Charles B. Rangel

Charles Bernard Rangel is an American politician who was a U.S. representative for districts in New York City from 1971 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the second-longest serving incumbent member of the House of Representatives at the time of his retirement, serving continuously since 1971. As its most senior member, he was also the Dean of New York's congressional delegation. Rangel was the first African American Chair of the influential House Ways and Means Committee. Wikipedia*

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Charles B. Rangel has 1,045 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 House Proceeding as a Democratic Representative for New York's 16th district. The year with the most videos was 2011 with 56 videos as a Democratic Representative for New York's 15th district. Most appearances with Nancy Pelosi (32), Steny Hoyer (29), Dick Gephardt (20). Most common tags: African Americans, Tax Policy, Federal Budget.

Appearances by Title:Congressional Black Caucus Chair (Former), The Republican Party of New York

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U.S. Representative, D-NY 13th January 3, 2013 - January 3, 2017 Videos: 106 U.S. Representative, D-NY 15th January 5, 1993 - January 3, 2013 Videos: 789 U.S. Representative, D-NY 16th January 3, 1983 - January 5, 1993 Videos: 143 U.S. Representative, D-NY 18th January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1973 Videos: 3 U.S. Representative, D-NY 19th January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1983 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Congressional Career of Representative Charles Rangel

    Congressional Career of Representative Charles Rangel

    Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY), who was retiring at the close of the 114th Congress, reflected on his 46-years in…

  • House Session, Part 2

    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including bills dealing with crude oil spill preparedness and…

  • Trade Law Enforcement

    Trade Law Enforcement

    Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske testified at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Trade…

  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner

    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner

    Awards were presented at the 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House debated the rule governing a bill dealing with Justice Department settlement agreement funds. Members also debated…

  • House Session, Part 1

    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the rules for two bills, a fiscal year 2017 defense appropriations bill and a bill prohibiting requiring…

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Past Elections

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