Invitation to a Seminar on the CBC, the Committee System, and the President – January 12, 2009
The Congress Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation cordially invite you to a seminar
The Congressional Black Caucus, the Committee System, and the President
Monday, January 12, 2009
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus (invited)
George A. Dalley, Chief of Staff to Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
Katrina Gamble, Asst. Professor of Political Science, Brown University
Perry Bacon, Staff Writer, The Washington Post
Don Wolfensberger, Director, The Congress Project, Wilson Center
Dr. Elsie L. Scott, President and CEO, The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
The Congressional Black Caucus was formed in 1971 by the 13 African-American Members of the U.S. House of Representatives "to strengthen their efforts to address the legislative concerns of black and minority citizens." Since then the informal Members' caucus has grown in size and influence in Congress. The 42-Member organization formulates a congressional budget resolution each year and hosts an Annual Legislative Conference that brings together black leaders from around the nation. It is expected to play an even larger legislative role in the 111th Congress with one of its former members, President-elect Barack Obama, in the White House. This seminar will explore the intersection of the Black Caucus, the congressional committee system, and the president's legislative agenda.
Fifth floor conference room
Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC
Directions are available at our web site at
This is a free public event; but RSVPs are requested.
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