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Risch Joins Rubio, Coons, Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Resolution Celebrating 200 Years of U.S.-Colombia Relations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) last week in introducing a bipartisan resolution celebrating the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Colombia. Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are also original cosponsors.

Congressmen Albio Sires (D-N.J.) and Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Fla.) introduced the House version of this resolution earlier this year.

Specifically, the resolution:

  • Celebrates the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Colombia;
  • Recognizes Colombia’s critical role in the Western Hemisphere;
  • Recognizes the strategic alliance between Colombia and the United States;
  • Celebrates the contributions made by Colombians and Colombian-Americans to the United States;
  • Reaffirms the U.S. government’s steadfast support for the people of Colombia in their pursuit of peace, stability, and prosperity; and
  • Encourages cooperation with Colombia in energy transition, nearshoring, and protecting democracy.

The full text of the resolution is here.