A team of US Congressional Representatives arrived in Guyana on Thursday for an official two-day visit, that will involve talks with the Government, the Opposition and some players in civil society.
The United States Embassy explained that the Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Congressman Jason Smith and members of a bipartisan congressional delegation (CODEL) landed in Guyana on Thursday night.
In addition to Chairman Smith, the delegation members are Congresswoman Terri Sewell Congresswoman Carol Miller, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach, Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne, Congressman Mike Carey, and Congressman Kelly Armstrong.
During the visit, the US Embassy said the team will meet with both government officials and opposition leaders to discuss issues related to governance, economic matters, and the importance of bipartisan cooperation.
The team is also expected to meet with prominent business leaders from the United States and Guyana to learn firsthand about Guyana’s economic growth and development.
The visit according to the US embassy, seeks to further examine the bilateral and economic cooperation between the United States and Guyana.
The House Committee on Ways and Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress and is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives.
Since 1795, the committee has exercised jurisdiction over revenue and related issues such as tariffs, international trade policy, and the bonded debt of the United States.