Foreign Affairs Committee Announces U.S.-Mexico Relations Hearing

May 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that he will convene a hearing on Tuesday, May 20 to examine the U.S.-Mexico economic and security partnerships.  The hearing entitled, “The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations” will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “Our increasingly important bilateral relationship with neighboring Mexico has never received the sustained attention it merits.  Bolstering our already significant commercial relationship with Mexico, including improving the border infrastructure, must be a top priority.  U.S. efforts with Mexico to tackle transnational criminal organizations must be monitored and improved, as the threat of violence and criminality is real.  There is new room for closer energy cooperation too.

“This hearing will be an opportunity for Committee Members to speak directly with the Administration about the steps being taken to improve our important economic and security relations with Mexico.”

What:

Hearing: “The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations”

When:

10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20

Where:

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses:

The Honorable Roberta S. Jacobson

Assistant Secretary

Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

U.S. Department of State

 

The Honorable William R. Brownfield

Assistant Secretary

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

U.S. Department of State

 

Ms. Elizabeth Hogan

Acting Assistant Administrator

Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean

U.S. Agency for International Development

 

***See www.foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates.

 

***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.

 

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