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Risch, Menendez, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Resolution Reaffirming U.S.-Ecuador Partnership

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, were joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, as well as Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today in reintroducing a Senate resolution reaffirming the partnership between the United States and the Republic of Ecuador. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the restoration and advancement of economic relations, security, and development opportunities in both nations.

“I am pleased to reintroduce this resolution in support of our bilateral relationship with Ecuador,” said Risch. “Over the last four years, President Moreno has taken meaningful action to restore democratic spaces in Ecuador, promote free-market policies, and strengthen bilateral cooperation with the United States. We should build on these efforts as we take on the combined challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the presence of malign regional and foreign actors in our hemisphere, and the regional instability provoked by the Maduro regime in Venezuela.”

The senators originally introduced this resolution on June 18, 2020, during the 116th Congress. A copy of the resolution can be found here.