NJ Lawmakers to Meet Over Botched Inaugrural Trip

Parents want their money back

Staff members for two New Jersey lawmakers will meet with a tour company that organized a trip to President Barack Obama's inauguration for youngsters.

They hope to get the company to establish a $1 million fund to compensate unhappy travelers.

Some Garden State parents say their kids never got to see the nation's first black president take the oath of office. They also say their children were caught in crowds or told it was too cold to attend some activities.

Vienna, Va.-based Congressional Youth Leadership Council officials are due to meet with staff members of Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Congressman Bill Pascrell in Washington at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Lautenberg and Pascrell were both honorary members of the firm's board, but they withdrew after the complaints began surfacing.

The inauguration trip cost up to $3,000 per child.

The meeting was first reported by The Record of Bergen County.

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