WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed the passage by the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of his resolution underscoring the importance of a United States-Mexico relationship based on mutual respect (H.Res.336). Introduced with Representative Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and a senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the measure specifically calls for enhanced economic and security cooperation between our two countries.
“The U.S.-Mexico relationship has a tremendous impact on the lives of Americans day in and day out. Mexico is a friend and ally, our third largest trading partner and a country with which we share deep personal, cultural, and family ties. Most importantly, it is a country with which we’ve worked in a bipartisan fashion to cultivate a vibrant, multi-faceted relationship during the Presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Unfortunately, President Trump has chosen to downgrade relations with our friends to the south by doubling down on his divisive campaign rhetoric and engaging in reckless diplomacy. This bipartisan resolution sends a clear signal that Congress rejects all efforts to damage our partnership with Mexico.”