February 10, 2015 - Issue: Vol. 161, No. 22 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 1st Session
AMERICAN-GERMAN RELATIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 22
(House of Representatives - February 10, 2015)
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[Page H871] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] AMERICAN-GERMAN RELATIONS (Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, as cochair of the German- American Caucus, I rise to highlight this important juncture in European security strategy, the shared economic opportunities, and the future prosperity of both nations. Yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the United States for bilateral meetings with the Obama administration. While the primary topic was mutual security, the visit also afforded an opportunity to display the strong ties between our two great countries. This relationship is immediately visible through the thousands of businesses, on both sides of the Atlantic, which provide employment and help support local economies. As two of the world's largest economies, opportunities for trade and investment are plentiful. Annually, hundreds of thousands of tourists from our respective nations travel to experience the landmarks, culture, and elements that define both as nations. Mr. Speaker, I know that I speak for many of my colleagues when I say that Chancellor Merkel's visit was certainly welcomed, and we look forward to building on our relationship. ____________________