Congressional Testimonies

Includes full text of statements given by Mexico Institute staff before members of Congress.

Issues in this Series

Testimony at the House Committee on Homeland Security, "Taking Down the Cartels: Examining United States – Mexico Cooperation"

Christopher Wilson
On April 2, 2014, Christopher Wilson, Mexico Institute's Associate testified in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security, addressing the issue of U.S.-Mexico security in particular regarding to cartel violence and activity.

Duncan Wood Testifies Before Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Duncan Wood
Mexico's security strategy is evolving with a focus on coordination and violence reduction. Although tensions have emerged in the short term, the long term offers a number of prospects for fruitful collaboration between the United States and Mexico in the security arena.

Testimony before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: NAFTA at Twenty - Accomplishments, Challenges, and the Way Forward

Duncan Wood
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood offered his testimony regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at a hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. In his testimony, he addressed what the goal of the agreement was when it was negotiated, what the potential of the region is today, and what is missing to fully realize the potential of today’s North America.

Improving Security and Facilitating Commerce with Mexico at America’s Southern Border

Christopher Wilson
On December 9, 2013, Christopher Wilson testified in front of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs,Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, addressing the issue of U.S.-Mexico trade and border management. His testimony focused on the development of a multifaceted approach to border management that promotes security, trade and competitiveness, and a high quality of life for those living in the border region.

Ad-hoc Hearing: Redefining Border Security - Border Communities Demand to be Heard in the Comprehensive Immigration Debate

Christopher Wilson
Testifying at an ad-hoc hearing in front of Border Caucus members Rep. Grijalva, Rep. Vela, and Rep. O'Rourke, Mexico Institute Associate Christopher Wilson addressed the important issue of U.S.-Mexico trade in the context of the current immigration reform debate.

Subcommittee Hearing: U.S. Energy Security: Enhancing Partnerships with Mexico and Canada

Duncan Wood
On March 14, 2013, Duncan Wood, Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. The hearing, titled “U.S. Energy Security: Enhancing Partnerships with Mexico and Canada,” included a discussion of the Keystone XL pipeline and the Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement.

Remarks for House Forum on Violence and Firearms Trafficking to Mexico

Eric L. Olson
Prepared for a Congressional Forum on Violence and Firearms Trafficking to Mexico, held on Thursday, June 30, 2011.

Testimony Before Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: A Shared Responsibility: Counternarcotics and Citizen Security in the Americas

Eric L. Olson
Prepared for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations' Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Narcotics Affairs. March 31, 2011.

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