COVID-19 Roundups

For Biden, Black Secretaries Trail Black Votes: Jan. 14 Joint Center Roundup

Legislators Call for Trump’s Removal After Capitol Attack Trump Impeached: President Donald Trump becomes the first president to be impeached twice after a final vote of 232-197 (including all House Democrats and 10 House Republicans in favor of impeachment). The article charges Trump with “incitement of insurrection” and states that his rhetoric “encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—lawless action at the Capitol.”…

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Dec. 10 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

Stimulus Talk Sounds Promising While a lack of consensus remains, Members of Congress continue to negotiate for a stimulus package. A bipartisan group of Senators continues to finalize the language of a $908 billion stimulus proposal, while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discuss a $916 billion package. Biden Pushes Masks in the First…

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Nov. 25 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

Due to the holiday weekend, the Joint Center is releasing an abbreviated roundup on COVID-19 and Black communities. We will resume our more robust roundup next week. Biden-Harris Transition Team Presses Ahead President-elect Biden appoints Goff and Thomas-Greenfield for key roles: President elect-Biden has chosen Shuwanza Goff (left) to serve as Deputy Director for Legislative Affairs in the…

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November 18 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

President-elect Joe Biden Appoints Congressman Richmond to Key White House Role Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) has been appointed Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. His appointment gives the CBC and Black communities generally a direct line to top leadership in the Biden White House. While in…

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November 11 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

President-Elect Joe Biden Makes Vow to African Americans; Kamala Harris Makes History Black Vote Carries Biden to Victory: “The African American community stood up again for me,” President-elect Joe Biden declared in his victory speech. “They always have my back, and I’ll have yours.” On Saturday, several major media outlets declared Biden the winner of the presidential election. Vice…

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November 3 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

It’s Election Day! Since 1970, the Joint Center has celebrated and supported the civic engagement of Black communities. If you have not yet voted, visit vote.org to learn more about how to cast your ballot today.  Finger-Pointing Continues Over Delayed Stimulus A stalemate between the White House and House Democrats continues to delay a new round of…

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October 27 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

More Stimulus Unlikely Before Election Last week, despite optimistic tones expressed by the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the prospect of getting a new round of coronavirus relief passed before Election Day was deemed unlikely.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) worked to secure votes for the $500 billion GOP package that…

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