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  • 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

  • CBC Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – From CBC founding member Shirley Chisholm to the first African-American secretary of state Colin Powell, Caribbean Americans have truly helped make the United States a more perfect union. Consequently, in honor of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) spent the month of June recognizing the contributions of Caribbean Americans to the nation, the unique challenges Caribbean-Americans face under the Trump Administration, and the importance of strong U... Read more

  • CBC Urges Uber, Tech Industry to Address Diversity Deficit in Leadership
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – led by Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA), and Representatives G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) – sent a letter to Uber, calling on the ride-share service company and other technology companies to prioritize diversity when filling senior leadership positions. “When the Congressional Black Caucus Diversity Task Force launched CBC TECH 2020 in May 2015, we cautioned leaders in the tech community that it... Read more

  • 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

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