The ceremonial swearing in of Black members of Congress will be in 9 days at 9 a.m.
CBCF will host a ceremonial swearing-in for the 42 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Rep. Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio will take the gavel as the 23rd Chair of the CBC.
WHEN: January 3, 2013, 9:00 a.m. â€“ 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Congressional Auditorium, Capitol Visitor Center, U.S. Capitol Building.
WHY: The ceremonial swearing-in celebrates and honors the new and re-elected members of CBC. This is a time honored tradition in African-American politics to highlight the service of CBC and the contributions that African Americans and people of color have made to our countryâ€™s
legislative history. For nearly four decades, CBCFâ€™s stellar internship and fellowshipprograms have paired generations of leaders with African-American members of Congress. In addition, the Foundation has initiated programs to engage Americans in public policy and civic engagement on Capitol Hill and beyond.