The Washington Times - July 9, 2013, 08:10AM

President Obama will meet Tuesday with the Congressional Black Caucus for the first time since the Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Voting Rights Act.

All 43 members of the caucus are scheduled to attend the summit, which will center on the economy, immigration reform, the new health care law and the recent ruling’s implications for access to the ballot box, the Associated Press reported.


On June 25, the Supreme Court stripped a provision of the Voting Rights Act that requires sections of the country with a history of voting rights violations to pre-clear changes to their electoral procedures with the federal government.

The AP says Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Ohio Democrat, called it one of the worst days in U.S. history.