CBC members made the decision to elect Fudge their leader last Wednesday. She will be responsible for setting an agenda for 43 black U.S. House of Representative members. Currently there are no blacks in the Senate.
“I am humbled by the vote of confidence of my colleagues who have selected me to serve as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 113th Congress,” Fudge said in a statement. “Leadership of the CBC will be shared among all officers selected and I will continue to work hard and serve with dedication, the people who sent me to Congress.”
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