Press Releases

  • CBC Criticizes Trump Administration Postponement of Obama-Era Regulation Addressing Racial Bias in Special Education
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Labor

    Today, in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Assistant Secretary of Education Johnny Collett, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) criticized the Trump Administration’s two-year-long postponement of an Obama-era regulation addressing racial bias in special education. The regulation was finalized by the Obama Administration on December 12, 2016 and established a standard approach that states must use to assess whether students of color are 1.) disproportionately identified for spe... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on DOJ Decision to Reopen Emmett Till Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the Department of Justice’s decision to reopen the investigation into the death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy who was lynched in Money, Mississippi in 1955. “The men who killed Emmett Till confessed years ago and, if reports are true, the woman whose lie led to Till’s killing recently confessed that she lied. Justice for the Till family has been delayed, but it... Read more

  • CBC Meets With High Level Delegation of Nigerian Senators, Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs & National Security

    Yesterday, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – led by CBC Foreign Affairs and National Security Task Force co-chairs Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA-37) and Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX-33) – met with a high-level delegation of Nigerian Senators and Representatives to discuss Nigeria’s domestic affairs and relations with the United States. “During the discussion, our delegations focused on improving the relationship between our two countries and expanding business opportunities,” ... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judicial Nominations

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court. “Plain and simple, courts matter, especially the Supreme Court – the highest court in the land. But for the Supreme Court, African Americans wouldn’t be able to attend integrated schools, buy a home previously owned by a white person, or sleep at certain hotels. This is... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Blasts Trump Administration’s Action to Undermine Affirmative Action
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity , Education and Labor

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to the news that the Trump administration is rescinding guidance meant to promote racial diversity in higher education that was originally issued by the Obama administration. “Yet again Donald Trump is showing his insecurity by targeting benign actions taken by the Obama administration to help bring modest positive changes to this country. If Barack Obama ... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on SCOTUS Janus v. AFSCME Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Labor

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that workers who are represented by unions cannot be required to pay union dues. “The Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision is yet another attack on working Americans – the backbone of our country. “Unions give workers the power they need to negotiate higher wages and stronger workp... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Recent Remarks Made by Rep. Waters about the Separation of Immigrant Children from their Parents
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on recent remarks Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA-43) made at a rally in Los Angeles about the separation of young immigrant children from their parents. “Congresswoman Waters has been a champion for justice her entire life so it should not be a surprise to anyone who knows her that she has chosen to stand up and speak out against something as unjust as separa... Read more

  • CBC Statement on the Police Shooting of Antwon Rose
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil and Voting Rights, Police Accountability, Police Accountability Working Group

    Today, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), and the Chair of the CBC Police Accountability Task Force, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12), released the following statements on the police shooting of Antwon Rose, an unarmed African-American teenager who was shot and killed while running away from a Pittsburgh, Pa., police officer. “When will this madness end?” asked CBC Chair Richmond, who wrote an open letter about police account... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on House Republican Passage of the Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Labor, Poverty Reduction & Safety Net Programs

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on House Republicans’ passage of the Farm Bill, which would cut $23 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and result in as many as 40,000 households losing nutrition assistance. The bill also cuts 265,000 children from the free school lunch program. “Although the Republican Party is supposed to be the party of family values, every day they ... Read more

  • CBC Statement on Republican Immigration Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform

    Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – led by CBC Chair Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02) and the CBC Immigration Task Force Chair Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY-09) – released the following statement on two immigration bills that House Republicans are trying to pass this week, the Securing America’s Future Act and the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. “Make no mistake about it, both of these bills – the Securing America’s Future Act and the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act – are e... Read more

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