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Sep 19, 2014

Rangel Commends President's Initiative On Sexual Assault Prevention

Issues: Education, Justice

New York, N.Y. - Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement today after President Barack Obama announced the launch of the "It's On Us" campaign and the prevention of sexual assault on college campuses.

Sep 19, 2014

Rangel: It’s Time for a War Tax and a Reinstated Draft

Everyone in America needs a real stake in any decision to go to war.

Sep 18, 2014

Rangel Demands Minority Inclusion on La Guardia Terminal Expansion Project

In a letter to the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, dated September 17, 2014, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, advocated that New York City follow the lead of other metropolitan municipalities such as Atlanta, New Orleans and Washington, D.C., by increasing the goals for disadvantaged and minority business enterprises (DBE and MBE) on the La Guardia Central Terminal Project.

Sep 17, 2014

Rangel Joins Launch of "VRA for Today" Coalition

Issues: Civil Rights

"Four decades after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, many Americans are once again in danger of being disenfranchised. The Supreme Court decision undermines the voting rights of minorities, immigrants, senior citizens, students, and the disabled."

Sep 17, 2014

Rangel Honors National Heritage Month

Issues: Immigration

Since 1968, America has annually celebrated the National Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the contributions of those whose ancestors came from South and Central America, Mexico, Spain, and the Caribbean.

Sep 16, 2014

Rangel Applauds President Obama's Response To Ebola In West Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Charles B. Rangel issued the following statement after President Obama unveiled his plan to provide assistance to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

Sep 11, 2014

Rangel Statement on Senate GOP Blocking Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Issues: Justice

Washington, DC - Congressman Charles B. Rangel issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked passage of a constitutional amendment to overturn the misguided Citizens United decision by a vote of 54-42:

Sep 11, 2014

Rangel Statement on President's Plan on Dealing with ISIS

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Charles B. Rangel issued the following statement today in response to President Barack Obama's plans regarding the conflict in Syria and dealing with the jihadist group ISIS/ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria/Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant)

Sep 9, 2014

Rangel Honors Corporal Alcántara with Renaming of Inwood Post Office Building

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passes H.R. 4443, honoring serviceman Juan M. Alcántara (Peña), who was killed by an explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) during his second tour in Iraq, on August 6, 2007.

Sep 5, 2014

Rangel Statement on August Jobs Report

New York, NY - Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 142,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. With businesses adding 134,000 jobs, this marks the 54th consecutive month of private sector job growth.

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