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Heroes Act

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Senate rejected the “skinny” Republican coronavirus bill that fails to meet the challenges of this...

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial...

As COVID-19 infection rates soar across the country, Congress is running out of time to take further actions to protect us all. Our government must do more: Lives are at stake.

Black and...

Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 1.8 million jobs in July with the unemployment rate at 10.2...

A national coalition of over 200 transit organizations is demanding at least $32 billion in aid for US transit agencies.

As COVID-19 relief negotiations heat up again in the nation’s...

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared racism as a public health crisis.

Wednesday Governor Whitmer took action to elevate Black voices in state government, signing Executive Order...

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has fought consistently against unconscionable tax breaks for billionaires, like Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who pay lower rates of taxes than regular Americans.

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Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), introduced legislation to require the Federal Reserve to use its existing...

The following open letter was written by Black women leaders in response to the negative narrative surrounding Black women nominees for vice-president:

Black women are many things.

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House leaders introduced legislation to address Trump's use of federal agents as secret police to target peaceful protesters.

The Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and...

Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) joined 190 civil rights organizations, including the National African American Reparations Commission and Human Rights Watch to send a letter to...

Monday the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act (S.2163/H.R. 1636) by a vote of 368-1.

The bill, which was...

Rep Maxine Waters says "Heroes Act" Passage is needed to mitigate COVID-19.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following...

HUD Secretary Ben Carson utilized by Trump to hurt the homeownership chances of African-Americans and other minorities.

Thursday, a coalition of civil rights, affordable housing and...

Maryland Rep. Jaimie Raskin speaking on House floor in support of the "NO BAN Act" and against Trump's Muslim ban.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 233-183 to pass the...

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