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US Congressional staff delegation to visit Ireland in autumn 2023

By Business & Finance
13 February 2023
Pictured: Eric Silva, Rep. Brian Higgins, Ben English, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, Rep Nanette Barrigan, Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Rep Ami Bera , Rep. Joe Wilson, Rep Ron Estes, Reilly O’Connor

The US-Ireland Partnership for Growth has announced an upcoming staff Congressional delegation at a Capitol Hill event to welcome the 118th Congress

A Congressional Delegation of senior staff from the US Senate & House of Representatives will visit Ireland in Autumn of this year.

The delegation will embark on a 5 day visit to Ireland, facilitated by the US-Ireland Partnership for Growth, which was launched in Washington DC last year.

The US Ireland Partnership for Growth was established with the goal of facilitating engagement between businesses with operations in both the United States and Ireland, and government leaders dedicated to accelerating economic opportunity.

The Partnership’s Advisory Board is chaired by Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and includes former members of Congress Patrick Murphy (D-PA) and Tom Rooney (R-FL). The Partnership’s member base includes Microsoft, Stripe, Workday, Oracle, Lilly, Horizon, Sazerac and ServiceNow, and Vulcan Consulting. Ireland INC is among its strategic partners, which also includes North South Government Strategies and Lincoln Park Group.

Now more than ever, an economic focus is key to maintaining and growing the economic relationship between Ireland and the US.

The announcement was made at the Partnership’s Annual event to welcome the 118th US Congress. The event was attended by over 20 Members of Congress including Congressman Eric Swalwell, Congressman Ami Bera, Congressman Brian Higgins, Congressman John Larson, Congresswoman Carol Miller, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, Congressman Joe Wilson, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, Congresswoman Nanette Barrigan and Congressman Ron Estes in addition to over 50 elected offices.

Irish Ambassador to the United States Geraldine Byrne Nason was also in attendance in addition to members of the Biden Administration.

Speaking at the event, the Partnership’s Executive Director Ben English said: “Now more than ever, an economic focus is key to maintaining and growing the economic relationship between Ireland and the US. Sitting at the intersection of the investments by corporations into both countries, we are excited about the power of our programmes, like our Congressional Staff Delegation, to unlock further economic opportunity.”

The Partnership curates events, policy discussions and programs that help corporations remove barriers to growth and fuel a symbiotic economic relationship between the United States and Ireland.

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