CBC Reflections on Opening Day and the Future

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  • Joyce Beatty
  • Donna Edwards
  • Terri Sewell
  • Rep. Barbara Lee
  • Emanuel Cleaver
  • "Conscience of the Congress"
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson
  • Rep. Donald Payne Jr.
  • Rep. Lacy Clay
  • James Clyburn
  • Cedric Richmond
  • Elijah Cummings
  • Gregory Meeks

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (Missouri): What won't you miss about being the CBC's chairman?

Being the chair of the CBC is a very flattering and fulfilling job. The responsibility and the burdens are enormous because people come to you with every issue from problems with ethics to Capitol Police concerned about discrimination. So, I think I can handle not having some of that. 

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