CBC Chair: Up to Congress to make sure no child goes hungry

Fudge went on to demand her fellow lawmakers echo King's "call to action" by pursuing "the start of a new chapter in the history of this country."

"It is up to us, the Congress of the United States of America, to work together to pass a jobs bill that ensures decent jobs for all of our citizens," Fudge said. "Now it is up to us to ensure that we have a criminal justice system that does not value one life more than another. Now it is up to us to make sure that no child goes hungry to school or to bed."

"In Dr. King's words, we cannot and we must not be satisfied with anything less," she continued. "It is our time to make Dr. King's dream our reality."