Obama, Political Allies Meet to Discuss ‘Fiscal Cliff’
(WASHINGTON) — Pulling together some of the coatition that backed his re-election, President Obama on Tuesday is summoning organized labor and some progressive policy groups to the White House to consult on the “fiscal cliff” ahead.
The meeting will include more than 10 labor and progressive leaders, including Mary Kay Henry, SEIU; Lee Saunders, AFSCME; Dennis Van Roekel, NEA; Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO; Neera Tanden and John Podesta, Center for American Progress; Bob Greenstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities; Laura Burton Capps, Common Purpose Project; Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare; Justin Ruben, MoveOn; and Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change.
The confab comes as members of Congress return to Capitol Hill for their lame duck session. Obama is scheduled to sit down with the group on Friday.
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