Today, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris hosted the executive leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in the Oval Office to discuss topics of critical importance, including economic empowerment, voting rights, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and how the American Jobs Plan will advance racial equity and redress historic inequities.
The President and the Vice President shared their vision in the American Jobs Plan to make a generational investment in racial justice by expanding job opportunities for people of color; investing in climate justice to mitigate the disproportionate impacts of pollution on Black and brown Americans; eliminating lead pipes to safeguard clean drinking water; building more equitable transportation; delivering affordable housing and mitigating exclusionary zoning policies; and investing in our care economy to ensure caregivers, who are predominantly women of color, receive the benefits and protections they deserve.
The President, the Vice President, and CBC members also discussed the ongoing events in Minneapolis.
The President highlighted his commitment to diversity throughout the appointments and nominations process, including judicial candidates.
This meeting underscores the long-term partnership between President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the CBC on crucial issues, and the Administration’s continued attention to their legislative goals and priorities.