WASHINGTON DC – PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley meets with a number of high ranking officials of the United States Congress during his official visit to the United States Capital.
His scheduled meetings began on Thursday at the US Capitol Building where he participated in wide-ranging, bi-partisan discussions with key leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Rowley met with Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY), senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ) Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security and Trade.
He also had meetings with Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) Republican Leader, Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman Emeritus, House Committee on Homeland Security and Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC), senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs who also leads the Subcommittee on Readiness which is part of the House Armed Services Committee.
After these meetings Rowley led his delegation – which included Dennis Moses, the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and the Stuart Young, Minister of National Security– to a meeting at the US Senate.
The Prime Minister met with Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) who are both senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Senator Cardin is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
He also me with Rowley met with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.
As House Majority Leader, Congressman Hoyer is the second-ranking member of the House Democratic Leadership.
Rowley met with Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.