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75 Dems voted against the CBC budget - with 239 Republicans. What's up with that?
(Special from Crewof42) Members of Congress are accustomed to making $174,000 a year and $476 a day before taxes. That changed for seven days for...
The youngest staff the CBC has ever had, this awe-inspiring group is all under 35 years of age.
Slowly but surely, the economy is improving. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the private sector created 244,000 new jobs in April—and more than 800,000 since the beginning of the year. That’s great news. But this positive job growth has largely bypassed urban communities.
The newly minted Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus has the distinction of being one of the few members within the Caucus to represent a district that is majority White. It’s considered an oddity within a Caucus that can attribute its growth to the explosion of majority-Black Congressional districts under the Voting Rights Act – and it’s typically assumed that all CBC Members represent overwhelmingly African American and urban districts. But, Cleaver’s 5th Congressional district is a bit under 30% Black, which may be a testament to his political skill and acumen in a state like Missouri.
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