Chairman of the Black Caucus says the spending bill will fund priorities, including HBCUs and housing

The Congress Democrats are trying to reach an agreement on a legal framework before Biden heads to Europe this week.

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As the Democratic Alliance seeks to make an agreement on President Joe Biden's public safety plan, Congress of Black Black Caucus Chairperson Joyce Beatty said on Wednesday that most of the party's priorities for black Americans would be included in a major bill.

Beatty, D-Ohio, said at a press conference with caucus members that they had gone to the White House to talk to Biden and senior staff at the White House about talks on Tuesday.

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"Whether it's $ 1.7 or $ 2 trillion, that's a huge investment in our community," he said.

Attorney Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Said the Black caucus was working to increase coverage under Obamacare and make the developed Obamacare market permanent. Kelly said she was also trying to ensure that older people had access to dental care.

Congress could use the money, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., To address the backlog of third-generation public housing and vouchers, which he said were "much needed."

"We're not there yet," he said. "But soon we'll be there, and we'll see a lot of priorities for us there. We'll see a lot of the investment we've been fighting for and working for and moving forward on that list."

Beatty said the growing economic package would include housing subsidies and vouchers, black colleges and universities in history, child care, extended child taxes and care for more adults and Medicaid recipients.

"We will save thousands of lives for black children and children. We will get a child tax bill. We will have child care. We will get more money from HBCUs than we have.

"Whether it's $ 1.7 or $ 2 trillion, that's a huge investment in our community," he said.

Attorney Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Said the Black caucus was working to increase coverage under Obamacare and make the developed Obamacare market permanent. Kelly said she was also trying to ensure that older people had access to dental care.

Congress could use the money, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., To address the backlog of third-generation public housing and vouchers, which he said were "much needed."

"We have not significantly increased the vouchers since Lyndon Johnson," he said. "So this housing issue is important - and important. It is very important."

Congressmen Democrats are trying to reach an agreement on a legal framework before Biden heads to Europe this week for the G-20 summit of rich and developing countries in Rome and the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.