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CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS AND THE BENGHAZI HEARINGS

8 May

The Congressional Progressive Caucus

The Congressional Black Caucus

The Congressional Progressive Caucus was founded in 1991 by Bernie Sanders-the openly socialist then Congressman from Vermont, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the radical Washington DC based “think tank” Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).

Many members were and continue to be linked to DSA and/or the Communist Party USA, IPS or other radical organizations.

From small beginnings the CPC has grown to embrace more than 80 members of Congress and three in the Senate – Roland Burris, Bernie Sanders and Tom Udall (NM).

Benghazi Democrat hearing members
Congressman William Lacy Clay

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A PROGRESSIVE (another word for Communist) A RACIST A CROOK

BACKGROUND:Caucus memberships

Congressional Black Caucus
Congressional Progressive Caucus (Vice-Chair)
International Conservation Caucus

Since his first term, Clay has been a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He currently chairs the House Information Policy Subcommittee. He is also a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Ordinarily, House Democrats who serve on the Financial Services Committee would have to give up their other committee assignments. However, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank of Massachusetts granted him a waiver allowing him to remain on the Oversight Committee.

Clay made headlines in early 2007 when, as a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (co-founded by his father), he objected to the possible inclusion of U.S. Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee, a Caucasian who represents the majority-African American district in Memphis and had made a campaign promise to attempt to become the first white member of the CBC.

Although it is not part of the CBC’s bylaws that members must be black, all members so far have been black. Clay told Cohen “that he could not collaborate with the Congressional Black Caucus for the benefit of his black constituents ‘until your skin turns black.'”

In response to press inquiries, he said, “Mr. Cohen asked for admission, and he got his answer. He’s white and the Caucus is black. It’s time to move on. We have racial policies to pursue and we are pursuing them, as Mr. Cohen has learned. It’s an unwritten rule. It’s understood.” In response to the decision, Cohen stated, “It’s their caucus and they do things their way. You don’t force your way in.”

Clay issued an official statement from his office in reply to Cohen’s complaint: “Quite simply, Rep. Cohen will have to accept what the rest of the country will have to accept — there has been an unofficial Congressional White Caucus for over 200 years, and now it’s our turn to say who can join ‘the club.’ He does not, and cannot, meet the membership criteria, unless he can change his skin color. Primarily, we are concerned with the needs and concerns of the black population, and we will not allow white America to infringe on those objectives.” Some have said that since Cohen represents a district with 60 percent of African American voters, that he has a legitimate interest in helping the goals of the CBC, and the decision should not be solely based on skin color.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington issued a report in June 2007 saying that Clay’s sister Michelle Clay is a registered lobbyist for the Kansas City airport and previously for the city of St. Louis. They reported that in the 2006 election cycle, Michelle Clay’s law office, Clay and Associates, received $51,800 in consulting fees from her brother’s campaign funds, along with an additional $9,963 for reimbursements. In the 2004 election cycle, Michelle Clay’s firm received $52,514 for consulting, and in 2002 Michelle Clay herself was paid $32,00 for campaign management and legal fees. During the 2004 election, Clay’s campaign reimbursed his father more than $6,000 for book purchases.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON CONGRESSMEN CLAY

During Clay’s previous 17 years in the state legislature, he authored Missouri’s Hate Crimes Law which included gender, sexual orientation and sexual identity in the criteria of what constitutes a hate crime.

Clay made it clear that he supports the Employment Nondiscrimination Act which would make it illegal to discriminate against employees of any sexual orientation, notably gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered workers. He also noted that he believes that the 33 states that are allowed to fire employees due to sexual orientation are in the wrong.

Clay has been a consistent critic of the War in Iraq and was among those who voted against the Iraq War Resolution in 2002. Clay’s NPAT also displays disagreement with elements of the War on Drugs. He believes that government reform is necessary to make sure every citizen’s voice is heard. Clay also continues to fight for programs that will improve that status of the poor, including initiatives to allow lower-class people to purchase homes.

Clay is also active in election reform and believes that any electronic voting system must include a paper trail to verify the results.

Clay added his name as cosponsor to a bill calling for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney, House Resolution 333.

He was one of the 31 members in the U.S. House of Representatives who voted not to count the electoral votes from Ohio in the 2004 presidential election.

CONGRESSWOMEN ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON

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MEMBER BLACK CAUCUS
A PROGRESSIVE

((FY))
DELEGATE HOLMES HAS NO VOTING PRIVILEGES ON CONGRESSIONAL BILLS
Voting rights of citizens in the District of Columbia differ from the rights of citizens in each of the 50 U.S. states. The United States Constitution grants each state voting representation in both houses of the United States Congress.

As the U.S. capital, the District of Columbia is a special federal district, not a state, and therefore does not have voting representation in the Congress. The Constitution grants the Congress exclusive jurisdiction over the District in “all cases whatsoever.”

In the United States House of Representatives, the District is represented by a delegate, who is not allowed to vote on the House floor but can vote on procedural matters and in congressional committees. D.C. residents have no representation in the United States Senate. As a result of the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1961, the District is entitled to three electoral votes in the election of the President of the United States.

Norton was elected in 1990 as a Democratic delegate to the House of Representatives, defeating city council member Betty Ann Kane in the primary despite the last-minute revelation that Norton and her husband (both lawyers) had failed to file D.C. income tax returns between 1982 and 1989. As reported in the Washington Post, this issue was resolved when she and her husband paid over $80,000 in back taxes and fines.

In September 2010, the national press criticized Norton after the release of a voice message in which she solicits campaign funds from a lobbyist who represents a project that she oversees. Norton countered that the message was typical of appeals made by all members of Congress and that the call was made from campaign offices not paid for by taxpayers. In March 2012, the public radio series This American Life featured the voice mail message at the start of a program on lobbying titled “Take the Money and Run for Office”

CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
(NOTHING TO DO WITH OVERSIGHT-INTELLIGENCE-DIPLOMACY-MILITARY)

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Post Office, and the District of Columbia
Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Aviation
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

MY QUESTION REGARDING HOLMES IS THIS-WHY IS SHE A SITTING MEMBER ON THE BENGHAZI HEARINGS IF SHE HAS NO VOTING POWERS IN CONGRESS, SHE IS ONLY A DELEGATE FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Congressman Elijah Cummings

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Cummings is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
He served as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 108th United States Congress.

For 16 years, Cummings served in the Maryland House of Delegates. In the Maryland General Assembly, he served as Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland

REALLY DOING HIS JOB
Cummings received praise and a boost in notoriety following the Congressional panel hearings on steroids in March 2005. While investigating the use of steroids in sports, the panel called numerous baseball players to testify, including former single season home run record holder Mark McGwire. After McGwire answered many questions in a vague fashion, Cummings demanded to know if he was “taking the Fifth”, referring to the Fifth Amendment. McGwire responded by saying, “I am here to talk about the future, not about the past.” The exchange came to epitomize the entire inquiry.

Committee assignments

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (Ranking Member)
Subcommittee on Domestic Policy.
Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Post Office, and District of Columbia.
Joint Economic Committee

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Congressman Danny K. Davis

 U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 7th congressional district,

On December 6, 1995, Davis announced his candidacy for the 7th Congressional District,
Davis ran on the progressive Democratic platform popular in the district. He was pro-choice and supported gay rights.

Davis was fully promoted as a Democratic candidate, he also ran as a New Party candidate.
Davis also received the endorsement of the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America (CDSA of which he is a member and had a relationship pre-dating his congressional run.

Party leadership and Caucus membership
Chair of the Congressional Postal Caucus
Regional Whip

Davis is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus
Progressive Caucus
Democratic Socialists of America.

Davis was one of 31 U.S. Representatives who voted against counting the electoral votes from Ohio in the 2004 presidential election

 

LET’S PAY ATTENTION MAYBE MR CUMMINGS WILL ASK THE WHISTLE BLOWERS IF THEY ARE TAKING THE FIFTH

MY QUESTION IS THIS WHY ARE THERE THREE MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ON THE BENGHAZI COMMITTEE–KEEP IN MIND ALL THREE WHISTLE BLOWERS ARE WHITE. HAVE THEY BEEN SELECTED BY THE COMMUNIST DEMOCRAT PARTY TO PROTECT FELLOW BLACK AND THEIR LEADER OBAMA . WILL THEY FALL ON THEIR SWORDS FOR HIM—-WE ALL KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT!

HEADLINE
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Admits Obama’s Blackness Trumps His Failed Record

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