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  • Top Judiciary Democrat, CBC Chair: Trump's HBCU Statement is Stunningly Careless, Divisive
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    In a signing statement issued on May 5th concerning the omnibus spending bill, Donald Trump indicated he may no longer fund a decades old program that helps finance construction projects for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, asserting they “allocate benefits on the basis of race, ethnicity, and gender,” and that his administration would treat those programs “in a manner consistent with the requirement to afford equal protection of the law under the Due Process Clause of the Constitut... Read more

  • CBC to Trump: Stop Trying to Undermine Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Though a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has now passed the House, it has virtually no chance of passing the Senate in its current form...” WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), sent a letter to President Trump urging him to stop undermining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare.” Since President Trump took office, he has issued an executive order that allows federal agencies to disregard the ACA... Read more

  • CBC Chair, Congresswoman Clarke Urge DHS Secretary Kelly to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Na-tionals
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Cedric Richmond, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) released the following statements on their request that Secretary John Kelly of the Department of Homeland Security extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals who were in the United States prior to November 4, 2016. Haiti was added to the list of TPS-designated countries on January 21, 2010, after an earthquake killed 300,000 people and displaced another 1.5 ... Read more

  • #StayWoke
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released a list of 100 actions taken by President Trump and his Administration during his first 100 days in office. The list, titled “What Did Trump Do?: The First-100-Days, #StayWoke List,” is a special edition of CBC’s “What Did Trump Do?” rapid response documents and includes actions across issues areas such as education, healthcare, and justice. The list is part of the CBC’s effort to listen, involve, and mobilize young leaders during ... Read more

  • After White House Questions TRIO Effectiveness, CBC Urges Support for It, Other Programs Supporting HBCU Students
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Trump, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), today, urged robust funding for TRIO and other programs that support HBCU students. During a meeting with President Trump and White House advisers, the White House raised concerns about TRIO’s effectiveness and said they would reconsider proposed cuts to the program if the CBC could provide data demonstrating its effectiveness. Excerpt from the Letter “…in our meeting, your staff raised concerns about the effectiv... Read more

  • Statement from CBC Chairman on Irresponsible Health Care and Tax Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement in response to Congressional Republicans’ amended health care proposal and President Trump’s new tax proposal: Health Care Proposal “The Republican health care proposal is a $600 billion tax cut for insurance company executives that would take coverage away from millions of Americans. In addition, the proposal would eliminate essential benefits for Ame... Read more

  • On Anniversary of Flint Water Switch, CBC Tells President: Residents Still Don’t Have Access to Clean Drinking Water
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, on the three-year anniversary of the water switch that resulted in a lead contamination in Flint, Mich., the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) sent a letter to President Trump questioning the Administration’s commitment to the area in light of proposed budget cuts to EPA and other agencies. Although the water in the majority African-American city continues to improve and federal agencies have invested millions of dollars in resources in the area, residents still have to use filters and man... Read more

  • In Letter, CBC Chairman Criticizes Attorney General for Review of Consent Decrees
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    "As you may recall, we opposed your nomination… It is clear by your recent actions that our opposition was well founded." Read more

  • In Letter, CBC Urges Senators to Oppose Nomination of Judge Gorsuch
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the CBC sent a letter to Senators urging them to oppose the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on the merits, and to oppose any other nomination to the Supreme Court until an independent commission has a chance to investigate Russian interference into the 2016 Presidential Election, as well as any and all ties between President Trump and his Administration and the Kremlin. A copy of the letter is attached. Excerpts from the letter are below. “As Chairman of the Congressional... Read more

  • CBC Launches HBCU Tour #CBCOnTheYard
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), announced that the CBC has launched a tour of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), #CBCOnTheYard. The goal of the tour is to listen, involve, and mobilize students to effect change in their communities and to get their thoughts on the direction of the country and issues that affect their lives. The CBC has already hosted tour events at Morehouse College and Xavier University, and wi... Read more

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