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  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman John Conyers
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    The Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on the passing of founding CBC Member and Former Congressman John Conyers: “The Congressional Black Caucus mourns the loss of one of its founding members, the longest-serving African American in Congress, and the former Dean of the House – Congressman John Conyers. A son of Detroit and champion of civil rights, Mr. Conyers lived a life dedicated to serving the community in which he was raised. He leaves a legacy of more than 5 decades... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    The Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on the passing of House Oversight Committee Chairman and Congressional Black Caucus Member, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings: “We – the nation, the City of Baltimore, the State of Maryland, and the United States Congress - have all suffered a tremendous loss. As a lifelong advocate for justice, equality, and the truth, Elijah Cummings was the true definition of a leader and his commitment to civility and humanity were invaluable in time... Read more

  • Tri-Caucus Celebrates Advances for Students of Color in College Affordability Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Labor

    On Tuesday, Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee introduced the College Affordability Act, which reauthorizes the Higher Education Act. On September 30, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – Congressional Black (CBC) Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chairwoman Judy Chu (CA-27), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) – sent a letter to leadership of both the Senate and House education ... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Congratulates Ethiopian Prime Minister on Nobel Peace Prize
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his relentless pursuit of democratic reforms and regional peacemaking efforts that ultimately led to the end of a standoff with Eritrea. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement on behalf of the CBC: “I would like to congratulate Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. This honor is well deserved for Africa’s youngest lead... Read more

  • Tri-Caucus Chairs Denounce DoD for Predominantly Raiding Military Bases in Tri-Caucus Districts for Border Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform

    Today, Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – which represents over half of the Democratic Caucus and includes the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) – requested the Department of Defense explain in detail the selection process used for canceling military projects in the amount of $3.6 billion to fund a border wall. Secretary of Defense Esper approved the reprogramming of $1.8 billion from over 30 domes... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Responds to Comcast Corp. V. National Association of African American-Owned Media (NAAOM) The Trump-Backed Lawsuit Threatens to Roll Back the Clock on Civil Right Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology and Infrastructure Development

    The Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement in response to Comcast Corp. V. National Association of African American-Owned Media (NAAOM), which is currently pending before the Supreme Court of the United States. “The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is deeply disappointed and concerned by this case because it would upend a seminal civil rights statute passed during Reconstruction to root out all racial discrimination in contracting. Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Supports the Democratic Caucus’ Inquiry to Impeach President Donald Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House 45

    In response to the Democratic Caucus’ announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into the Presidency of Donald J. Trump, the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement: “The Congressional Black Caucus is appalled by the latest allegations against President Trump and officials in his administration. Recent news reports revealed President Trump used the power of his office to solicit interference in the upcoming 2020 election by China and Ukraine. In an unprecedented discovery, t... Read more

  • Tri-Caucus Releases Higher Education Act Reauthorization Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Labor

    Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus –Congressional Black (CBC) Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu (CA-27) – released their Tri-Caucus Higher Education Priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. These Tri-Caucus Priorities identify the best way to address educational inequities for students of color. They include strengthening t... Read more

  • Tri-Caucus Releases Higher Education Act Reauthorization Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education and Labor

    Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus –Congressional Black (CBC) Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu (CA-27) – released their Tri-Caucus Higher Education Priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. These Tri-Caucus Priorities identify the best way to address educational inequities for students of color. They include strengthening t... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Urges Secretary Perdue To Rescind Proposed Rule to Limit SNAP Categorical Eligibility
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Environment, and Agriculture

    This month, the Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in opposition to the Department’s recently published proposed rule to eliminate the use of Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The proposed changes would harm millions of hard-working families who rely on SNAP, including an estimated 500,000 children who would lose direct access to free school meals. The Congressional Black Caucus is... Read more

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