Press Releases

May 25, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commended the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) for passing H.Res.351, a bipartisan resolution condemning the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. H.Res.351 was introduced by LGBT Caucus founding member and former HFAC Chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) on May 23rd and has 52 bipartisan cosponsors, including HFAC Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) and Ranking Member and LGBT Caucus Member Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16). H.Res.351 passed in committee by a unanimous voice vote.
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May 12, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22), Chair of the LGBT Aging Issues Task Force, and 49 members of the U.S. House of Representatives demanded the Trump Administration reinstate LGBT demographic questions to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP).
May 4, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced the passage of the American Health Care Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Apr 12, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus denounced reports of hundreds gay men being arrested, detained, and tortured in Chechnya, an autonomous, predominantly Muslim subject of Russia. Additional reports indicate that several of the detained individuals have been murdered in custody. On April 10th 2017, Representatives Cicilline and Lowenthal led a bipartisan letter of 50 Members of Congress urging Secretary Tillerson to speak out publicly against these reports and to pressure the Russian government to investigate and stop the violence and arrests.
Mar 23, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus denounced President Donald Trump's appointment of Roger Severino as the head of the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Mar 20, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus denounced Trump Administration’s erasure of LGBT elders from the annual National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP).
Mar 20, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus condemned the recent increase in anti-LGBT attacks across the country, from community centers to the recent attack on a Member of Congress’s Pride flag.
Mar 16, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced opposition to the proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act. The replacement bill, called the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA), would cut off health care access to tens of millions of Americans, including millions of LGBT people.
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Mar 6, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus responded to President Trump’s new executive order suspending the U.S. refugee program and restricting travel from certain countries.
Mar 2, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced today that it is re-launching the Transgender Equality Task Force. This task force was first launched during the 114th Congress, and was the first such task force created by the Caucus. The Transgender Equality Task Force will be chaired by Vice Chair Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA-04).

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