The Hill reports that Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, is expected to become chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus in November.
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Article about Barbara Lee
Rep. Lee on path to get role as next CBC chairwoman
By Mike Soraghan
Posted: 09/24/08 07:29 PM [ET]
Rep. Barbara Lee, an ardent war opponent and early supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, appears to have locked up the chairmanship of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 111th Congress.
The official vote won’t take place until after the elections in November, but several members say Lee (D-Calif.) is the only lawmaker running for the post.
Her ascension will also open the leadership of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. She and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) have been co-chairwomen of the group for four years. But they will not seek reelection next year, Woolsey said Wednesday. She said she and Lee are hoping that there is a two-member co-chairmanship for the next Congress as well.