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In this March 22, 2017, photo, Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus speaks to members of the media at the White House in Washington. Black members of Congress are calling for the Justice Department to help police investigate a large number of missing children in Washington. The District of Columbia logged 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of them black or Latino, in the first three months of this year according to the Metropolitan Police Department, the city’s police force. Twenty-two were unsolved as of March 22, police said. The letter, dated Tuesday and obtained March 23, by The Associated Press, was sent by Richmond and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District in Congress. They called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey to “devote the resources necessary to determine whether these developments are an anomaly or whether they are indicative of an underlying trend that must be addressed.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Congressional Black Caucus reportedly will decline to meet with Trump



The Congressional Black Caucus will decline an invitation to meet with President Trump, according to Politico.

Sources told Politico that lawmakers in the organization are worried that the meeting would be more of a publicity stunt than an opportunity to have a candid conversation with the president.

The Congressional Black Caucus executive board met with Trump in March. They discussed the country's budget, infrastructure plan and criminal justice reform. 

Politico's sources say that members in the organization feel that Trump has not tried to help advance their agenda.

Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) told a local CBS affiliate that “we do have the invitation, we appreciate it, but we really want to know what the president and his people are planning to do about our priorities.”

CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) isn’t expected to make an official announcement until after the group discusses the invitation during its weekly meeting Wednesday.

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