The Congressional Black Caucus was given 500K in taxpayer-funded government grants! What the heck is up with these grants that are given out like candy! What makes it even worse is seven foundation leaders paid themselves six-figure salaries!
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation was awarded more than $500,000 in taxpayer-funded government grants since 2010, records show. Seven of its leaders additionally paid themselves six-figure salaries, according to the group’s most recent tax filings.
The CBC Foundation, a nonprofit that is separate from the Congressional Black Caucus, carries a mission of advancing “the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy, and educating the public.”
Despite its separation from the Congressional Black Caucus, a number of members sit on its board of directors. These representatives include Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas), who chairs the group, Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), Hank Johnson (D., Ga.), Emanuel Cleaver (D., Mo.), Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.), Gwen Moore (D., Wis.), Terri Sewell (D., Ala.), and Brenda Lawrence (D., Mich.).
The foundation has been aided by hundreds of thousands in federal funding through government grants and contracts that all came during President Barack Obama’s tenure.
The foundation received its first federal grant in 2010 from the Department of Health and Human Services for $120,000. In 2011, the group pulled in an additional $120,000 in grants. In 2012, $119,774 was given to the foundation. In 2013 and 2014, the foundation received a total of $226,638 from the government. The group was also awarded tens of thousands more in government contracts in addition to the grants, according to data from USASpending.gov.
The last available Form 990 from the foundation shows that $1,014,142 of the foundation’s expenditures went towards salaries with seven employees pulling in more than six figures.
This needs to end NOW!
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