FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 6, 2013

A Moment of Silence for the Honorable Nelson Mandela

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) mourns the passing of the Honorable Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa. NBCSL President Joe Armstrong issues the following statement. Read More
On November 4th, Tom Wheeler was sworn in as the new Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). NBCSL President Joe Armstrong (TN) releases the following statement. Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NBCSL Statement on the First Federal Government Shutdown in 17 Years

Offices in the federal government began to shut down for the first time in 17 years at midnight on Monday, October 1, 2013 due to Congressional inaction. All but the… Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 29, 2013

NBCSL Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On Saturday, August 24, 2013 and Wednesday, August 28, 2013, tens of thousands of people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the… Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Recent Blackouts Point To The Need For Broader Policy Action

Recent television station blackouts highlight the need for a broader conversation on consumer choice and fairness, a review of retransmission consent laws, and full technology adoption Read More
Representative Joe Armstrong (TN), President of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), issues the following statement regarding the passing of Former NBCSL President (1994-1999) and Tennessee State Representative,… Read More
On Thursday, July 18, President Barack Obama delivered remarks at the White House discussing updates in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and specific ways… Read More
After weeks of trial and hours of deliberation, a jury in Sanford, Florida found George Zimmerman not guilty in the murder of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. NBCSL President, Joe Armstrong… Read More
On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right for colleges and universities to use race as one of many factors in admission decisions. Read More
On June 25, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision in the case of Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder and struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights… Read More
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