later passed 220-210. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call) By Kate Ackley Posted March 3, 2021 at 11:12pm The House approved a sweeping political money, elections, influence and ethics measure Wednesday, but the bill f... Read more

  • CBC 'unequivocally' endorses Shalanda Young for White House budget chief
    Posted in In the News on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    CBC 'unequivocally' endorses Shalanda Young for White House budget chief BY MARTY JOHNSON - 03/03/21 03:58 PM EST VIEW ALL © Greg Nash The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has thrown its weight behind Capitol Hill veteran Shalanda Young to become the new director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), telling the White House in a letter that Young has the group’s unequivocal support. "It is our understanding that Shalanda Young has been thoroughly vetted for the position of Deputy Direct... Read more

  • House Democratic leaders press Biden for their budget chief pick
    Posted in In the News on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    TRANSITION 2021 House Democratic leaders press Biden for their budget chief pick Three Democratic leaders decided to immediately reach out to the White House after learning Neera Tanden's nomination had been pulled. Shalanda Young waits to testify before a Senate Budget Committee hearing. | AP Photo/Patrick Semansky By CAITLIN EMMA and HEATHER CAYGLE 03/03/2021 12:36 PM EST Updated: 03/03/2021 12:45 PM ESTMinutes after Neera Tanden withdrew her bid to become White House budget chief, House Demo... Read more

  • House passes sweeping bill on election, government reforms
    Posted in In the News on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    CONGRESS House passes sweeping bill on election, government reforms The measure would require states to provide same-day voter registration, to allow at least two weeks of early voting and to offer drop boxes for ballots. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses reporters on H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo By SARAH FERRIS 03/03/2021 11:14 PM ESTThe House on Wednesday approved a sweeping package of electio... Read more

  • Black Caucus Joins Pelosi, Hoyer in Pressing Biden to Nominate Shalanda Young for OMB Director
    Posted in In the News on March 2, 2021 | Preview rr

    NEWS Black Caucus Joins Pelosi, Hoyer in Pressing Biden to Nominate Shalanda Young for OMB Director BY KATHERINE FUNG ON 3/3/21 AT 5:06 PM EST Support for longtime congressional aide Shalanda Young to be elevated to director of the Office of Management and Budget is continuing to build among House Democrats. Young is currently nominated for deputy director of the budget office, but now that President Biden's initial pick, Neera Tanden, has bowed out because of an unlikely confirmation, big name... Read more

  • CBC Members meet with Vice President Kamala Harris
    Posted in In the News on March 2, 2021 | Preview rr

    CBC Members meet with Vice President Kamala Harris March 2, 2021 CBC members and Vice President Harris meet to discuss living Black history and the American Rescue Plan. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which includes a historic 58 Members during the 117th Congress, visited the White House to meet with Vice President Harris, who was also previously a Member of the CBC. This meeting was the Vice President’s first meeting in the ceremonial office. The panel of guests included CBC Chair Joyce... Read more

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