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Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years

Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years
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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) shared a selfie on Tuesday celebrating their first visit to the White House in four years.

Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerPolice reform talks hit familiar stumbling block Almost 20 advocacy groups team up to pressure Congress to pass health care bill for immigrants Biden adds pressure to congressional talks with self-imposed deadlines MORE (D-N.J.) shared the selfie on Twitter with the caption “The Congressional Black Caucus Fam’s first visit to the White House in four long years.”

 

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Booker is seen in the photo with Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockDC statehood bill picks up Senate holdout Georgia senators introduce measure allowing voters to have access to water while waiting Cruz outspending other senators on Facebook ads: report MORE (D-Ga.) along with CBC Chair Rep. Joyce BeattyJoyce Birdson BeattyAdvocates warn against complacency after Chauvin verdict Democrats demand Biden administration reopen probe into Tamir Rice's death DOJ to probe Minneapolis police MORE (D-Ohio), Reps. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Hank JohnsonHenry (Hank) C. JohnsonBottom line Schumer waiting for recommendation on Supreme Court expansion Democrats seek Barrett's recusal from case tied to conservative backers MORE (D-Ga.), Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonBiden offers traditional address in eerie setting Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years Rep. Frederica Wilson shares her famous hat collection with Netflix MORE (D-Fla.), Steven HorsfordSteven Alexander HorsfordLawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years How to fix America's broken unemployment systems MORE (D-Nev.), Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeLawmakers roll out legislation to defend pipelines against cyber threats Victims' relatives hold Capitol Hill meetings to push police reform Democrats debate timing and wisdom of reparations vote MORE (D-Texas) and Brenda LawrenceBrenda Lulenar LawrenceLobbying world Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years Troops defending Capitol sickened by undercooked meat: report MORE (D-Mich.).

The last time the caucus visited the White House was in March 2017, when White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond — who was then in the House and served as chair of the CBC — pressed former President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE to focus on issues that were important to African Americans.

The caucus turned down an invitation to meet with Trump again a few months later, saying that the former president wasn’t acting on the caucus’ priorities.

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Nearly a dozen members of the 57-member caucus were present at the meeting with President BidenJoe BidenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas UN secretary general 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on high rise that housed media outlets Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks MORE, Vice President Harris and Richmond on Tuesday. The goal of the meeting was to push Biden on the caucus’ legislative agenda.

Among the caucus’ priorities are the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which the House passed in the beginning of March but still faces an uphill battle in the Senate, and addressing equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution to communities of color.

Beatty said outside the White House that the meeting was “amazing.”

“We were able to share our thoughts and ideas but we also came because we know there will be challenges,” she said, noting that it’s been a “tough week” for members of the caucus.