Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., listens at left.
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaks during a news conference July 20, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus held the news conference to discuss the debt ceiling.
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