Leader Cantor To Lead Bipartisan Congressional Delegation To The Middle East
January 5, 2012
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced that he will lead a bipartisan Congressional Delegation trip to France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates in the coming week:

“This trip will provide a critical opportunity for a bipartisan group of lawmakers to consult with some of our nation’s key partners across the Middle East and Europe. I look forward to discussing a wide-range of issues, including the very concerning threat posed to the entire world by Iran's continuing support for terrorism and its pursuit of nuclear capability. By visiting this critical region at a time of such significance, we will be better informed to work together to address our concerns with Iran, the pressing threats of terrorism, regional instability and political transition, and the global economic crisis."

The lawmakers participating in the trip include Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-TX) of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Todd Young (R-IN).