CBC Calls Out Tech on Lack of Diversity, House Ethics has Questions for Luján and Conyers, and Susan Rice Speaks Out

Fallout from the increasingly unpopular Obamacare repeal continues after an independent report said the measure would leave 22 million more people without health insurance by 2026. A scary thought considering that when America catches a cold, communities of color tend to catch the flu. SCOTUS ended their last day on the bench for the term amidst rumors that Justice Anthony Kennedy may be retiring. See more below about decisions from the end of this term. Newly elected U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu approved a resolution urging the federal government to stay in the Paris climate agreement, bypassing the Trump administration. It’s a cold world. Here’s the hot news:

  • Congressmen Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) under review by the House Ethics Committee.
  • CBC wants Uber and other tech companies to diversify their top ranks.
  • The Beat ventured to NYC to host the cool kids to talk diversity in the nation's capitol. See who joined us below!
  • Michelle Obama heads to the Twin Cities. For what and when? See below and in FOMO.
  • Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) puts a human face on the Senate healthcare bill: hers.
  • Planned Parenthood has an important message for you.
  • Susan Rice says she has many theories.
  • Donni Turner joins the Senate Budget Committee as the Senior Education Policy Advisor. Meet her below.
  • Lynne Patton, Trump family wedding planner, starts at HUD. Seriously.
  • HBCUs may create a league that pays players.
Brenda Arredondo