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Taking action to impact our communities.

This year has been off to a busy start. As we started 2023, I took the helm of the Congressional Black Caucus and am now Chair of a historic 58 members of the “conscience of the Congress.” While Republicans struggled to organize their party and have failed to pass any legislation that would benefit Americans, our caucus and House Democrats have been laser-focused on taking action to impact our communities positively.


The CBC has jumped to action in the wake of another sense loss of life at the hands of law enforcement, with the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis. I was honored to host his parents for the President’s State of the Union address, but not before meeting with President Biden and asking him to use the national speech to call for action on meaningful public safety reforms. Along with the parents of Tyre Nichols, several other CBC members invited families of victims and some survivors themselves of similar situations involving law enforcement. We sat down with the families and heard their stories, and together committed to seeing action. And we underscored that none of us were against policing, just against bad policing. We will work together to see public safety reforms that require accountability, transparency, and standards for law enforcement across the country.


As Chair of the CBC, I am also focused on the implementation of the laws we were able to pass in the last Congress. One specific law is the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law, which will pour millions of dollars into our nation’s infrastructure, creating jobs and improving our communities. The CBC met with Mitch Landrieu, whom the President appointed to oversee the implementation of the infrastructure law. We discussed the importance of seeing these investments create jobs in our community and making sure local small businesses can fulfill the many contracts coming out of these massive projects.


Lastly, I wanted to take the opportunity to make sure everyone knows about the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program. I recently hosted FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks at the Henry Levy Gardens senior living community. We highlighted the ACP and its availability to many Nevadans who might not be aware. People in federal housing programs and families with children eligible for free- or reduced-school lunches, who receive SNAP or WIC assistance, supplemental social security income, veterans’ benefits, and other similar programs, are eligible for free or reduced-cost home internet service. I encourage all interested families to visit www.fcc.gov/acp