Serial No. 109-194: U.S.-Mexico Relations: Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on the International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, April 26, 2006 [open pdf - 738KB]
From the opening statement of Dan Burton: "Today, the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere will hear testimony on the current state of relations between the United States and Mexico. In his National Security Strategy for 2006, President Bush urged a deepening of our ties to Mexico if we want to see cooperative policies be extended and carried out through the region of Latin America. He has also repeatedly illustrated how important it is to maintain a good relationship with Mexico, and I could not agree with the President more on this assessment. Mexico is the gateway to South America, both physically and intellectually, and we need to continue to work with the Government of Mexico if we wish to succeed in promoting growth and stability throughout the region and stemming the rising threats throughout our hemisphere. The border between us and Mexico is 1,980 miles long, and it is absolutely necessary that we have a good working relationship with the leadership of that country in solving our problems." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Elizabeth A. Whitaker, John M. Melle, Audrey Adams, Stephen Johnson, Robert A. Pastor, and Dan Burton.
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