Thursday, October 14, 2004

Bush Refusal to Meet with Congressional Black Caucus

Letter to President Bush from the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Elijah E. Cummings, on his repeated refusual to meet with the CBC. Click here for entire Press Release from Rep. Cummings' office.

July 16, 2003

The Honorable George W. Bush
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:
I do wish to again invite you to meet with the entire Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) prior to the U.S. House of Representatives' August District work period that begins on July 25, 2003.

Mr. President, I need not remind you that the CBC's requests for meetings with you have gone unanswered for more than two-and-one-half years. As a result, you and your Administration have had less opportunity to receive the expertise, wisdom and insights of our 39 Members on a wide variety of significant national and international issues including: the current crisis in Iraq, the double-digit unemployment in the African American community and the overall state of the American economy, homeland security and our defense against terrorism, our bilateral relationships with African nations, and the many other domestic and international challenges facing our country.
Thank you for your consideration of our request, Mr. President. We look forward to meeting with you as soon as possible.


Elijah E. Cummings
Chair, Congressional Black Caucus

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