Congresswoman Plaskett (VI), a member of the House Ways and Means, Budget and Agriculture Committees, released the following statement on the launch of the Congressional Caucus on Black Innovation (CCBI):
“On April 26th, Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15) and I successfully launched the Congressional Caucus on Black Innovation (CCBI). The launch events included a press conference, a lunch briefing and a reception, which were widely attended by a range of companies and individuals in the technology, innovation and creative space.
“I am happy to welcome additional members to CCBI, including Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-6), Congressman Richard Neal (MA-1), Congressman Andre Carson (IN-7), and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-5).
“My fellow members of CCBI and I look forward to engaging with private sector investors, industry leaders and academic experts to discuss solutions and leverage congressional resources to provide the programmatic, regulatory and funding support necessary to advance Black wealth creation in the technological age.”