CBC Spouses

Meet the Spouses

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses are comprised of the wives and husbands of the African American members of the United States Congress. The CBC Spouses organization is a component of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc., a nonprofit non-partisan organization committed to public policy, research, education and leadership development. For more than 25 years, the Spouses have worked with donor sponsors to establish educational and training opportunities for high school and college students. The CBC Spouses laid the groundwork for the establishment of the CBCF’s internship and fellowship programs and in 1988, the Spouses established its first education scholarship program. Since then they have awarded more than $9 million in scholarships to deserving students.

For more information about the CBC Spouses contact Muriel Cooper, Senior Manager, Stakeholder Relations and Event Management at 202-263-2800 or mcooper@cbcfinc.org.

Jonathan Buckney-Small

Rep. Stacey Plaskett D-VI

Dianne Cleaver

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver D-05 MO


Rev. William Coleman

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman D-12 NJ

Vivian Creighton Bishop

Rep. Sanford Bishop D-02 GA

Vera Davis

Rep. Danny Davis D-07 IL

Mereda Davis Johnson

Rep. Hank Johnson D-04 GA

Jerry L. Demings

Rep. Val B. Demings D-10 FL

Dr. Sonya Douglass Horsford

Rep. Steven Horsford D-4 NV

Alexandrea “Aly” Eber

Rep. Colin Allred D-37 TX

Conan Harris

Rep. Ayanna Pressley D-07 MA

Milford Hayes

Rep. Jahana Hayes D-05 CT

Paulette Holloway Rush

Rep. Bobby Rush D-01 IL

Dr. Nathaniel Horn

Rep. Robin Kelley D-02 IL

Kennisandra Jeffries

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries D- 08 NY

Dr. London Johnson Thompson

Rep. Bennie Thompson D-02 MS

McArthur Lawrence

Rep. Brenda Lawrence D-14 MI

Delores Lawson

Rep. Al Lawson D-05 FL

Dr. Elwyn Lee

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee D-18 TX

Curtis McBath

Rep. Lucy McBath D-06 GA

Simone-Marie L. Meeks

Rep. Gregory Meeks D-05 NY

Rev. Dr. Clyde W. Oden, Jr.

Rep. Barbara Lee D-13 CA

Melissa Oppenheimer

Rep. Jamaal Bowman D-16 NY

Andrea Rael

Rep. Joe Neguse D-02 CO

Leslie Small

Rep. Nikema Williams D-05 GA

Patrick Ewing Strickland

Rep. Marilyn Strickland D-10 WA

Tonya Veasey

Rep. Mark Veasy D-33 TX

Karmen Walker Brown

Rep. Anthony Brown D-04 MD

Colette Wallace McEachin

Rep. A. Donald McEachin D-04 VA

Ambassador Sidney Williams

Rep. Maxine Waters D-43 CA