On Thursday, January 3, 2019, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) hosted the Ceremonial Swearing-In honoring the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) of the 116th Congress at the Warner Theatre. The joyous and monumental occasion celebrated current and newly-elected CBC members, including Congresswoman Lauren A. Underwood, a 2006 CBCF intern for then-senator Barack Obama.
Known as the “Conscience of the Congress,” the Congressional Black Caucus stands strong at a record 55 members! CBC members hail from every region of the country and represent 82 million people, including more than 17 million African Americans in 28 states and U.S. territories.
Throughout the event, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House; Rep. Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader; Rep. James Clyburn, Majority Whip, and a host of other notable guest offered remarks to commemorate the occasion.