Then Presidential Candidate Obama and John Boyd
John Boyd, the head of the National Black Farmers Association says there could be a vote today and even this morning on the 1.25 billion dollar settlement for black farmers that President Obama put in the 2011 budget. The monies must be approved by congress. The hold up had been Senate Republicans. Now there are reports the Senate has finally found offsets for the Black Farmers legislation to pay for the settlement. Thursday, President Obama and Vice President Biden met with Democratic Congressional leadership. White House sources contend they met on a number issuing including the Black Farmers. Administration officials say the President remains committed to getting the legislation passed.