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Mar 27, 2015

Congressman Rangel And Senator Kirk Send Letter To Secretary Kerry For Report On Reunions Of Divided Korean American Families

Issues: Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry to request an update on the progress made on the State Department's efforts to facilitate reunions between Korean Americans and their long lost family members in the DPRK. In 2014, both Congressman Rangel and Senator Kirk introduced H.Con.Res 91 and S. Res 587 in the House and Senate, respectively, which encourage reunions of divided Korean American families.

Mar 26, 2015

Rangel Hosts #RangelRes Healthy Lifestyle Twitter Town Hall

Issues: Healthcare

Washington, D.C.--On March 26, 2015, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, hosted a Twitter chat to discuss how maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help curb and fight preventable illnesses.

Mar 26, 2015

Rangel Issues Report on GOP's Budget Harming New Yorkers

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Charles B. Rangel voted against the Republican “Work Harder for Less” Budget and issued a report on the full extent of the devastating impacts it could have on the people of New York.

Mar 24, 2015

Rangel Statement on Diabetes Alert Day

Issues: Healthcare

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement in recognition of American Diabetes Association Alert Day.

Mar 24, 2015

House Members Join Rangel Letter Urging Sec Kerry to Establish Foreign Affairs Awareness Day

Issues: Foreign Policy

Washington, DC - Today Congressman Charles B. Rangel and his House colleagues sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the creation of a "Foreign Affairs and Development Professionals Awareness Day."

Mar 23, 2015

Rangel Marks Fifth Anniversary of Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Mar 20, 2015

Rangel Celebrates Life of Distinguished Scholar and Kemetaphysician

Issues: Civil Rights

New York, NY--Congressman Charles B. Rangel issued the following statement in commemoration of Dr Yosef Ben-Jochannan's (Dr. Ben) lifetime of scholastic achievement.

Mar 19, 2015

Rangel Introduces Bills to Require Military Draft and Tax in Times Of War

Issues: Foreign Policy

Washington, D.C. – On the 12th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, Congressman Charles B. Rangel introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives two separate bills that would compel everyone in America to share the burden of war. Rangel's Draft Act calls for reinstating the military draft for all males and females from 18-25, and the War Tax Act levies a tax for war funds whenever Congress authorizes a declaration of war or use of military force.

Mar 17, 2015

Rangel Highlights New Report Showing 16.4 Million Uninsured Americans Have Gained Coverage Under ACA

Issues: Healthcare

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Charles B. Rangel highlighted a new report, which shows that 16.4 million uninsured people have gained healthcare coverage since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010.

Mar 13, 2015

Rangel Co-Hosts #FoodFri Twitter Chat with @MomsRising

Issues: Healthcare

New York, NY--On March 13, 2015, Congressman Charles B. Rangel co-hosted #FoodFri, a weekly Twitter chat hosted by that discusses how parents can encourage and teach their children to eat healthy.