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CBC Agenda: 114th Congress

With the start of each new Congress and under the leadership of its new Chair, the Congressional Black Caucus commits to focusing on a slate of issues that guide its legislative work. During the 114th Congress, the CBC's agenda will continue to advocate for changes to policies that adversely impact African American communities and CBC constituencies with a focus on jobs and justice.

I. Voting Rights Restoration

  • Restoring Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act
  • Ending discriminatory voting practices

II. Criminal Justice Reform

  • Sentencing reform
  • Promoting community centered policing
  • Working to regain the trust between citizens and the police
  • Reducing recidivism and increasing rehabilitation

III. Promoting Economic Growth

  • Reducing poverty and safeguarding social safety net programs

IV. Creating Educational Opportunities and Promoting Educational Equity

  • Ensuring programs are in place for job and career training
  • Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities

V. Ensuring Corporate Workforce Diversity

114th Congress Year in Review