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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

U.S. Rep. Lawrence, CBC 2nd Vice Chair, Statement on White House-CBC Meeting

April 13, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), 2nd Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, joined the CBC leadership team for a meeting at the White House with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, White House Senior Adviser & Office of Public Engagement Director Cedric Richmond, and White House Legislative Affairs Director Louisa Terrell. They discussed a variety of issues affecting Black Americans, including closing the Black wealth gap, healthcare disparities, criminal justice, reparations, American Rescue Plan, American Jobs Plan, and voting rights.

“I’m grateful to President Joe Biden; our CBC sister, Vice President Kamala Harris; our CBC brother, Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond; and the entire White House team for meeting with our Caucus today. As we work together to build back better, we must tackle the issues facing the Black community, including health and economic disparities, criminal justice, and voting rights,” said 2nd Vice Chair Lawrence. “This pandemic has worsened the inequality for Black Americans, and I’m thankful that President Biden and his Administration are committed to delivering real solutions. We’ve seen that with the American Rescue Plan and the recently unveiled American Jobs Plan. The Congressional Black Caucus will continue to be an unwavering voice for Black Americans, as we have over the last 50 years, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Biden-Harris Administration.”