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Obama, Biden to address Democrat meeting in Baltimore

Obama, Biden to address Democrat meeting in Baltimore
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden applauds and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens. Obama had some high profile victories last year, but his State of the Union proposals were not among them. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool) ORG XMIT: WX305 (MANDEL NGAN / Associated Press)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will address House Democrats at their annual issues conference in Baltimore later this month, a White House official confirmed Tuesday.

House Democrats will meet in the city for their annual issues retreat at the end of the month, a gathering that is closed to the public. The president is expected to attend on Jan. 28.

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The meeting is expected to take place at an Inner Harbor, several aides said.

A spokeswoman for the House Democratic Caucus chairman, Rep. Xavier Becerra of California, did not respond to a request for information about the retreat. Becerra told Politico that Democratic climate change activist Tom Steyer and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will also address the lawmakers.

Becerra told Politico that Rawlings-Blake's appearance is intended to give "folks that understand the city of Baltimore the chance to speak about Baltimore."

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