Chairman Emanuel Cleaver II Addresses Inaccurate Statement Regarding the CBC Meeting with President Obama

For Immediate Release March 31, 2011
Communications Director: Stephanie L. Young o: 202.226.5312 c: 202.731.2621

Washington, DC – Chairman Emanuel Cleaver II released the following statement refuting the rumors in an Associated Press story that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was discussed during a private meeting with President Obama and the CBC Executive Board.

“ The anonymous source who contributed to the Associated Press story was inaccurate.”
- Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, II


·         [The AP, , 3/30/11]
·         The following readout was released immediately following yesterday’s meeting:

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2011
Communications Director:  Stephanie L. Young o: 202.226.5312 c: 202.731.2621

Readout of the CBC Executive Board Meeting with President Barack Obama

Washington, DC – Earlier today, the Congressional Black Caucus Executive Board held their first meeting of the year with President Obama building upon its long-standing relationship with the White House.  In a substantive and wide-ranging discussion, the Executive Board addressed federal budget issues and our country’s long term investment in our most vulnerable communities. More specifically they discussed the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Contingency Fund  (TANF-ECF), empowerment zones in persistent poverty communities, and unemployment benefits. This is the first of many conversations, the CBC looks forward to holding a follow up meeting with the President and entire Caucus. The meeting reflected our ongoing relationship and agreement to continue the conversation on key issues.

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