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Pandemic Relief and the Georgia Elections
December 31, 2020
Fair warning: this isn’t a traditional Christmas-week column.  If we think of clarity as a kind of gift, though, we can be grateful that the effort to pass a much-needed COVID-19 relief bill in the waning days of this Congress makes one thing crystal clear: hurting families and small businesses will be abandoned if Republicans keep control of the U.S. Senate by winning Georgia’s January 5 runoff elections.   ... read more »
The Congressional Black Caucus Statement on The Killing of Walter Wallace, Jr. In Philadelphia
October 29, 2020
This week, 27-year-old Walter Wallace, Jr. was killed by a Philadelphia police officer in front of his home and in front of his mother. His young children are now without a father. ... read more »
Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor
September 23, 2020
A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves. ... read more »
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Our Battle to Protect Democracy’s Greatest Tool: It’s on us to honor the legacy of Representative John Lewis
August 20, 2020
Even in the darkest of times, we can hear our friend and mentor John Lewis: "Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part." ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Focuses on Economic Recovery of African Americans in COVID-19 Crisis
April 2, 2020
The first draft of the COVID-19 Senate stimulus bill focused money to bailout large corporations and the top one percent. But after days of negotiation that included President Trump big footing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the legislation was changed to focus more on the needs of main street Americans. ... read more »
Judiciary Panel Takes First Steps Toward Impeachment Vote
December 13, 2019
The House Judiciary Committee took the first steps Wednesday evening toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges. ... read more »
Auto Loan Delinquencies Climbed to $9 billion in 2018
February 21, 2019
…in April of last year, Congress used the Congressional Review Act to nullify the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) auto finance guidance that held auto lenders responsible for discriminatory lending practices prohibited under the Equal Credit Protection Act. This distorted use of the Congressional Review Act, sometimes known as another CRA, was never intended to overturn long-standing agency practices. ... read more »
Abrams Blasts Trump, McConnell for ‘Power Grab’ After State of the Union Address
February 8, 2019
After patiently waiting in the wings as President Donald Trump used 90 minutes to deliver what was supposed to be a 45-minute State of the Union Address, Abrams provided a scathing Democratic rebuttal to the president’s highly-scripted speech to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 5. ... read more »
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Criminal Justice Bill Passes Senate; House Approval Expected
December 19, 2018
The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation’s war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. ... read more »
Republican Leaders Should Apologize to America
July 19, 2018
Following Rep. Maxine Waters comments, House Speaker Paul Ryan criticizes Waters over her remarks demanding an apology to President Donald Trump. "There is no place for this. She should obviously apologize. That's dangerous for our society, that's dangerous for our democracy." Ryan said, at a news conference for GOP Leaders." In addition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adds "I assure you I will not be intimidated by this group of socialist who apparently prefer open borders." McConnell told reporters. ... read more »
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