115th U.S. Congress Contains 50 Black Reps., a Record


115th U.S. Congress Contains 50 Black Reps., a Record

While the election of Donald J. Trump has cast a cloud over the Nov. 8 elections, Blacks can celebrate the 50 Black members of the U.S. Congress, the highest number in history. When the 115th session of the U.S. Congress convenes on Jan. 3, 2017, there will be 47 Blacks in the U.S. House of Representatives and three in the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is looking forward to the increased numbers of Black legislators. “We look forward to continuing our work as the ‘Conscience of the Congress’ to empower …

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