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  • Congressional Black Caucus Applauds President Biden's Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan
    Posted in In the News on August 24, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House 46, Education and Labor, Economic Development & Wealth Creation, #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    “The Congressional Black Caucus has remained at the forefront of the fight for student loan forgiveness, regularly meeting with the President and his executive team to ensure this issue remains a priority. The Biden Administration’s Student Loan Debt Plan will provide much-needed relief to Black borrowers. We applaud the elimination of up to $20,000 in debt cancellation for Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 in debt cancellation for most non-Pell borrowers for individuals making up to $125,... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Condemns Roe Reversal
    Posted in In the News on June 24, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBC50

    “The hands of time have once again been turned back. The extreme right-wing Supreme Court majority’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the law of the land for 49 years that gave a woman the right to choose, will have far-reaching and painful consequences. Moreover, in the midst of a Black maternal mortality crisis, restricting access to abortion care will disproportionately endanger the lives of Black Americans,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty. “Let me be very clear: gov... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Historic Bipartisan Gun Control Framework
    Posted in In the News on June 22, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    “This bipartisan legislation is the culmination of strategic efforts and leadership from the Congressional Black Caucus and underscores the historic nature of our efforts to stem the tide of gun violence in our communities. There are many CBC Member-led provisions included and we accept this bipartisan, common-sense legislation to better protect America's children and families, keep our schools safe and reduce the threat of violence across our country. Included in this legislation: $250 million ... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CALLS FOR JANUARY 6th HEARINGS TO BE RECORDED AS THE THOMPSON HEARINGS
    Posted in In the News on June 9, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    “I am calling for the January 6th hearings to be recorded in history as the Thompson Hearings. These hearings are the most consequential congressional hearings since Watergate, and the nation will have a front-row seat to the revelations that led to the January 6th attack on our democracy, the Constitution, and the American people. The world deserves to know the extent of the violence that took place that day, and I look forward to the Committee sharing their findings in these hearings and expla... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON STUDENT LOAN DEBT CRISIS
    Posted in In the News on May 20, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBC50

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on the call for student loan debt cancellation: "The $1.7 trillion student loan debt crisis is a racial and economic justice issue disproportionately impacting Black communities across the nation. We are calling on the Biden Administration to implement broad-based student loan debt cancellation by executive action. We are committed to working w... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Leaked Draft of SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade
    Posted in In the News on May 3, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON LEAKED DRAFT OF SCOTUS DECISION TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on the draft majority opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that eliminates the constitutional right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade: “If, in fact, this opinion is issued, it will fundament... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Patrick Lyoya
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity , #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement regarding the police shooting of Patrick Lyoya, an unarmed Black man: “This horrific fatality reiterates a glaring and systemic issue that continues to plague our nation. Police brutality can not continue to go unchecked. Have we learned nothing from George Floyd, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor, and Duante Wright? No more Black lives should be los... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS REFLECTS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE JANUARY 6th INSURRECTION
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: White House 46, Civil and Voting Rights, #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2022 CONTACT: Remmington F. Belford Remmington.Belford@Mail.House.gov CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS REFLECTS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE JANUARY 6TH INSURRECTION WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and the Congressional Black Caucus released the reflections on the anniversary of the January 6th Insurrection: “We watched in horror as armed insurrectionists laid siege to the seat of our democracy. We feared for our lives ... Read more

  • Democrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states
    Posted in In the News on June 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBC50

    Democrats seek new ways to expand Medicaid in holdout states BY PETER SULLIVAN - 06/20/21 01:00 PM EDT © Greg Nash Congressional Democrats are pushing legislation that would expand Medicaid in states that have so far refused to do so, seeking to fill one of the major remaining holes in the Affordable Care Act. There are currently 12 states where Republicans have refused to accept the expansion of Medicaid eligibility provided under ObamaCare, meaning 2.2 million low-income people are left witho... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus members Commemorate Tulsa Race Massacre centennial
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    POLITICS Congressional Black Caucus members Commemorate Tulsa Race Massacre centennial by The Black Wall Street Times May 18, 2021 House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism member Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks during a hearing on “meeting the challenge of white nationalist terrorism at home and abroad” on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) TULSA, Okla.—Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Hank Johnson (GA-04), Ba... Read more

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