Harris holds first meeting in ceremonial office with CBC members

Harris holds first meeting in ceremonial office with CBC members
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Vice President Harris held her first meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in her ceremonial office this week. 

The caucus tweeted a photo of Harris, an alum of the caucus, seated at a table in the office on Wednesday with Rep. Joyce BeattyJoyce Birdson BeattyDemocrats spar over COVID-19 vaccine strategy Black Caucus backs Biden's pick to head DOJ Civil Rights Division Sole GOP vote on House police reform bill says he 'accidentally pressed the wrong voting button' MORE (D-Ohio), chair of the caucus, along with Reps. Jahana HayesJahana HayesHarris holds first meeting in ceremonial office with CBC members Parents of Sandy Hook victims slam Taylor Greene's appointment to Education Committee GOP has growing Marjorie Taylor Greene problem MORE (D-Conn.), Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesDemocrats vow to go 'bold' — with or without GOP Anger over anti-Asian violence, rhetoric rips through Capitol Democratic majority shrinks, but finds unity MORE (D-N.Y.), Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and Nikema Williams (D-Ga.). 

All of those seated at the table in the photo were wearing masks.


“We are genuinely #livingblackhistory! An intergenerational group of CBC members visited the White House to meet with @VP Harris for her first meeting in the ceremonial office. Our power and our message,” the caucus captioned the photo. 

The caucus, which was founded in 1971, has 58 members in the current Congress, a record high for the group. 

The group is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and recently unveiled an “100 Day Plan” that details the some of its legislative priorities for the first few months of Biden presidency. 

Those priorities include the creation of an internal domestic policy leadership team that Beatty spearhead with other members, as well as passing legislation like the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and the John LewisJohn LewisDemocrats see opportunity as states push new voting rules Lobbying world Patagonia to donate million to Georgia voting rights groups MORE Voting Rights Advancement Act.