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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI


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May 24, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement after reports that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri will pull out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2018.

May 16, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II joined the Congressional Black Caucus Diversity Task Force in sending a letter to corporate officials highlighting the need for greater diversity in the private sector. In the letter, the Members requested a meeting with the following organizations to discuss the issue: the US Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, the Investment Company Institute, and the Organization for International Investment.

May 4, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement on House passage of The American Health Care Act.

“Republicans in Congress have put the health of millions of people in jeopardy by passing Trumpcare. This was a mistake on all levels and I did not support it. Americans across the country have flooded Congressional offices with phone calls asking them to vote “No” on repealing the Affordable Care Act.”

Apr 21, 2017

These last few weeks, I’ve been spending time in the Fifth Congressional District of Missouri, meeting with constituents, and learning about their concerns. Members of Congress are elected to serve the constituents of their districts, and the first step in meeting that obligation is to listen to the issues impacting their daily lives.

Apr 21, 2017

(Kansas City, MO) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II is pleased to announce that the Kansas City Public Library will share a nearly quarter-million dollar grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This two year grant of, $249,586, will be used to advance the Kansas City Public Library’s digital learning program.

Apr 19, 2017

(Kansas City, MO) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II is pleased to announce Grant Smits of Grain Valley High School as the winner of the 2017 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition. Grant’s painting entitled, “Redwoods“ will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. He will also receive two airline tickets to attend a reception in Washington D.C.

Apr 12, 2017

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II served as honorary host on April 6, 2017, at the 100th Anniversary of the United States entry into WWI at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO.

Apr 12, 2017

(Kansas City, MO) – The 2017 Congressional Art Competition is quickly approaching. Each year, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation in each congressional district. This year, students from Missouri’s 5th Congressional district have submitted 270 art entries in the competition entitled, A Voyage of Artistic Discovery.

Apr 3, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II is pleased to welcome an expected 4,000 people to the National World War I Museum and Memorial for the upcoming April 6, 2017 World War I Centennial Commemoration – one of the largest gatherings of international dignitaries outside of a United Nations meeting in our nation’s history.

Mar 3, 2017

This month is a very special month. During March we celebrate Women’s History Month – a commemoration that has occurred in America since 1987. Throughout this month we honor the historic women who have sacrificed and stood against great odds to make their voices heard.