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Ways & Means Republicans to Take Part in APEC Caucus News Conference

March 10, 2009

The Congressional Caucus for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation willkick off the 111th Congress with a news conference on Wednesday. Ways& Means Members Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Wally Herger (R-CA), thecurrent and former Trade Subcommittee Ranking Members respectively,will participate in the news conference. 

The APEC Caucus will be working with APEC officials and interestedstakeholders on numerous issues affecting U.S. interests in theAsia-Pacific region. During the course of the year, the Caucus plans tomeet regularly with policymakers, political leaders, academics, andbusiness leaders on such issues as trade, energy, finance andinvestment, climate change, agriculture, intellectual property rights,food safety, and corporate social responsibility.

Who: Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX),Representatives Wally Herger (R-CA), Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Rick Larsen(D-WA), Ambassador Chan Heng-Chee of Singapore, and Karan Bhatia,Chairman of the National Center for APEC and [is also] Vice Presidentand Senior Counsel of General Electric

When: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Where: Room B-318 Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill.