02.16.17

Peters to Travel to Munich Security Conference with Bipartisan Congressional Delegation

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, will join a bipartisan Congressional delegation attending the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany this weekend.

“America faces a range of national security challenges across the globe - from the threat of terrorism, to Russian aggression to North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. It is more important than ever that the United States stand firm with our allies, and I am looking forward to these critical discussions in Munich,” said Senator Peters, a former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

The conference is one of the world’s biggest foreign and security policy gatherings, where the Members of Congress will meet with high-ranking government officials to discuss political, economic, and military and security issues affecting transatlantic relations, including America’s bilateral and regional relationships.

Senator Peters will be joined by Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Senator Benjamin Sasse (R-NE), Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-CT), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA), Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX), Representative Michael Turner (R-OH), and Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL).

Last year, Senator Peters joined a Congressional delegation traveling to Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Estonia, and Iceland, where the delegation discussed with allies national security issues, including the threat from Russian aggression and the importance of U.S. partnerships with European allies.