What Does the New US Congress Mean for Latin America and Energy?

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Latin America has increasingly figured in the headlines with the commencement of the 116th US Congress in January on the horizon. Among these stories are key developments for the energy sector: the newly minted USMCA free trade agreement, new governments in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia, continued debate over Venezuela, and the role of US energy exports to the region, particularly natural gas and LNG. Meanwhile, President Trump and his administration have ratcheted up the rhetoric with respect to the region in recent weeks, the Democrats have regained control in the House of Representatives, and new committee chairs will attempt to reshape the agenda in both chambers. With many questions on the table, Latin America’s evolving role in US trade and foreign policy and the resulting shifts in hemispheric energy relations demand further analysis. 

Join us for an important discussion on the USMCA trade agreement and other implications of the new Congress for US-Latin America energy relations.

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AGENDA

8:45am – 9:00am

 

Coffee and Registration

 

9:00am – 9:15am

 

Welcome Remarks

 

 

 

Lisa Viscidi, Program Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue (@lviscidi)

 

9:15am – 9:45am            

 

Keynote Address

 

 

 

Nelson Cunningham, President, McLarty Associates (@therealNWC)

 

9:45am – 11:00am

 

Panel: Congress, USMCA, and Energy

 

   

Moderator     

Jeremy M. Martin, Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Institute of the Americas (@jermartinioa)

 

    Panelists           

Katherine Tai, Chief Trade Counsel (Democratic Staff), Committee on Ways and Means, US House of Representatives

 

     

Neil Brown, Director, KKR Global Institute

 

     

Daniel Kastholm, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings

 

     

Mark Nelson, Regional Vice President, Sempra Energy

 

Energy & Resources Committee Members