Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) (Courtesy photo)
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Reps. Marcia Fudge, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and John Lewis will join the bipartisan leadership of both houses of Congress in a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The female members of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote a strongly worded letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, railing against "offensive and biased" regulations that would discipline black women in the military for wearing differing, cultural hairstyles.
Fifty years after President Johnson began a war on poverty, too many poor Americans still live "on the outskirts of hope," Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge said on Wednesday, the anniversary of Johnson's declaration.
Members Blast House Republicans for Removing Food Stamp Funding
Calling it irresponsible and short-sighted, members of the Congressional Black Caucus reacted strongly to Congress' passage of the controversial Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, also known as the farm bill.