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Freshman Dems to meet with Obama next week

Freshman Dems to meet with Obama next week
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Freshman Democrats in the lower chamber are expected to meet with former President Obama next week at a reception organized by Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo On The Money: Power players play chess match on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi bullish, Trump tempers optimism | Analysis: Nearly 1M have run out of jobless benefits Overnight Health Care: CDC expands definition of 'close contact' after COVID-19 report | GOP coronavirus bill blocked in Senate | OxyContin maker agrees to B settlement with Trump administration MORE (D-Calif.), a Democratic aide confirmed Thursday.

The event — which is slated to take place at former UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Esther Coopersmith’s home in Kalorama — is limited to just members, several of whom served in the 44th president’s administration, according to an invitation seen by The Hill.

The invitation states that the reception is being held to “celebrate the freshman class of the 116th Congress.”

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Politico first reported the news.

Obama played a visible role in helping Democrats take back control of the lower chamber, having provided key endorsements, hit the campaign trail and raised funds in the party’s efforts to flip seats.

The 116th Congress currently has 59 Democratic freshman members.

Mike Lillis contributed.