WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Katie Hill departed on a bipartisan Congressional delegation trip Thursday to the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, as well as the US-Mexico Southern border at McAllen, Texas.
“We must do all we can to combat illicit drug and human trafficking, address the root causes of the immigration crisis, and end the cruel detention of families, women, and children at our border,” said Hill, D-Agua Dulce. “If we’re going to make true and meaningful progress on these priorities, we must strengthen our alliances in the Northern Triangle and use fresh perspectives to bring new solutions to the table. To do that, our Congressional delegation is meeting with representatives from their governments, community and faith-based groups, and human rights organizations to discuss our shared goals.”
After concluding their visit to the Northern Triangle countries, the delegation will travel to McAllen, Texas to see detention conditions for migrants from Central America and to meet with faith-based and community leaders, as well as with asylum-seeking families.
“Seeing firsthand the conditions in the Northern Triangle as well as the Southern border will allow me to best advocate for policies that keep the United States secure and reflect our American values. It’s an honor to bring the perspective of my district to this trip and I look forward to debriefing with our community upon return,” Hill concluded.
The Members of the Congressional delegation are:
– Speaker Nancy Pelosi
– Congresswoman Katie Hill, Armed Services Committee, Committee on Oversight & Reform and Science, Space & Technology Committee
– Chairman Eliot Engel, Foreign Affairs Committee and Energy & Commerce Committee
– Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez, Small Business Committee, Financial Services Committee and Natural Resources Committee
– Chairman Jim McGovern, Rules Committee, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and Agriculture Committee
– Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee
– Congressman Henry Cuellar, Appropriations Committee
– Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, Natural Resource Committee, Small Business Committee and Veterans’ Affairs Committee
– Congresswoman Norma Torres, Appropriations Committee and Rules Committee
– Congressman Anthony Brown, Armed Services Committee, Ethics Committee, Natural Resources Committee and Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
– Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Judiciary Committee, Rules Committee and Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
– Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García, Financial Services Committee and Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
– Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, Education & Labor Committee, Homeland Security Committee and Veterans’ Affairs Committee