The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation regularly publishes special reports addressing key public policy issues affecting the global black community including economic independence, public health, education and leadership. Signature publications include “Breaking Barriers 2”, an in-depth look at African-American students and the public education system, and “Understanding Health Reform: A Community Guide for African Americans”.
In addition to CBCF’s signature in-depth reports, CBCF Research and Policy publications include analysis briefings, articles, backgrounders, published opinions and arguments by CBCF fellows and experts.
The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) was signed into law in December 2015 by President Barack Obama. The bill provides $305 billion over five years (2016 – 2020) for transportation and infrastructure projects in the United States.
Transportation in the United States has historically favored middle-class and affluent neighborhoods at the expense of disadvantaged communities, resulting in skewed patterns of infrastructure development in metropolitan areas across the country.