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  • Congressional Black Caucus Statement on The Passing of Congressman Donald McEachin
    Posted in In the News on November 29, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    “It is with profound sadness that we join the people of Virginia and the McEachin family in mourning the loss of our dear friend and colleague, the honorable Congressman Donald McEachin. Congressman McEachin was a tireless advocate for the people of Virginia and our nation. He dedicated his life to advancing America’s working families, creating economic opportunities, and promoting environmental justice for all. He leaves an unparalleled legacy of excellence and integrity, and we will honor that... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Endorses House Leadership Candidates and Offers Position on Proposed Democratic Caucus Rule
    Posted in In the News on November 29, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBC50

    Following an extensive candidate forum on Tuesday, November 29, the Congressional Black Caucus released leadership endorsements for the 118th Congress. We appreciate the candidates for sharing their goals and vision for the 118th Congress, and we look forward to working together as we continue to move this nation forward. The Congressional Black Caucus Proudly Endorses: Democratic Leader, Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08)Congressman Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, served as the House... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CHAIR HONORS HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Diversity , #CBC50

    “Speaker Pelosi’s unparalleled legacy of excellence, service, and dedication will be a model of effective leadership for generations to come. As the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives, she has led the House in passing some of the most impactful legislation of our lifetime, including the Affordable Care Act, the American Rescue Plan, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Under her leadership, the Congressional Black Caucus has remained a central part of the decision-... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Biden Executive Action on Marijuana Reform
    Posted in In the News on October 6, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil and Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, #CBC50

    “We applaud President Biden for taking these transformative steps to right the historic injustices of the failed War on Drugs by reforming our approach to marijuana criminalization. Possession of marijuana has upended far too many lives and incarcerated Black people at an alarmingly disproportionate rate for activities that many states no longer prohibit. Criminal records for marijuana possession have also imposed insurmountable barriers to employment, housing, and educational opportunities for ... Read more

  • 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

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