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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI


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Dec 20, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) advocated for the inclusion of language in the end-of-year Continuing Resolution – H.R. 2028 - and is pleased to announce that the language was included in the final bill. H.R. 2028 was passed by the U.S. House earlier this month by a vote of 326-96. This added language will help further the redevelopment of the old Bannister Complex.

Dec 8, 2016

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2016 Water Resources Development Act bill, S.612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act.  This bill authorizes water resources development projects to be carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and also authorizes funding to address the Flint water crisis.

Apr 22, 2016

Yesterday, I, along with my colleague Congressman Cedric L. Richmond of Louisiana introduced House Resolution 696. This resolution honors the heritage of jazz in the United States, acknowledging the seeds of jazz and its evolution into a signature American sound.

As you know, Kansas City, Missouri, is known as the place where musical geniuses, such as Charles “Yard Bird” Parker, Count Basie, Mary Lou Williams and countless others, lived and perfected their style of jazz in the historic 18th and Vine District.

Apr 21, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II is pleased to announce the introduction of House Resolution 696 honoring the heritage of jazz in the United States. Congressman Cleaver, along with Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (LA-02), introduced the resolution in the House of Representatives this afternoon, which acknowledges the seeds of jazz and its evolution into a signature American sound.

Apr 11, 2016

Annabelle Cash of Blue Springs High School Student wins top award for art entry

Annabelle Cash, winner of this year's Congressional Art Competition, with Congressman and Mrs. Cleaver

Apr 4, 2016

Each Spring, 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 the 5th Congressional District have submitted over 200 art entries in the competition entitled, “A Voyage of Artistic Discovery”.

“I am eager to recognize and showcase the artistic talent of high school students in my Congressional District and across the country,” said Congressman Emanuel Cleaver.