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  • CBC Chairman Statement on Trump Plans to End DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the bicameral, bipartisan 49-member Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.), released a statement on President Trump’s plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an immigration program that allows young people who were brought to this country as children through no fault of their own to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. The program was star... Read more

  • CBC Announces Task Forces for 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), announced the co-chairs and issue areas of the CBC’s task forces and working group for the 115th Congress. The 11 task forces and one working group will help streamline and strengthen CBC’s legislative and communications efforts, allowing more members of the 49-member caucus to use their interests and expertise to address issues in the African-American community. This is critically important as th... Read more

  • Statement From CBC Chairman on Trump Firing Bannon
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: #RootOutRacism

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to fire White House Senior Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor Steve Bannon: "Firing Steve Bannon is not enough because the issue of him working in the White House has never only been about him. It's also been about the racist and discriminatory policies he’s helped draft and implement which hurt African Americans and other communitie... Read more

  • Statement From CBC Chairman on Trump Reiteration of Initial Charlottesville Comments
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: #RootOutRacism

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond, released the following statement on President Trump’s reiteration of his initial Charlottesville comments this afternoon: “As Maya Angelou said, when people show you who they are, believe them the first time. President Trump’s contradictory statements and claims about wanting to ‘wait for the facts’ amount to one thing: He welcomes the support of white supremacists, which is why he has at least two of them wor... Read more

  • CBC Statement On White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: #RootOutRacism

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus released the following statement on the white supremacists violence that occurred today in Charlottesville, Va.: “Since the campaign, President Trump has encouraged and emboldened the type of racism and violence we saw today in Charlottesville, Va. This is a president after all who has two white supremacists working for him in the White House – Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller. For these reasons, we weren't surprised President Trump couldn't bri... Read more

  • Statement from CBC Chairman on DOJ Decision to Reverse Position in Voting Case Before the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond, released a statement on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to reverse its position on a Ohio voting case before the Supreme Court that deals with state procedures for removing people from voter rolls. In Ohio, if a resident doesn’t vote for two years, the state sends them a notice of confirmation and then removes them from the rolls if the resident doesn’t respond to the notice and fails t... Read more

  • Statement from CBC Chairman on DOJ Plans to Attack Affirmative Action
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.), issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to attack affirmative action efforts on college and university campuses: “Attorney General Sessions continues to show us again and again who he is and what he is about. “In January of this year, the CBC expressed grave concerns about the nomination of then Senator Sessions to the post of attorney general becau... Read more

  • CBC Announces Intent to File Amicus Brief, Supports Boycott of Southern Legislative Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: #RootOutRacism

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA) and Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), announced the CBC’s intent to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of the forthcoming petition for certiorari in Moore v Bryant. “Since its creation, the Confederate battle emblem has been used as a symbol of white supremacy throughout the United States,” said Richmond. “Every day, African-Americans in Mississippi are forced... Read more

  • CBC Calls for Sessions to Resign
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on why a majority of the 49-member caucus recently voted in favor of calling for Attorney General Sessions to resign. The caucus vote was held before Friday’s report strongly suggesting that Attorney General Sessions has once again violated the public’s trust. “Every day the Department of Justice prosecutes people for lying under oath, yet the man who leads the department has lied under oath on more than one occasi... Read more

  • 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

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