President Felipe Calderón Addresses A Joint Meeting of Congress

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This morning, President Felipe Calderón of Mexico will address a Joint Meeting of Congress at 11 AM EST. You can watch the address live on»

On announcing the invitation to address Congress last month, Speaker Pelosi said:

Congress will warmly welcome President Calderón to the Capitol when he visits the United States next month as part of his state visit. As President of Mexico, our neighbor and friend, we look forward to hearing President Calderón's message to the American people, and his views on ways to strengthen our border communities, fight organized crime, and reinforce the essential partnership between our two nations.

Our countries may be separated by a border, but we share much in common — our values of faith, family, and love of our respective countries. Relations with Mexico are of utmost importance to the United States. President Calderón's address to Congress will provide us with a renewed opportunity to strengthen our bonds of friendship, discuss our shared challenges, and embrace common opportunities.

Speaker Pelosi's guests for President Calderon's Joint Meeting Address:

Ambassador Carlos Pascual, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

The Honorable John A. Pérez, Speaker of the Assembly, State of California

The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Ms. Dolores C. Huerta

Ms. Rosa Rosales, President, League of United Latin American Citizens

Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

Rev. Luis Cortes, President and CEO, Esperanza USA

Arturo Vargas, President, NALEO

Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State

Jim Jones, Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

Henry Munoz, Chair of the Commission for a National Museum of the American Latino

Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum

Rosario Anaya, Executive Director of the Mission Vocational School in San Francisco

Santiago “Sam” Ruiz, Executive Director of the Mission Neighborhood Center in San Francisco

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