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WATCH: Reps. Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Omar, Respond to President Trump’s Racist Tweets
July 16, 2019
A day after a tweet by President Donald Trump called on “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” to “go back” to their “broken and crime infested” countries, the four representatives who are believed to be the target of his attack are speaking out. ... read more »
WATCH: Taraji P. Henson on Mental Health before the Congressional Black Caucus
June 12, 2019
Taraji P. Henson opening statement before the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health: “We, in the African American community, we don’t deal with mental health issues. ... read more / watch video »
Rep. Bass, Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Host 100+ Foster Youth For 8th Annual Shadow Day
June 5, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) hosted more than 100 current and former foster youth from across the country as part of the 8th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day in Washington, ... read more »
WATCH: Congressmember Lucy McBath Introduces Bipartisan Amendment to Establish a National Child Abuse Hotline
May 22, 2019
Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)has  introduced a bipartisan amendment to H.R. 2480, the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Stronger CAPTA) to establish a national hotline to prevent child abuse and neglect. ... read more / watch video »
Rep. Karen Bass and Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Assist With Transition In Child Welfare Funding
May 15, 2019
  WASHINGTON –  Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, along with colleagues in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, ... read more »
Congressman Gregory W. Meeks Reintroduces Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act
May 15, 2019
Washington, DC – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05) reintroduced the Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act. In recent years, mass shootings have prompted many companies to sever ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA). ... read more »
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Introduce the Promoting Re-entry through Education in Prisons Act
May 15, 2019
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) and Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (PA-04) introduced the Promoting Reentry through Education in Prisons (PREP) Act.   ... read more »
Congressmember Bobby Scott and other Members Reintroduce Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to Protect Pregnant Workers From Workplace Discrimination
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), John Katko (R-NY), Lucy McBath (D-GA), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and Bobby Scott (D-VA) reintroduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters Leads Delegation to Haiti; Finds Both Inspiration and Evidence of Violence
May 15, 2019
WASHINGTON –Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) led a delegation to Haiti, which included actor, director and activist Danny Glover; journalist Margaret Prescod of Sojourner Truth Radio in Los Angeles; ... read more »
How Strong is Our Economy?
May 9, 2019
“How strong is our economy? It is undoubtedly stronger than it was a year ago, but it's not as strong as some claim that it is. Labor market weaknesses and inequality are of particular concern to African Americans. Companies are hiring, but they aren't hiring enough African Americans to close the unemployment rate gap.” ... read more »
Kamala Harris, Colleagues Request Public Update On Status of National Security Agency Phone Records Surveillance Program
May 7, 2019
Courtesy Photo WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee,  joined five of her committee colleagues to request the National Security Agency (NSA) provide a public update on the status of the NSA’s phone records surveillance program. ... read more »
Congressmember Lauren Underwood Slams the Trump Administration’s Continued Assault on Americans’ Health Care
May 7, 2019
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) WASHINGTON –  Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) responded to the Department of Justice’s newly filed brief in Texas v. United States, in which the Administration asks the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down protections for people with pre-existing conditions along with every protection and benefit of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ... read more »
Elijah Cummings and John Katko Shaheen Issue Bipartisan Statement Urging Trump Administration to Move Forward with Tubman on the $20
May 7, 2019
Washington, DC – Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Representative John Katko (R-NY), and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the authors of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019, ... read more »
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