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  • Caucus on Black Women and Girls Co-Chairs Urge President to Appoint Black Woman to Head NIH
    Posted in Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls on October 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Women

    Washington, DC (October 22, 2021) - Today, the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to nominate a Black woman to succeed Dr. Francis S. Collins as Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH). The NIH Director plays a substantial role in shaping the agency's research, planning, and activities across twenty-seven institutes and centers to combat major health threats like covid-19 and other infectious diseases, includi... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Condemns the House Passage of TrumpCare
    Posted in Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) issued the following statement on the House passage of TrumpCare: “The premature victory lap at White House is the latest illustration that this President and his backslappers in Congress care more about politics than the wellbeing of the constituents they swore to protect. While at the White House, House Republicans and the President celebrated the House vote for TrumpCare – an effective slap in the face to millions of men, women an... Read more

  • Congresswoman Kelly Slams AHCA: “It Will Cost Families More While They Get Less”
    Posted in Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, released this statement following the House vote to strip 24 million Americans of their health insurance: “I’m extremely disappointed that my colleagues worked so hard to strip 24 million Americans – including 1.15 million Illinoisans – of the everyday peace of mind that comes from having health insurance. This bill is an unmitigated disaster and I’m proud to have stood with patients, healthcar... Read more