Assemblymember Gloria to Take Part in State Delegation Visit to Mexico City

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

California Assemblymembers, Mexican Officials to Meet for Discussions on Immigration, Cap-and-Trade, Cross-Border Pollution, and More

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) will join a select delegation of Assemblymembers for a four-day mission to Mexico starting tomorrow to strengthen and reinforce California’s crucial relationship with its southern neighbor.

With the President’s continued efforts to remove the United States from its global obligations and his consistent vilification of our southern neighbor, I am proud to represent San Diego and the State of California to carry a much different message – one that promotes collaboration over division,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “Immigration, trade, climate change, and cross-border pollution are all among issues we should be working on together and it is my hope that this visit will strengthen California’s bonds with Mexican leaders so that we can reach prudent solutions for each.”

In addition to Assemblymember Gloria, the legislative delegation will be made up of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Assemblymembers Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), and Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino).

The group will meet with Mexican government officials, legislators, and business leaders as well as receive a briefing from the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Topics for discussion are expected to include immigration, trade, combatting climate change, cap-and-trade, cross-border pollution, student exchanges, and tourism promotion.

This trip continues efforts carried out under California Governor Jerry Brown and will prepare officials in both capitols – Mexico City and Sacramento – to navigate the legislative challenges necessary to uphold a strong bond between the historically-lined governments.

No taxpayer dollars were used in the funding of this trip.