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U.S. Congressional Delegation to Visit Honduras

July 11, 2014

TEGUCIGALPA – Seven members of the United States Congress will visit Honduras on Sunday, July 13. The delegation will be led by Texas Republican Congresswoman Kay Granger, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs.

The delegation will include members of Congress from both the Republican and Democratic parties. Traveling with Representative Granger will be the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, John Carter (Republican, Texas); Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, David Price (Democrat, North Carolina); Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican, Florida); Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Henry Cuellar (Democrat, Texas); Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Steve Pearce (Republican, New Mexico), and Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Matt Salmon (Republican, Arizona).

This high-level visit underscores the importance of strong U.S.-Honduras bilateral relations and recognizes our mutual interest in working with the Government of Honduras to advance security, prosperity, and human rights in Honduras.

During their visit, the Congressional members will meet with President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez, First Lady Ana de Hernandez, and members of the Honduran Joint Task Force for Immigrant Children.

In addition, they will visit one of the 40 U.S. Government-sponsored youth Outreach Centers in order to see firsthand U.S. programs focused on violence prevention and promoting opportunities for youth. The U.S. government supports these Outreach Centers in cooperation with Honduran municipalities, NGOs, churches and the Honduran Social Investment Fund Office.