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Rev. Warnock arrested while singing, praying at U.S. Capitol

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Rev. Raphael Warnock of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church was arrested in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.

Warnock joined a group of clergy from across the nation on Capital Hill, demanding Congress to reject both the budget proposed by the Trump Administration and the health care bill that the Senate may have a procedural vote on in the coming weeks.

A vote initially scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed. 

This proposed budget will negatively impact African American families and communities including deep cuts in education, Medicaid and civil rights. 

Faith leaders will also debut an aggressive social media campaign to amplify calls for Congress to withdraw the controversial healthcare bill that could strip life-saving health coverage from millions of Americans.

Warnock was among a group of people arrested for singing and praying in the Rotunda when they got arrested. 

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