First Lady Dedicated to Washington, D.C.
Essence Magazine celebrates First Lady Michelle Obama's dedication to Washington, D.C. by taking a look at her most memorable and inspiring moments.
Growing up on the Southside of Chicago has clearly given First Lady Michelle Obama a different perspective. Since her first day in her role as First Lady, she has made it her mission to bridge the gap between the haves and the have-nots in Washington, D.C. She is dedicated to reaching out to her neighbors in an unprecedented, hands-on and personal way.
GOP leaders however want to know what Michelle Obama is up to in the area of her policy work. House Representatives are pushing for a change in federal law that could force the First Lady to disclose more of her policy work.
"The GOP effort is being led by the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), whose initial salvo was rebuffed recently at a contentious committee markup session. Under Issa’s amendment, any government policy group that Mrs. Obama or another first spouse regularly participates in would be subject to a law requiring meetings to be announced in advance and, in most instances, public." Read the full story, here.
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