Press Releases

  • CBC Chairman Urges Trump to Stop Verbally Abusing Black Women
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    This evening Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s repeated verbal abuse of black women. “This president is an insecure bully and lacks basic respect for others. In recent days, while nursing wounds from a major political rejection this week, he has found a way to say abusive and disrespectful things about the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and three reporters w... Read more

  • CBC Slams DOJ Failure to Protect Voting Rights in the Face of Recent Suppression Efforts In Georgia
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02) slammed the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) failure to protect African Americans’ constitutionally protected right to vote in the face of recent suppression efforts in Georgia and other states where there are competitive statewide elections. In the letter, Chairman Richmond called out Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp who has a history of tar... Read more

  • CBC: We Have Lost A Lot
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Civil and Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Education and Labor, We Have A Lot To Lose, Economic Development & Wealth Creation, Poverty Reduction & Safety Net Programs, Judicial Nominations

    Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released a 3:26 mini documentary explaining what African Americans have lost under the Trump Administration and why it’s important for them to vote in November. From safety and security to healthcare, equality and justice and other issue areas, the mini documentary details how a number of policies and programs implemented by President Trump and his Administration have hurt African Americans and other marginalized communities. We Have Lost A Lot Video “... Read more

  • CBC Criticizes Latest Trump Administration Attack on Low-Income, Immigrants of Color
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs & National Security, Immigration Reform

    Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) criticized the Trump Administration’s latest attack on low-income, immigrants of color. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the CBC wrote that a proposal to restrict green cards for immigrants who are likely to use public assistance programs such as Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Medicare Part D is “impossible to divorce…from the administration’s ongoing attack against immigrants of co... Read more

  • CBC Opposes SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
    Posted in Press Releases on September 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, in a letter to Senate leaders, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) formally expressed its opposition to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. The CBC believes Judge Kavanaugh’s views on voter suppression, police brutality, and unreasonable searches and seizures would be a threat to African Americans’ years-long struggle for equality and justice. In addition, the CBC believes that Judge Kavanaugh’s view that sitting presidents should be a... Read more

  • CBC Statement on Trump's Latest Attack on Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in reaction to the news that the White House unilaterally froze pay increases for federal workers: “With the passing of another day comes another attack on hard-working Americans to please radical elements of the President's base and to help the wealthy. I am furious that the President has decided on his own to further harm hard-working families by rescinding a pay in... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Passing of Senator John McCain
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain (R-AZ): “A war hero, Senator John McCain led with courage and conviction on and off the battlefield. You always knew where he stood, and he stood straight wherever he was standing. “In Congress, where there is more pressure now than ever before to stand on the left or right, Senator McCain often stood in the center—putting patriot... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Trump Tweet about White South African Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House, Russia, and National Security, Foreign Affairs & National Security

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on President Trump’s recent tweet about white South African farmers. “Here is the real story behind President Trump’s tweet: Every time he is caught in a lie or the Mueller investigation gets closer to the truth, he tries to play the race card so he can distract the American people from the fact that his actions and the actions of his fellow Republicans h... Read more

  • CBC Criticizes Randolph County Georgia Board of Election Attempt to Suppress Black Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, in a letter to Randolph County Georgia Board of Elections leaders, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) criticized the County’s proposal to close more than three-quarters of their polling locations, including one that is 97 percent African American. The CBC believes the proposal is an attempt to suppress the African-American vote ahead of a key election, which would be a violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The letter was signed by the CBC Chairman, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (... Read more

  • CBC Statement on the Passing of American Legend Aretha Franklin
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in reaction to the news that Aretha Franklin passed away: “It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of one of the most important figures in American culture, Aretha Franklin. The Congressional Black Caucus sends out its deepest condolences to her family at this incredibly difficult time. We are so thankful that the Lord shared her with us and now that she is ... Read more

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