Press Release

December 7, 2021
Cardin, Menendez, Rubio, Cassidy Introduce Senate Resolution on Enduring Bilateral Relationship Between United States and Dominican Republic

WASHINGTONBen Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Subcommittee On State Department And USAID Management, International Operations, joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ranking Member of the SFRC Subcommittee On Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, And Global Women’s Issues, And Bilateral International Development, and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) in introducing a Senate resolution reaffirming the importance of the partnership between the governments of the United States and the Dominican Republic. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the enduring diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties that bind the two nations and calls for furthering relations to advance mutual prosperity and security interests.

“I am proud to join my fellow Senators in recognizing President Abinader and the government of the Dominican Republic, for their efforts to advance economic prosperity and national security, and counter corruption in the country and the region,” said Senator Cardin. “We have strong cultural, economic and political ties with the Dominican Republic, and look forward to continuing our essential collaboration to address regional issues, including the situation in Haiti.”

“I’m proud to be joined by my colleagues in introducing this bipartisan resolution to celebrate the strength and significance of the United States’ relationship with the Dominican Republic,” Chairman Menendez said. “This resolution is an opportunity to celebrate the enduring bonds and shared democratic values that have allowed our countries to work together to reach common goals in addressing ongoing threats to democracy, security, human rights, and economic wellbeing in our hemisphere. I remain deeply committed to continue working with President Abinader and the vibrant Dominican-American diaspora in our country, especially in my home state of New Jersey, to strengthen our partnership and advance the welfare of our people.”

“I am proud to cosponsor a resolution that highlights the partnership between the Dominican Republic and the United States,” Senator Rubio said. “The Dominican Republic remains a dependable and key ally in the Caribbean amid the many economic, health, and security challenges our region has endured in the past few years. I am grateful for our nations’ continued joint cooperation on security and defense matters, strengthening the implementation of nearshoring initiatives in the Caribbean, and promoting human rights and democracy in our hemisphere.”

“The United States’ friendship with Dominican Republic is based upon proximity, strategic interest, economic and cultural ties,” said Dr. Cassidy. “The U.S. should always look for new ways to strengthen that friendship.”

Find a copy of the resolution HERE.