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Administration Officials are Open for Questions at the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference

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Officials from across the Obama Administration will attend the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference's events to answer your questions about policies and initiatives affecting your communities.

Today, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) kicks off its Annual Legislative Conference. President Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks at the Pheonix Awards Dinner on Saturday night. In addition, Obama Administration officials from the White House, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Treasury, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be on hand to answer questions and brief attendees on the Administration's initiatives. Below is a schedule of events and speakers:

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Time

Event

Participant(s)

7:00am - 10:30am

CBC Spouses Community Breakfast

Sean Donovan - Department of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary

9:00am - 11:50am

Veteran’s Affairs Brain Trust: The 10th Anniversary of the Global War on Terrorism: Civilian Transition Assistance for GI’s and Military Families

Gordon Burke - Department of Labor, Director of Operations and Programs for Veterans Affairs

10:00am - 12:00pm

CBC Roundtable with Senator Landrieu on Minority Business and Job Creation

Marie C. Johns - Department of Small Business Administration, Deputy Administrator

10:00am - 12:00pm

Representative Ellison’s Jobs and Justice for All Workshop

Sean Donovan - Department of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary

10:00am - 12:00pm

GSM Issue Forum- The Homelessness Experience of African American Veterans

Sara Manzano-Diaz - Director of the Labor Department’s Women’s Bureau

12:00pm - 2:30pm

ALC Black Elected Official Roundtable and Luncheon

Melody Barnes - Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council

 

Hilda Solis - Department of Labor, United States Secretary of Labor

 

William Spriggs - Department of Labor, Assistant Secretary for Policy

1:00pm - 3:00pm

19thth Annual Transportation Braintrust: “Jobs in Transportation and Where to Find Them: The Untold Story”

David Matsuda - Department of Transportation,  Maritime Administrator

1:30pm

Defending and Building on Healthcare Reform:  Next Steps in the Fight for Healthcare for All

Anton Gunn - Department of Health and Human Services, Region IV Director

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Conference of Minority Transportation officials (COMTO) Brain Trust

Michael Kerr - Department of Labor, Assistant Secretary of OASAM

1:30pm – 5:00pm

“Ensuring African American Students Get the Education They Deserve:  A Frank Discussion of Major Issues,” sponsored by Rep. Danny Davis

Denise Forte - U.S. Department of Education, Deputy Assistant Secretary

2:30pm

Rise and Fall and Rise Again of the Black Middle Class hosted by Rep. Karen Bass

William Spriggs - Department of Labor, Assistant Secretary for Policy

 

 

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Time

Event

Participant(s)

9:00am - 11:30am

Representative Chaka Fattah’s Issue Forum – America’s manufacturing Renaissance

Nicole Lamb-Hale - Department of Commerce - ITA, Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services

9:00am - 11:50am

Gregory W. Meeks 8th Annual Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit

Dr. Garth Graham - Department of Health and Human Services, Director - Office of Minority Health

9:00am - 11:50am

Veteran's Braintrust: The 10th Year of the Global War on Terrorism: Civilian Transition Assistance for GI’s and Military Families

Ed Jennings - Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Office, Region IV

9:00am - 11:50am

Science and Technology Brain Trust: Investing in America’s Future

Malcolm Jackson - United States Environmental Protection Agency, Assistant Administrator

9:00am - 12:00pm

Diversity in Financial Services: An Introduction to the Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion

Dr. Lorraine Cole - Department of Treasury, Director - Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

9:30am - 1:00pm

Child Welfare Braintrust: Working to Keep Families Intact with Limited Resources

Bryan Samuels - Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children and Families

10:00am - 12:00pm

Securing Our Future: Using New Technologies to Reduce America's Dependence on Foreign Fuel

Dr. Arun Majumdar - Department of Energy, Director - Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

10:00am - 12:00pm

The EPA and Public Health Brain Trust

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency, Assistant Administrator

10:00pm - 12:00pm

Environmental Justice Brain Trust

Gwen Keyes Fleming - United States Environmental Protection Agency, Regional Administrator

10:00pm - 12:00pm

Conversation with Delegation of Educators and Students from Miami-Dade County, Sponsored by Rep. Frederica Wilson

Anthony Miller - U.S. Department of Education, Deputy Secretary

1:30pm-2:30pm

Rep. Richmond and Clarke's CBC Panel on Minority Business Development

Marie C. Johns - Department of Small Business Administration, Deputy Administrator

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Combating Childhood Obesity:  The Need for Lifestyle Changes

Anton Gunn - Department of Health and Human Services, Region IV Director

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Energy Braintrust: The Global Energy Challenge: Crisis or Not?

Dr. Steven Koonin - Department of Energy, Undersecretary for Science

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Community Health Centers:  Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Dr. Garth Graham - Department of Health and Human Services, Director - Office of Minority Health

 

 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Time

Event

Participant(s)

10:30am - 3:30pm

Ex-Offenders Forum: Collateral Consequences: Economic Cost of Incarceration on African-American Families and Communities

Tricia Kerney-Willis - Department of Treasury, Office of Training and Outreach

12:00pm – 2:00pm

IMPACT Young Elected Officials Roundtable

Biz Scott - Special Assistant to the President and Lead for Energy and Environment, White House Presidential Personnel Office

6:00pm - 9:30pm

 

Phoenix Award Gala

The 44th President of the United States of America
Barack Obama

Lisa Jackson - United States Environmental Protection Agency, Administrator

Visit the CBCF website for a complete list of CBCF-ALC events.