Huizenga Formally Expands Reach of Dutch Caucus
Washington, July 26, 2018
Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced the formal name change of the Congressional Caucus on the Netherlands to the Congressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Under this expansion, the Caucus will include discussions involving the islands of Aruba, Curacao, and St. Maarten as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Congressman Huizenga serves as the Republican co-chair of the “Dutch Caucus” with Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA).
“The United States and the Kingdom of the Netherlands have shared robust economic, security, and cultural ties for centuries,” said Chairman Huizenga. “In that time, Congressional relationships with our allies across the Atlantic have played an important role in strengthening the ties between our two countries. By changing the name of the Caucus to the Congressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands we can develop a more inclusive dialogue that addresses issues concerning Europe while also having discussion to strengthen ties in the Caribbean with the islands of Aruba, Curacao, and St. Maarten.”