Leader Cantor To Lead Congressional Delegation To The World Economic Forum

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced he will lead a Congressional delegation trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland from January 23-26.

Leader Cantor announced, “I am pleased to lead a diverse group of members from the U.S. House of Representatives to the World Economic Forum. We look forward to engaging in an exchange of ideas with our global partners to ensure a better, more prosperous and secure future for America. Our focus remains how to deliver on the goal of American competitiveness and leadership in innovation.”

Chairman Darrell Issa said, “This conference is an opportunity for Congress to engage in a global discussion on how to promote healthy and robust growth internationally, while fostering positive job creation back home. As many of the world’s business leaders understand, a viable company must keep a handle on spending. I look forward to hearing from these business leaders how America can remain the hub of growth and innovation in the future.”

Chairwoman Kay Granger said, “The World Economic Forum is a unique opportunity to engage with world leaders and experts in many different fields on ways to create global economic growth, and deal with challenges related to globalization, security and defense in a fast-changing world. I look forward to contributing to this important dialogue, and learning from the experience of the other accomplished guests.”

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart said, “The World Economic Forum is the preeminent international economic symposium. Among the 2,500 participants this year, there will be nearly 50 heads of state and 1,500 business leaders in attendance. I am proud to once again represent our nation alongside Majority Leader Cantor and the Congressional delegation.”

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry said, “Globalization has caused unprecedented linkages between people as well as geopolitical realignment in our world. I am pleased to engage with the World Economic Forum on the topic of 21st century expectations for the United States. It is important for us to represent American perspectives and values at this significant gathering of world leaders.”

Chairman Patrick McHenry said, “With nearly 50 heads of state and 1500 business leaders from around the globe gathered, the World Economic Forum will host a robust discussion on tactics to spur job creation and move our economy forward. It's an honor to be a part of the U.S. Congressional delegation and I look forward to participating in the conversation, particularly as it pertains to new methods of capital formation for small businesses and entrepreneurs.”

The members participating in the trip include: Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) of the House Oversight Committee, Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-TX) of the House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Chairman McHenry of the Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.

Learn more about the World Economic Forum here: http://www.weforum.org/

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