Friday, February 27, 2009

Obama' First Meeting with Black Caucus

Yesterday was one of the first meeting that Obama's administration had with the Congressional Black Caucus. The group consists of 42 members. I bet it was a thrill to finally sit down with someone who has made history happen.

The Caucus chairwoman, Rep. Barbara Lee of California, called the hourlong White House meeting a "historic moment."

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a fellow Houstonian, noted the 12 percent unemployment rate among blacks and said the caucus is eager to work with Obama on solutions.

"This was a vibrant meeting. This was a meeting where there were a lot of 'amens' because here we were, listening to someone that is on the same page.

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