Congressman Jim Costa spoke with members of the media about serving on the congressional delegation to Mexico's Presidential Inauguration.
"Clearly there is a lot that we can do to improve the well being of the Mexican people but it starts first with Mexico," Rep. Jim Costa said.
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Costa says being part of the delegation for Andrés Manuel López Obrador speaks to the importance of fostering a relationship between the United States and Mexico.
On social media, Costa wrote about discussing issues surrounding trade, border security, and immigration reform with President Obrador.
While serving as a delegate to #Mexico's presidential inauguration, I discussed issues important to our Valley & nation w/ new President @lopezobrador_, including #trade, #BorderSecurity, working together to improve the lives of the people of the Americas, & #ImmigrationReform. pic.twitter.com/QV0X3myrVS— Rep. Jim Costa (@RepJimCosta) December 2, 2018
He also mentioned meeting with Vice President Mike Pence about the upcoming farm bill and re-authorization of the Win Act.
I discussed legislation crucial for the future of the Valley & #California - including #trade, the upcoming #FarmBill vote, & the reauthorization of vital #water policy (the #WIINAct) - w/ @VP Mike Pence while representing our nation in #Mexico this weekend. pic.twitter.com/Qwk23HIpGY— Rep. Jim Costa (@RepJimCosta) December 2, 2018