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  • Congressional Black Caucus Commemorates the 9th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, marks the ninth anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Despite President Trump’s constant attempts to undermine the ACA and strip American with pre-existing conditions of their protections, the CBC remains vigilant in its commitment to helping communities across the nation gain access to quality and affordable care. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), issued the following statement comme... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement On The Release Of Special Counsel Mueller’s Report
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House 45

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), released the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Attorney General William Barr: “Just last week, the House voted overwhelmingly to make the Mueller report public. Now that the report has been submitted to the Attorney General, the full report must be given to Congress and made public for the American people to review,” said Chairwoman Bass. “I want to be hopeful... Read more

  • The Congressional Black Caucus Joins the NAACP and NABJ’s Call for Diversity at CNN
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) joins leading advocacy groups NAACP, NABJ, NNPA, and Color of Change in their calls for an increase in Black representation among CNN’s news leadership. “A newsroom that looks as diverse as America has the ability to raise awareness about issues impacting Black and Brown communities across the nation,” said Chairwoman Bass. “CNN’s lack of Black representation among its leadership positions is truly troubling and must be addressed. It... Read more

  • Black Caucus Statement On President Trump’s FY2020 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Appropriations, and Tax

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement after the White House released its Fiscal Year 2020 budget. “President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2020 is deeply troubling and makes it abundantly clear he isn’t serious about addressing the needs of the African-American community,” said CBC Chair Representative Karen Bass. “This budget strips Americans of their healthcare and makes it harder to move into the middle-class with drastic cuts to housin... Read more

  • The Congressional Black Caucus Opposes The Nomination of Neomi Rao to D.C. Circuit
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judicial Nominations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in a letter to Senate leadership, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) presented its strong opposition to the nomination of Neomi Rao, currently Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget, to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In the letter, the CBC wrote of its concerns that Rao has consistently disparaged minorities, women and members of the LGBTQ community. She has als... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Passage of the House Anti-Hate Resolution Condemning White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus released the following statement on the passage of the House Anti- Hate Resolution, which condemns white supremacy, Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as contrary to the values of the United States. “The Congressional Black Caucus condemns all forms of white supremacy, Anti- Semitism and Islamophobia in the strongest terms possible,” said Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. “What started as an issue that could ha... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Applauds the House For Passing the Lands Package To Fund HBCU Preservation Program
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Labor

    WASHINGTON D.C. – On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, the House passed the Lands Package which includes legislation introduced by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn to reauthorize funding for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) and House Majority Whip Congressman Clyburn, released the following statement in response: “With the help of the Lands Package, HBCUs across the nation wil... Read more

  • Black Caucus Statement Condemning GOP Efforts To Remove Member From House Foreign Affairs Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), released the following statement in support of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) remaining on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The statement criticizes Republican demands for her removal while those same Republicans remain silent as members of their own party, including President Trump, have made racially insensitive, anti-Semitic and or emotionally-charged statements. “There is no place in our soci... Read more

  • Black Caucus Responds To Trump’s National Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), issued the following statement after President Trump declared a national emergency to build his border wall. “This declaration has more to do with the President’s bruised ego than actually doing what is best for America. The author of The Art of The Deal couldn’t make a deal to build a wall. This is a fake solution to a fake crisis and we must stand firm in keeping the nation focused on the real issues impac... Read more

  • Black Caucus Responds To Barr Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus Chair, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate voting to confirm William Barr to serve as Attorney General. “The Department of Justice should be focused on strengthening police accountability, expanding voting rights, and restoring justice for non-violent offenders. Today, I fear, the United States Senate has confirmed someone who will not prioritize any of those issues, each of which disproporti... Read more

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