Members of the Congressional Black Caucus Attend Closing Bell Ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and members of the CBC rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

“America’s financial institutions and business community are vital to our country’s continued growth, innovation and economic success,” said CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield.  “We recently marked the 64th consecutive month of private sector job growth and the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.3 percent.  Our country is moving in the right direction, but much work remains to be done.  We will remain steadfast in our efforts until every community, especially the African American community, is able to experience financial success and security for themselves and their families,” he concluded.

The CBC continues to advocate a federal budget proposal that will increase economic opportunities through robust investments in education, infrastructure, affordable housing, domestic manufacturing, small businesses opportunities, and job training programs to ensure no community in America is left behind.