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Pelosi to Lead Congressional Delegation to Indo-Pacific Region  

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a Congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region, including visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.  The trip will focus on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific region.

 

“Today, our Congressional delegation travels to the Indo-Pacific to reaffirm America’s strong and unshakeable commitment to our allies and friends in the region,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.  “In Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, our delegation will hold high-level meetings to discuss how we can further advance our shared interests and values, including peace and security, economic growth and trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, human rights and democratic governance.  Under the strong leadership of President Biden, America is firmly committed to smart, strategic engagement in the region, understanding that a free and flourishing Indo-Pacific is crucial to prosperity in our nation and around the globe.”

 

Speaker Pelosi continued, “After a fuel stop in Hawaii, we were honored with a briefing from USINDOPACOM Leadership, as well as a visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the USS Arizona.  Our Members paid our respects to the valiant Servicemembers who perished in the brutal attack on Pearl Harbor.  Throughout our travels, we will continue to convey the endless gratitude of Congress and the Country for our brave U.S. Servicemembers stationed abroad, whose service makes the region and world more stable and safe.”

 

“It is my privilege as Speaker to lead this distinguished group of Members, which includes Chairs of Committees and Subcommittees of jurisdiction and champions of a strong U.S.-Asia Pacific partnership,” Speaker Pelosi said.  “We look forward to productive meetings that will continue to inform Congress’s work to advance our values and interests and strengthen our partnerships in the region.”

 

The Members of the delegation are:

  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Chairman Gregory Meeks, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Chairman Mark Takano, Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Vice Chair, House Ways and Means Committee
  • Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform
  • Congressman Andy Kim, Member of the House Armed Services Committee; Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

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