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    This page contains excerpts from government reports, signed by elected officials.

01-CBC8 on Jan 6, 2001

Report: the CBC principles:
Source: Congressional Black Caucus press release
    At the core of the Congressional Black Caucus priorities is its historical fight for civil rights and justice. Among other values, the CBC stresses federal emphasis on the following areas:
  • Equal Justice. The CBC is committed to stopping racial discrimination in all aspects of our lives. We will continue efforts to end immediately the unjust practice of racial profiling, and the racial disparities in sentencing for both drug offenses and death penalty cases.
  • Juvenile Justice. We must work with our children before they come in contact with our criminal justice system. The CBC supports conflict resolution and open communication initiatives that serve as preventive measures to violence. It is also the goal of this Caucus to properly address mandatory sentencing guidelines and racial sentencing disparities.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Question 2: Legally require hiring women & minorities Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Civil Rights
  • Headline: Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice (Score: 1)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-CBC8

Sanford Bishop s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Corrine Brown s1aFlorida Democrat 
G.K. Butterfield s1aNorth Carolina Democrat 
Andre Carson s1aIndiana Democrat 
Julia Carson s1aIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Yvette Clarke s1aNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1aMissouri Democrat 
Eva Clayton s1aNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004) 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1aMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn s1aSouth Carolina Democrat 
John Conyers s1aMichigan Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1aMaryland Democrat 
Artur Davis s1aAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Danny Davis s1aIllinois Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1aMinnesota Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1aPennsylvania Democrat 
Al Green s1aTexas Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s1wFlorida Democrat 
Earl Hilliard s1aAlabama Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1aIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1aTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s1aLouisiana Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1wTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1aOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1aMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Lee s1aCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Cynthia McKinney s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Carrie Meek s1aFlorida Democrat (retired 2002) 
Gregory Meeks s1aNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s1aCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s1aWisconsin Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1aDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Barack Obama s1aIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Major Owens s1aNew York Democrat (until 2007) 
Donald Payne s1aNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Charles Rangel s1aNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Laura Richardson s1aCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1aIllinois Democrat 
Bobby Scott s1aVirginia Democrat 
David Scott s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s1aMississippi Democrat 
Ed Towns s1aNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Maxine Waters s1aCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1aCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mel Watt s1aNorth Carolina Democrat 
Albert Wynn s1aMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 01-CBC8



Independents participating in 01-CBC8

Donna Christensen s1aVirgin Islands - 
Harold Ford s1aNY 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) 
Kendrick Meek s1aFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 48
Republicans: 0
Independents: 3


















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