Jessica Lobbies Congress -- Snubs BushHome

3/16/2006 4:59 PM PST

Jessica Lobbies Congress -- Snubs BushHome

Simpson has a smile for kids -- not the President

(Mar. 16, 2:30PM ET) -- Jessica Simpson is in Washington, D.C. today lobbying members of Congress on behalf of Operation Smile, a non-profit group offering free plastic surgery for poor children with facial deformities.

The 'Dukes of Hazzard' star won't be making a pit stop to meet Dubya. Simpson turned down the chance to meet the President at a gala fund-raiser for the National Republican Congressional Committee. According to Reuters, Simpson declined the invite because Operation Smile is a nonpartisan group and Jessica didn't want to politicize the charity.

Click here to see Jessica talk about how Operation Smile changed her life.