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Need for jobs must be met with innovation, CBC tells President Obama

The Congressional Black Caucus – which marks its 40th anniversary this year – recently held its first full Caucus meeting with President Obama at the White House. The Congressional Black Caucus – which marks its 40th anniversary this year – recently held its first full Caucus meeting with President Obama at the White House, with CBC members emphasizing the importance of innovative job and wealth creation, especially for the African American community, which is the hardest hit by the recession.

President Obama and the CBC discussed myriad issues, but jobs were the primary focus, including ways to address the conditions of the long term unemployed.

President Obama heard CBC members express the importance of immediately identifying resources available for investment for critical programs that serve vulnerable communities. The Caucus proposed the idea of youth jobs through aid and clean-up of the recent tornado and flood ravished areas.  

President Obama expressed his commitment to short and long term strategies to ensure economic growth thereby creating a more prosperous America, and he assured the Caucus of its critical role as a partner in addressing the economic challenges.

The goal, said President Obama, is to create a robust economy that will generate jobs for those in the African-American community and for all Americans.

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