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    This page lists memberships in organizations, for elected officials. Each organization determines its own rules for membership.

01-CBC0 on Jan 6, 2001

Membership Roster: of the Congressional Black Caucus:
Source: Congressional Black Caucus web site
On January 2, 1969, [three newly elected and six previously elected] African-American Members of Congress met as the Democratic Select Committee. On February 2, 1971 the group agreed to be known as the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).

The goals of the CBC are to positively influence the course of events pertinent to African-Americans and others of similar experience and situation, and to achieve greater equity for persons of African descent in the design and content of domestic and international programs and services. The Caucus has not only been at the forefont of issues affecting African-Americans, but has garnered international acclaim for advancing agendas aimed at protecting human rights and civil rights for all people. Today, the Congressional Black Caucus stands 38 members strong.

Upon her election as Chair of the CBC for the 107th Congress, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson expounded: “Whether the issue is popular or unpopular, simple or complex, the CBC has fought for thirty years to protect the fundamentals of democracy. The Caucus is committed to ensuring that the standard of living for minorities in America does not retrogress, but instead rises to meet the expectations of both our ancestors and our children. The Congressional Black Caucus is probably the closest group of legislators on the Hill. We work together almost incessantly, we are friends and, more importantly, a family of freedom fighters. Our diversity makes us stronger, and the expertise of all of our members has helped us be effective beyond our numbers.”


  • Topic: Principles & Values
  • Headline: Member of Congressional Black Caucus

  • 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-CBC0

Sanford Bishop s1mGeorgia Democrat 
Corrine Brown s1mFlorida Democrat 
G.K. Butterfield s1mNorth Carolina Democrat 
Andre Carson s1mIndiana Democrat 
Julia Carson s1mIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Yvette Clarke s1mNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1mMissouri Democrat 
Eva Clayton s1mNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004) 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1mMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn s1mSouth Carolina Democrat 
John Conyers s1mMichigan Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1mMaryland Democrat 
Artur Davis s1mAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Danny Davis s1mIllinois Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1mMinnesota Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1mPennsylvania Democrat 
Al Green s1mTexas Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s1mFlorida Democrat 
Earl Hilliard s1mAlabama Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1mIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1mTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s1mLouisiana Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1cTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1mGeorgia Democrat 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1mOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1mMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Lee s1mCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s1mGeorgia Democrat 
Cynthia McKinney s1mGeorgia Democrat 
Carrie Meek s1mFlorida Democrat (retired 2002) 
Gregory Meeks s1mNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s1mWisconsin Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1mDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Barack Obama s1mIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Major Owens s1mNew York Democrat (until 2007) 
Donald Payne s1mNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Charles Rangel s1mNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Laura Richardson s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1mIllinois Democrat 
Bobby Scott s1mVirginia Democrat 
David Scott s1mGeorgia Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s1mMississippi Democrat 
Ed Towns s1mNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Maxine Waters s1mCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1mCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mel Watt s1mNorth Carolina Democrat 
Albert Wynn s1mMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 01-CBC0



Independents participating in 01-CBC0

Donna Christensen s1mVirgin Islands - 
Harold Ford s1mNY 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) 
Kendrick Meek s1mFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 48
Republicans: 0
Independents: 3


















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