Ambassador Cornstein and the U.S. Embassy welcomed a delegation of eight Members of Congress to Hungary July 1-3, 2019. The delegation, led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, traveled to Budapest to examine current developments in Hungary and the U.S.-Hungary relationship, including security and defense issues, the state of the rule of law and democratic institutions, and conditions for civil society, independent media, and academic freedom.
The delegation met with a range of government officials, fellow legislators, political opposition leaders, NGO representatives, journalists, and other experts, and visited Parliament, Central European University, the Aurora Center, and the Dohány Street Synagogue.
Meeting with NGO representatives (Embassy photo by Attila Németh)
Senator Ben Cardin and Representatives Steve Cohen, Tom Cole, Garret Graves, Val Demings, Gregory Meeks, and Gwen Moore joined Majority Leader Hoyer for the working visit.