Today's Date: April 15, 2021
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Joins Pastor Hackett's Protest for Diversity on Chancery Court   •   Florida House Unanimously Passes Gail's Law Rape Kit Tracking Bill by Representative Emily Slosberg   •   Ancestry Appoints Gene Alston to its Board of Directors   •   Period Partner® Donates 30,000+ Products to United Way Central Alberta   •   The Cree Development Corporation announces the completion of the Request for Proposals process for the Feasibility Study for Pha   •   Celebrating 100,000 COVID-19 Doses at Minnesota’s Community Health Centers   •   Rene Whitt Published First Book 'The EXTRAOrdinary Skye' for Down Syndrome Children   •   Core™ Now Available for Free Exclusively on the Epic Games Store   •   Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for the 2021 Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame   •   Dan Rodimer Holding "Wrestle for Your Rights" Saturday, Free WWE-Themed Event for Families in TX-06   •   FIBRA Prologis Launches a US$400 Million Sustainable Line of Credit   •   Feel the Rush and Live the Drama in F1® 2021 – A Next-Gen Experience From Codemasters®   •   Visiting Angels Named a Top Franchise for Women in New Independent Survey   •   PocketSuite Partners With ShearShare to Help Stylists Boost Business   •   CUPE Lays Out Priorities for Budget 2021   •   San Antonio Nonprofit Receives Funding for Affordable Housing Remix   •   Female Founders Develop Unique Internship Program For Diverse Community Of Women Working Toward Tech Degrees   •   Denver to host first-ever Concacaf Nations League Finals in June 2021   •   The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Opens Applications for 2021 Scholarship Program   •   Wrangler® Unveils Global Sustainability Platform: WeCare Wrangler™
Bookmark and Share

Congressman Charles Rangel

 Congressman Rangel issued the following statement prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address:


WASHINGTON - "In his State of the Union Address tonight, I hope the President creates an atmosphere where the Republicans and Democrats are not symbolically sitting together, but in which we all recognize that there is an economic crisis we face as a nation and that we must work closely together in support of sound economic policies. 

Bottom line, we must cooperate to create jobs, while we try to reduce the deficit at the same time. In order to create jobs and compete in the global economy, America has to invest in education, healthcare and infrastructure to stand firmly on the innovative grounds that made our country so great.

When Republicans talk about cutting spending by $100 billion, it would serve our nation well if they were not thinking about healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security -- because these types of programs not only save lives but also save money. 

We also cannot afford to cut spending on education. High school dropouts contribute less than those students who go on to gain professional skills that make them more competitive. Moreover it costs more to incarcerate young offenders than to provide them with a college education.

I also hope that the President reiterates his commitment to bring our troops out of Afghanistan. It is important that these young men and women who put themselves in harm's way receive all the resources they need when they come back home. Far too many return with physical and mental problems. We must do everything to support our soldiers who are fighting for our freedom, and make certain that America is not alone in making the sacrifice -- both in terms of money and lives.

Lastly, the tragic shooting in Arizona taught us again that we must tighten our gun control laws and make sure that we close the loopholes to prevent further preventable violence in our society.

Clearly, there are so many challenges we must overcome as a nation. At the end of the day, we will have a better understanding how Congress can work together in helping the President move our country forward to creating a better future for all Americans."

 

 

 


 


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News