WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the below statement following Senate passage of his resolution reaffirming the importance of the partnership between the governments of the United States and the Dominican Republic. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the enduring diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties that bind the two nations and calls for furthering relations to advance mutual prosperity and security interests.
“With today’s Senate passage of our bipartisan resolution, we honor an enduring partnership between the U.S. and the Dominican Republic, one rooted in shared values and interests, and reaffirm congressional desire for stronger cooperation between our two countries going forward on issues of democracy, human rights, security, and economic prosperity, among others,” Chairman Menendez said. “As we work to advance these goals in the Dominican Republic and throughout the entire Western Hemisphere, I look forward to continue working with the vibrant Dominican-American diaspora communities in New Jersey and across the United States, who are equally committed to advancing the welfare of individuals across the region.”
Find a copy of the resolution HERE.
Joining Chairman Menendez in cosponsoring the bipartisan resolution were Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.).