ST. LOUIS — Missouri Congressman Russ Carnahan has been selected by the president to attend the meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
President Barack Obama named Carnahan and a Republican congresswoman from New York to be representatives for the U.S. The appointment is not a job that would require either of the lawmakers to leave their positions in the U.S. House.
Carnahan was to attend the U.N. General Assembly meeting Monday and Tuesday. He planned to meet with various countries' delegations about the Middle East peace process, energy and women's rights.
Carnahan is a Democrat and represents an eastern Missouri district that includes part of St. Louis. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2004.