B.E.T. — Black Caucus Questions Obama About Farmers

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is not happy about President Barack Obama’s recent move potentially to stem billions of dollars owed to Black farmers.

The Caucus recently requested an audience with the president’s officials after learning of a Justice Department filing by Obama’s administration that would prevent farmers who suffered discrimination from collecting up to $4 billion. The court action would top possible compensation at $100 million because it contradicts legislation Obama pushed while he was a senator.

“At a minimum, the CBC should meet with the Obama administration and clarify this filing,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.).