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Obama honors Congressman Dave Obey

Congressman Dave Obey Congressman Dave Obey

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is helping honor House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, a key advocate of the president's spending proposals in Congress.

The Wisconsin Democrat is about to start his 41st year in Congress.

Obama stunned and delighted several hundred people with his unannounced stop Monday at a Capitol Hill event for the longtime lawmaker.

Obama earlier had huddled with House Democrats in the Capitol, where he urged them to support his budget plan for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.

Online Reporter: Ashley Gatz

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