Rangel, Charles

Rangel, Charles (Bernard)

(1930–  ) U.S. representative; born in New York City. He served as legal counsel to state and federal agencies and then as state assemblyman (Dem.; 1966–70) from Harlem. One of the more outspoken African-American politicians, he went to Congress in 1971 and eventually chaired the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Rangel, Charles [NY-15] "Draft Reinstatement bill" To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the favorable treatment afforded combat pay under the earned income tax credit, and for other purposes.