Oakland's Barbara Lee to chair Black Caucus

November 19, 2008 7:09:35 PM PST
Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Oakland has been named Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She accepted the important high profile position Wednesday.

Lee has been a leader in the black caucus for six years and has openly hinted her desire for the top post back in September.

Lee was just elected to her seventh term in congress and said she looks forward to working with President-Elect Obama.