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  • Statement From CBC Chairman on Trump Firing Bannon
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to fire White House Senior Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor Steve Bannon: "Firing Steve Bannon is not enough because the issue of him working in the White House has never only been about him. It's also been about the racist and discriminatory policies he’s helped draft and implement which hurt African Americans and other communitie... Read more

  • Statement From CBC Chairman on Trump Reiteration of Initial Charlottesville Comments
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond, released the following statement on President Trump’s reiteration of his initial Charlottesville comments this afternoon: “As Maya Angelou said, when people show you who they are, believe them the first time. President Trump’s contradictory statements and claims about wanting to ‘wait for the facts’ amount to one thing: He welcomes the support of white supremacists, which is why he has at least two of them wor... Read more

  • CBC Statement On White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus released the following statement on the white supremacists violence that occurred today in Charlottesville, Va.: “Since the campaign, President Trump has encouraged and emboldened the type of racism and violence we saw today in Charlottesville, Va. This is a president after all who has two white supremacists working for him in the White House – Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller. For these reasons, we weren't surprised President Trump couldn't bri... Read more

  • Statement from CBC Chairman on DOJ Decision to Reverse Position in Voting Case Before the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond, released a statement on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to reverse its position on a Ohio voting case before the Supreme Court that deals with state procedures for removing people from voter rolls. In Ohio, if a resident doesn’t vote for two years, the state sends them a notice of confirmation and then removes them from the rolls if the resident doesn’t respond to the notice and fails t... Read more

  • Statement from CBC Chairman on DOJ Plans to Attack Affirmative Action
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.), issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to attack affirmative action efforts on college and university campuses: “Attorney General Sessions continues to show us again and again who he is and what he is about. “In January of this year, the CBC expressed grave concerns about the nomination of then Senator Sessions to the post of attorney general becau... Read more

  • CBC Calls for Sessions to Resign
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on why a majority of the 49-member caucus recently voted in favor of calling for Attorney General Sessions to resign. The caucus vote was held before Friday’s report strongly suggesting that Attorney General Sessions has once again violated the public’s trust. “Every day the Department of Justice prosecutes people for lying under oath, yet the man who leads the department has lied under oath on more than one occasi... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Lee Amendment to Repeal 2001 AUMF
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement of support for Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s (D-CA-13) historic effort to restore Congress’s role in voting on any new authorization for use of military force (AUMF). Congresswoman Lee’s amendment would repeal the 2001 AUMF 240 days after enactment of the DOD appropriations bill. “Congresswoman Lee’s historic, bipartisan amendment to repeal the 2001 A... Read more

  • Booker, Hirono, Tri-Caucus Chairs Introduce Bicameral Bill to Repeal Trump Voter Suppression Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) along with Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chairwoman Judy Chu (D-CA) today introduced the Anti-Voter Suppression Act, a bicameral bill that would repeal President Trump’s Executive Order establishing an “election integrity” commission to investigate widespread voter fra... Read more

  • CBC, Judiciary to Secretaries of State, Election Officials – Trump Administration Requests Will Likely Lead to Voter Suppression, Privacy Violations
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Judiciary Committee Democrats sent letters to the National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of State Election Directors raising concerns that recent requests of them from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the White House voter fraud commission (Commission) may lead to voter suppression and privacy violations. In letters sent this week to secretaries of state and election officials in all 50 states... Read more

  • CBC Chairman’s Statement on President Trump’s Attack on Journalist Mika Brzezinski
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), released the following statement in response to President Trump’s recent attack on MSNBC journalist Mika Brzezinski. “All 49 members of the CBC have mothers and learned early that women deserve our love and respect. President Trump has not learned this lesson. Time and time again he has made statements that devalue and demean women in the worst possible way. These statements are beneath... Read more

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