On July 23, six British Members of Parliament (MPs) will arrive in Washington, D.C. to participate in the British American Parliamentary Group (BAPG) exchange program. The MPs will meet with Republican and Democratic members of Congress before traveling to their counterpart U.S. Representatives' home districts. The BAPG exchange has been bringing U.S. and UK leaders together since 1977 under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. These collaborations strengthen the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom that is necessary to solve global challenges.
This year, participating MPs representing the Conservative Party and Labour Party include Mr. Jack Brereton, Mr. David Duguid, Mr. Darren Jones, Mr. Damien Moore, Ms. Stephanie Peacock, and Mr. Matthew Western. They will experience U.S. regional diversity in Alabama, Arizona, Nevada, New York, and Wisconsin. The MPs will network with leaders and staffers, and discuss significant domestic and foreign policy issues at the federal, state, and local levels. The program concludes with a final meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Source: U.S. Department of State