Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Politico: The 20 members of Congress going to Africa with Obama

Jul 23, 2015
In The News

Twenty members of Congress — 19 Democrats and one Republican, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona — are accompanying President Barack Obama on his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.

According to the White House, half of the lawmakers will fly on Air Force One to Kenya, and the other half will return on the presidential plane on the way back from Ethiopia. The group includes three senators; the rest are House members, all members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Flake is one of a small number of Republicans who have expressed openness to the White House’s nuclear agreement with Iran.

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