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 BeattyRep. Al Green, Texas state lawmaker arrested outside Capitol during voting rights protest CBC presses Biden to extend eviction moratorium Yellen to brief House Democrats on Tuesday on rental aid MORE (D-Ohio), chair of the caucus, along with Reps. Jahana HayesJahana HayesBipartisan lawmakers highlight COVID-19 impact on mental health, addiction Overnight Health Care: White House acknowledges it will fall short of July 4 vaccine goal | Fauci warns of 'localized surges' in areas with low vaccination rates | Senate Finance leader releases principles for lowering prescription drug prices The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats await Manchin decision on voting rights bill MORE (D-Conn.), Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesThe Memo: Disgraced Cuomo clings to power De Blasio blasts Cuomo over investigation: He should resign or be impeached Entire NY Democratic congressional delegation now calling for Cuomo's resignation 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 barrel toward August voting rights deadline The Memo: Left pins hopes on Nina Turner in Ohio after recent defeats Manchin 'can't imagine' supporting change to filibuster for voting rights MORE Voting Rights Advancement Act.