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When I arrived in our nation’s capital 14 years ago, I learned that one quickly becomes well-versed in the Washingtonian dialect of “spin” — a practice that can be defined as presenting facts in the most persuasive light possible. A more nefarious description is propaganda. When debating policy, individuals use the facts necessary to present their argument in the most attractive way. But central to any debate that can bring a meaningful outcome is the presentation of evidence-based facts. Read More
Democrat Emanuel Cleaver II defeated perennial Republican rival Jacob Turk in the 5th District, which includes most of Jackson and the southern part of Clay counties as well as Lafayette, Ray and Saline counties. With 100 percent of results in, Cleaver led with 62 percent to 36 percent for Turk. Read More
Emanuel Cleaver has won re-election to Congress after defeating a familiar Republican foe. Cleaver, a Democrat and former mayor of Kansas City, won his eighth term Tuesday with a win over Jacob Turk. It marked the seventh consecutive general election in which the two men have squared off. Cleaver has won all seven. Read More
Many of fintech’s biggest customers are low-income borrowers and people of color, per research conducted by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) Cleaver discovered fintech companies often don’t disclose what factors they take into account when calculating a new borrower’s interest rate, and even when they do, which factors they choose to use are highly questionable. Some examine social media profiles, for example. Read More
"This fine ship, named after Kansas City, the largest city in Missouri and located euphemistically at the junction of jazz and boulevard of BBQ, will soon transfer into the water with a symbolic gesture of good luck and safe travels...with a bottle broken over the bow. The USS Kansas City, without a doubt, will carry with it many stories and journeys that only a few are privileged to make," Cleaver said. Read More
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Join Congressman Cleaver for the Annual Religiion in the Public Square Lecture, “Meet the Inquest,” sponsored by the St. Paul School of Theology. Wednesday, March 20th.
Like many Americans, I am taking some time today to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King’s life was dedicated to opening American eyes to the horrors of racism and bigotry, while tirelessly working toward his dream of equality and civil rights for all. In our world and in these […]
Friends, This Veterans Day, we honor and recognize the sacrifices of Missouri’s returned soldiers. Our district is home to nearly 50,000 veterans. It is our privilege to call these brave men and women our neighbors, and to support them as they live and thrive in civilian life. Missouri is already making strides to improve the […]
Thank you! Tonight our campaign won an overwhelming victory after sky-high turnout. I’m honored that the people of Missouri’s 5th District have re-elected me to serve another term, and I’m eager to continue my work for you in Congress. Over the course of our campaign, our volunteers poured their hearts and souls into electing Democrats […]
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