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  • 2nd Lt. Richard Collins, III – Rep. Al Green – NMAAHC
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), made public his request that the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI dedicate more resources to investigating hate crimes and prosecuting these crimes to the “fullest extent of the law.” In a letter to agency leaders, the CBC cited data from the Southern Poverty Law Center showing nearly 1,100 hate-related incidents across the nation during the 34 days af... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Acquittal of the Officer Who Killed Philando Castile
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), released the following statement on the acquittal of the officer who killed Philando Castile: “This verdict tells African Americans across the country that they can be killed by police officers with impunity, even when they are following the law, and that it is reasonable for any person interacting with an African American in any way to fear for his or her life. “This verdict also tells African America... Read more

  • CBC Again Urges Trump to Learn from its “Moral and Responsible” Alternative Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) again urged President Trump to learn from its “moral and responsible” FY18 alternative budget released in March. Unlike the budget that President Trump released today, the CBC budget protects social safety net programs like Medicaid, SNAP, and Pell Grants and provides other pathways out of poverty. The CBC budget also makes the tax code fairer. Details about the CBC budget can be found here. From Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Chair ... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Strike Down Two NC Congressional Districts
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down two North Carolina congressional districts. In a 5 – 3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the congressional districts were unconstitutional because the Republican-led General Assembly in North Carolina relied too much on race in drawing them. “When the Supreme Court gutted the heart of the Voting Right... Read more

  • CBC Urges Private Sector to "Do Better" on Diversity
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – led by Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), and Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) – sent a letter to the private sector urging them to “do better” when it comes to board, C-suite, government affairs, trade association, and supplier diversity. The letter was sent to board chairs and CEOs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, Investment Company Institute, and the Organization for International Inv... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Sessions Guidance to Federal Prosecutors
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), issued the following statement on guidance issued yesterday by Attorney General Sessions that orders federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest charges and sentences for crime suspects, including those suspected of non-violent, low-level drug offenses. “Our biggest concerns about Attorney General Sessions are becoming reality. Yesterday’s action doubles down on a policy that we know was ineffective a... Read more

  • Statement from CBC Chairman & Top Judiciary Democrat on White House Voter Fraud Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), and the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), released the following statement on President Trump’s creation of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity to investigate voter fraud. Vice President Mike Pence will be the chair of the commission and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be the vice chair. “President Trump says this commi... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Death of Former Joint Center President Eddie N. Williams
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the death of Eddie N. Williams, the former president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies from 1972-2004. “The CBC mourns the loss of Eddie N. Williams, a trailblazer for Black policymakers and experts. Because Mr. Williams dedicated his life to building organizations that served Black elected officials, these officials and others were able to ... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s firing of FBI Director James Comey: "The out-of-the-blue ouster of FBI Director James Comey is more proof that we need an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate any and all ties between the Trump Administration and Russia. “When the Attorney General, who supposedly recused himself from the Russia investigation after it was r... Read more

  • Joint Statement from CBC Chairman, Top Judiciary Democrat on Trump Attempt to Walk Back HBCU Comments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), and the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s attempt to walk back his recent comments on HBCUs. On Friday, while signing a $1.1 trillion omnibus bill, President Trump questioned the constitutionality of HBCU funding. “Based on President Trump’s record on HBCUs, we think it’s safe to s... Read more

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