President Trump (R) has announced that he signed the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act into law, which establishes the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys within the United States Commission on Civil Rights’ Office. The office will be in charge of recommending policies that will improve current government programs.
In response to the passage of the bill, Senator Rubio applauded the President in signing it, arguing that “America is more successful when its citizens have equal access to economic opportunity and prosperity, and this is particularly relevant for young black men.” The Florida lawmaker added that “for too long, our nation has ignored this challenge,” noting that he is “grateful for Representative Frederica Wilson, and her decades-long partnership on these critical issues.”
In addition, Rubio asserted that “now more than ever, it is imperative that we take action to address the racial inequalities that continue to plague our nation,” adding that “as we confront the challenges of the 21st Century, we will need to rely on the talents and contributions of every American.”
Moving forward, he commented that he looks forward to seeing the work the Commission does “to address the racial and economic disparities affecting our communities today.”
The bipartisan effort comes at a crucial time when Republicans and Democrats have been at odds on a number of political issues.