U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Joe Crowley (D-Queens/Bronx) have been selected to escort the new South Korean President to the House chamber on Wednesday for her address to a Joint Session of Congress.
The two Congressmembers are among a small handful of lawmakers chosen to serve on the prestigious escort committee for President Park Geun-hye, the first female president of South Korea who took office this past January.
"Being selected to help escort President Park to the House chamber for her historic address to Congress is a tremendous privilege," said Meng. "With Korean Americans in my family, I'm personally honored to be among those who will meet and greet President Park as she prepares to speak to America. The excitement surrounding her upcoming speech continues to grow, and I'm looking forward to it with great enthusiasm."
"Korea is one of our most important allies and I am honored to be a part of the escort committee for President Park's historic visit," said Crowley. "President Park's visit during these trying times is a clear sign of the enduring ties between our two countries, and I look forward to her remarks on how we can continue to build upon our strong relationship."
Meng and Crowley were selected for the escort committee by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The committee is comprised of representatives and senators from both parties.
President Park arrived in the United States on Sunday and heads back to South Korea later this week.