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Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants 2017
Strategies of The Congressional Black Caucus in Negotiating Agreements in Congress: 2000 –Present

Utilization of quantitative and qualitative methodology will be the basis for which this research project will explore how the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) negotiates agreements in support of its mission to advance causes supportive of minority communities throughout the United States. Incorporating disciplines of political science, history, race and ethnic studies and gender, the study examines how the CBC, as underrepresented minorities themselves, use the caucus format even in a polarized environment, to negotiate agreements for their constituents. The major question to be addressed is what strategies have been used by the CBC to meet legislative policy objectives since 2000?