Press Releases

  • CBC Chair Karen Bass on Steve King’s Removal From Congressional Committee Assignments
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House 45

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), issued the following statement after Congressman Steve King (R-IA) was removed from his House Committee assignments: “Thanks to pressure from the Congressional Black Caucus and others, Steve King is in a much weaker position to promote his racist agenda. Republicans must now take a hard look in the mirror and firmly decide that they will reject racism in all forms, including standing up to Donald Trump, who ... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement Calling For Republicans To Move Beyond Empty Statements And Take Substantive Action Against Congressman Steve King
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House 45

    WASHINGTON – TODAY, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released the following statement calling on House Republicans to take substantive action against Iowa Congressman Steve King, who this week added to a long history of racist statements by again defending white nationalism and white supremacy during an interview with the New York Times. In response, CBC Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) released the following statement calling on Republicans to go beyond statements and actually reprimand Congressman ... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Responds To Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House 45

    WASHINGTON – This morning, CBC Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) was joined by caucus members Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Chair of the Homeland Security Committee, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), Co-Chair Steering and Policy Committee and Member of the House Committee on Appropriations and Representative Anthony Brown, Member of the House Armed Services Committee, in calling for an end to the shutdown so that workers can again begin to collect their paychecks and critical government services... Read more

  • CBC Chair Calls Oval Office Address a “Cruel and Shameful Political Stunt”
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House 45, Immigration Reform

    Today, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), issued the following response following President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address regarding border security: “As we quickly approach the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history, Donald Trump continues to play political games tonight with the lives of more than 800,000 workers, many of whom will not get a paycheck this week. His address tonight continues a cruel and shameful political stunt all because he w... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on Passage of the First Step Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Criminal Justice Reform

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the passage of the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act, also called the First Step Act. The bill was supported by Chairman Richmond and all of the other members of the CBC. “This legislation is what it says it is: a first step; and while it is an important first step, it is not comprehensive criminal justic... Read more

  • CBC Statement on Department of Education School Safety Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil and Voting Rights, Education and Labor

    Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – led by CBC Chair Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02) and the co-chairs of the CBC Education and Labor Task Force, Congressmembers Danny K. Davis (D-IL-07), Frederica Wilson (D-FL-24) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12) – released the following statement on the school safety report the Department of Education released this morning. “The Trump Administration’s School Safety Commission Report is not only a missed opportunity to ensure every student is both sa... Read more

  • CBC Statement on Russian Attempts to Suppress African American Turnout in the 2016 Election
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil and Voting Rights, #CBCTech2020

    Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – led by Chairman L. Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), and Congressional Black Caucus Diversity Task Force Co-Chairs, Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) and G. K. Butterfield (D-NC-01) – issued the following joint statement in response to a new report prepared for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which reveals Russia targeted African American voters in attempts to suppress the vote in the 2016 election: “During the 2016 presidential election cy... Read more

  • CBC Statement on Russian Attempts to Suppress African American Turnout in the 2016 Election
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity , Technology and Infrastructure Development, #CBCTech2020

    Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – led by Chairman L. Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), and Congressional Black Caucus Diversity Task Force Co-Chairs,Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) and G. K. Butterfield (D-NC-01) – issued the following joint statement in response to a new report prepared for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which reveals Russia targeted African American voters in attempts to suppress the vote in the 2016 election: “During the 2016 presidential election cyc... Read more

  • CBC Chairman Statement on the Passing of the 41st President
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 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 the nation’s 41st president, George H.W. Bush: “President George H.W. Bush was a patriot who dedicated his life to public service – first as a Navy pilot during World War II and then later as the 41st President of the United States. As president, he handled some of the most complicated and controversial world conflicts with grit and grace. “President... Read more

  • For the First Time in History, Two African Americans will Hold Top Leadership Positions in Congress at the Same Time
    Posted in Press Releases on November 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, CBC Member Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08) was elected chair of the Democratic Caucus, and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (D-SC-06) was elected Majority Whip, making it the first time in history that two African Americans will hold top leadership positions in Congress at the same time. In response to these elections, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement: “When the Congressional Black Caucus was ... Read more

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