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Congresswoman Fudge to chair the Congressional Black Caucus

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WASHINGTON, DC (WOIO) -

The new chair of the Congressional Black Caucus is Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11).

Members of the CBC elected Fudge to serve.

"I am humbled by the vote of confidence of my colleagues who have selected me to serve as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 113th Congress.  Leadership of the CBC will be shared among all officers elected and I will continue to work hard and serve with dedication, the people who sent me to Congress," said Congresswoman Fudge in a statement released Wednesday.

Rep. Tim Ryan issued the following statement on Rep. Marcia Fudge's selection as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus:

"I congratulate my dear friend Rep. Fudge on her unanimous selection as Chair of Congressional Black Caucus. She has been a strong advocate for her district and the people of Ohio, and she is an excellent choice to lead the CBC, which is an important voice for civil rights and fundamental fairness in the legislative process. We have seen, and continue to see, an attack on the very fundamental rights of Americans.  Marsha Fudge is exactly who we need out there pushing back on these disgusting attempts to turn the clock back and suppress the votes of our own citizens.  Serving with Rep. Fudge is an honor, and I'm pleased her leadership and commitment to democratic values is being recognized by her peers with this selection."

Congresswoman Fudge is now serving her third term.  She was elected in a special election in November 2008 after the death of Congresswoman, Stephanie Tubbs Jones.  She was re-elected in the general election that was held that same month and again in 2010.

Fudge also served as Warrensville Heights' first African American female mayor.

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