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Congressional Black Caucus ‘Disappointed' In Obama's Cabinet Picks

FILE - In this March 4, 2013 file photo President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, wher
FILE - In this March 4, 2013 file photo President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where he told American Jewish leaders that he won't be carrying a "grand peace plan" when he goes to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan later this month. Three goals that will dominate his visit are convincing Israeli leadership that he means what he says about stopping Iran from building a nuclear weapon, mending a troubled relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and enticing Israel back to negotiations with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

(CNN) - Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, expressed concern in a letter to President Barack Obama over the lack of African Americans among his new Cabinet picks.

"Congressional Black Caucus offices have had numerous phone calls from constituents questioning why none of the new appointees will be able to speak to the unique needs of African Americans," Fudge, D-Ohio, wrote. "Their ire is compounded by the overwhelming support you've received from the African American community."

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