U.S. Embassy Hosts Reception in Honor of U.S. Congressional Delegation

The nine-member delegation was headed by Democratic Party leader, Nancy Pelosi

Santo Domingo – The U.S. Ambassador in Dominican Republic, James W. Brewster, hosted a reception to conclude the two day official congressional delegation visit, led by House of Representatives Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi which recently visited the country.

During their first visit to the Dominican Republic, the high-level delegation, comprised by nine members from the Democratic Party, was received by President Danilo Medina and members of his cabinet at the National Palace. On the other hand, the delegation visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrés Navarro. Afterwards, they made a courtesy call to the Chamber of Deputies, where they held meetings with Chamber President, Abel Martinez Duran and other deputies.

The congressional delegation, which recently arrived from Cuba, also included Eliot Rangel, representative of the Committee on International Relations and the Committee on Energy and Commerce; Rosa DeLauro Allocations Committee, Collin Peterson of the Agriculture Committee, Anna Eshoo Energy Committee and Finance Committee Nydia Velasquez Small Business and Financial Services, Jim McGovern Agriculture Committee, Steve Israel and Contracts Committee David Cicilline the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Human Rights; all members of the Democratic Party.

On Friday, the congressional delegation visited the colonial zone where they had the opportunity to see historical landmarks. Later on, they interacted with at risk local youth served by USAID sponsored program Alerta Joven located in the Gualey neighborhood.