WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) – joined a congressional delegation (CODEL) which returned to the U.S. this evening after visiting intelligence, drug enforcement and government officials in Mexico. The delegation received briefings from U.S. intelligence officials, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar on the United States’ security posture with regards to Mexico, recent killings of Americans in the country, efforts to stop drug trafficking and illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. The delegation also met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and members of his cabinet to discuss how to improve coordination between the two countries on these issues.
“We traveled to Mexico to discuss how the U.S. and Mexico can work together to apprehend violent cartel members, stem the flow of deadly drugs like fentanyl and mitigate unchecked migration,” said Sen. Moran. “During our meeting, I urged President Lopez Obrador to work with the United States on these serious challenges. I appreciated his interest in stopping the fentanyl precursors coming from China to Mexico and our dialogue regarding the purchase of Kansas corn under the USMCA. I will be monitoring developments on all of our mutual security and trade challenges.”
In Mexico City, the congressional delegation met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar and Mexican government officials.
The congressional delegation was led by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) and also included Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Representatives Tony Gonzales (Texas-23), Henry Cuellar (Texas-28), Veronica Escobar (Texas-16), and Maria Salazar (Fla.-27).
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