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U.S. Congressional Delegation will travel to Guatemala
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August 3, 2022

U.S. Congressional Delegation will travel to Guatemala

 

REF# 2022-32
August 3, 2022

Congressman Lou Correa (Democrat-California) will lead a bipartisan delegation representing the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability (OMA) of the U.S. Congress that will travel to Guatemala on Wednesday, August 3, and Thursday, August 4, 2022.  The group of five Congressional representatives is in Guatemala to promote U.S.-Guatemalan economic and business cooperation, and to boost U.S. private sector investment.  The delegation will meet with President Giammattei and key members of his administration, as well as with U.S. companies operating in Guatemala, including PepsiCo, PriceSmart, and Texwin.  All three companies support nearly 21,000 jobs, and plan to invest $379 million, support 500 entrepreneurs, and create an additional 5,000 jobs in northern Central America through 2025, as part of the “Call to Action” announced by Vice President Kamala Harris to address the root causes of irregular migration.   

First announcement of the Call to Action (27/05/2021):

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/05/27/fact-sheet-vice-president-harris-launches-a-call-to-action-to-the-private-sector-to-deepen-investment-in-the-northern-triangle/

Second announcement of the Call to Action (13/12/2021):

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/12/13/vice-president-kamala-harris-announces-new-commitments-as-part-of-the-call-to-action-for-the-private-sector-to-deepen-investment-in-central-america-now-totaling-over-1-2-billion/

In addition, the delegation will meet with members of Guatemalan civil society and the business sector.  The delegation will then travel to Honduras.    

The delegation consists of the following Congressional representatives: 

  • Lou Correa (Democrat-California), Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee  on Oversight, Management, and Accountability (OMA)  
  • John Katko (Republican-New York)  
  • Jimmy Panetta (Democrat-California)  
  • Abigail Spanberger (Democrat-Virginia)  
  • Tony Gonzales (Republican-Texas)  

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