“Ralph Northam served in our nation’s military, treated thousands of families as a medical doctor, and had the audacity to ask for Black votes when he wanted to become governor, yet never once mentioned that he thought it was ok to be in black face or dressed as a Klansman.
“While today marks the beginning of Black History Month, we know that Black History is 365 days per year. Our history gave America its first clock, the world its first pacemaker and literally built the walls of the building that the State of the Union will be given in next week.
“Congress has an important role to play in foreign policy across the continent of Africa and I am honored to serve as Chair of this subcommittee. I look forward to continuing our bipartisan work especially in the areas of human rights, democracy, rule of law, and economic development. I am also particularly interested in finding ways to strengthen US-Africa economic relations.
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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat serving on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, introduced a resolution along with the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Eliot L.
WASHINGTON – TODAY, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released the following statement calling on House Republicans to take substantive action against Iowa Congressman Steve King, who this week added to a long history of racist statements by again defending white nationalism and white supremacy during an interview with the New York Times.
“On December 30th, after two years of delay, people across the Democratic Republic of Congo went to the polls to cast their ballots. I congratulate the Congolese people's courage and commitment to holding elections and expressing themselves peacefully.