Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R-OH) announced Monday he will be leading a congressional delegation to Colombia.
The American visit is part of a Latin American tour taken to important U.S. export markets Colombia, Brazil and Mexico, Boehner announced on his website.
“The mission of this visit is to help strengthen ties between the United States and our regional trading partners to support further economic activity that will help create new American jobs. I look forward to discussing issues of mutual interest, whether it is jobs and the economy, energy, or trade, with leaders from these three nations,” said Boehner.
The delegation, also consisting of Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA), Education & the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), and Reps. Dan Boren (D-OK), Devin Nunes (R-CA), and Greg Walden (R-OR), will particularly focus on the implementation of the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement approved by Congress last year.
“The delegation will focus on assessing the implementation of the new Colombia free trade agreement, which is critical to job creation in the United States; conducting face-to-face discussions about trade and other economic security issues critical to job creation with senior government officials representing America’s top Latin American trading partners; and examining security measures being taken by Latin American countries to modernize their societies and create a better environment for jobs and economic growth,” the Republican said.
Boehner did not say when he will be in Colombia.