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D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Set to Introduce Bill to Require Federal Agencies to Advertise with Black Press
February 22, 2019
Because of her relentless pursuit, Norton was able to obtain a new Government Accountability Office report that concluded that, of the $5 billion spent on advertising by federal agencies over the past decade, just $50 million went to Black-owned businesses. ... read more »
Congressmembers Alma Adams and Donald McEachin Introduce the ‘African American Burial Grounds Network Act’
February 20, 2019
WASHINGTON – In honor of Black History Month, Representatives Alma S. Adams and A. Donald McEachin introduced the “African American Burial Grounds Network Act.” This legislation would create a voluntary national network of historic African American burial grounds, ... read more »
Congressman Marc Veasey Appointed Assistant Whip for the 116th Congress
February 20, 2019
Congressman Marc Veasey WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Veasey announced that he been appointed to serve as an Assistant Whip for the 116th Congress. “I look forward to serving with Majority Whip Jim Clyburn as an Assistant Whip in the Democratic majority in the 116th Congress,”  ... read more »
Congresswoman Robin Kelly Offers Three Bills to Address Gun Violence
February 19, 2019
Congresswoman Robin Kelly Congresswoman Robin Kelly, vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, introduced three bills to bring commonsense to federal gun policy. ... read more »
Congressman Al Green Will Call for a Third Vote on Impeachment
February 19, 2019
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Al Green released the following statement regarding a third vote on impeachment: “I love my country. However, despite the love I have for my country, ... read more »
Congressmember Gregory W. Meeks Introduce Corporate Diversity Bill
February 19, 2019
Congressman Gregory W. Meeks Washington, D.C. – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Chairman of the Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions Subcommittee, introduced the Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019,  ... read more »
Congressmember John Lewis Denounces National Emergency Declaration
February 19, 2019
Rep. John Lewis / Donald Trump WASHINGTON – Rep. John Lewis denounced the President’s unlawful national emergency declaration, which could divert over $224 million worth of urgently needed Georgia Department of Defense military construction funds critical to the security of our nation and the well-being of men and women in uniform and military families.  ... read more »
Congressmember Eleanor Holmes Norton Denounces President Blocking Back Pay for Federal Contract Workers, Cites Bipartisan Support for Compensation
February 19, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), a leading proponent of back pay for federal contract workers, today decried President Trump’s blocking of back pay for these workers and said she is already seeking other avenues to get them back pay.  ... read more »
Black Caucus Responds To Trump’s National Emergency Declaration
February 15, 2019
Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) WASHINGTON – Today, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), issued the following statement after President Trump declared a national emergency to build his border wall. ... read more »
Black Caucus Statement Condemning GOP Efforts To Remove Member From House Foreign Affairs Committee
February 15, 2019
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar WASHINGTON – Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), released the following statement in support of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) remaining on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  ... read more »
Senators Harris, Booker, Scott Lead Unanimous Passage of Federal Anti-Lynching Legislation
February 14, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) asked for unanimous consent on the Senate floor to pass the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Lynching Act, ... read more »
Rep. Hank Johnson Introduces Bill Requiring US Supreme Court to Follow Code of Ethics
February 12, 2019
Congressman Hank Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) introduced the Supreme Court Ethics Act (H.R. 1057) requiring the Judicial Conference of the United States to create a code of ethical conduct for the Supreme Court of the United States. ... read more »
Congressman Andre Carson to Chair Intelligence Subcommittee on Counterterrorism
February 12, 2019
Congressman Carson courtesy photo WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Carson issued the following statement after he was named the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. ... read more »
WATCH: Rep. Val Demings Speaks Forcefully in Gun Violence Hearing
February 12, 2019
ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, participated in a hearing on HR8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Blasts Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Giveaway to Predatory Payday Loan Sharks
February 12, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee Washington, DC – In response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement that it is reconsidering its 2017 Payday, ... read more »
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