WASHINGTON – Republican Congressman John Kline will be taking a trip to Latin America with House Speaker John Boehner and other House members in January.
The Washington Post reports that the congressional delegation will visit Brazil, Colombia and Mexico on a week-long trip starting Jan. 8. Kline spokesman Troy Young would not confirm that itinerary and said only that the trip will “focus on economic and security issues in the Western hemisphere.”
Kline chairs the House’s Education and Workforce Committee and sits on the Armed Services Committee and is considered a close ally of Boehner’s.
Other participants reportedly include Reps. Dan Boren (D-OK), Dave Camp (R-MI), Doc Hastings (R-WA), Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Greg Walden (R-OK). Like Kline, Camp, Hastings and Walden all chair powerful House committees.