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January 22, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger, the Chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee in the House of Representatives, announced that she will attend the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland.  This annual meeting brings together leaders in politics, business, academia, the arts and the non-profit sector from around the world for an intensive discussion of economics and geopolitics. 

Congresswoman Granger was one of just seven Members of the House of Representatives to receive an invitation, due to her role as Chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, and her recognized expertise in the areas of foreign policy and foreign aid. 

“The World Economic Forum is a unique opportunity to engage with world leaders and experts in many different fields on ways to create global economic growth, and deal with challenges related to globalization, security and defense in a fast-changing world” Granger said.  “I look forward to contributing to this important dialogue, and learning from the experience of the other accomplished guests.”

Other prominent attendees at this year’s conference include:

  • David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
  • Shimon Peres, President of Israel
  • Christine Lagarde, Director of the International Monetary Fund
  • Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia
  • Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank
  • Henry Kissinger, Former US Secretary of State
  • Enda Kenny, Prime Minister of Ireland
  • Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • King Abdullah of Jordan
  • Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations
  • Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland
  • Tom Donahue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce
  • Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives