Introducing the U.S.-Mexico Task Force

The Center for American Progress

529 14th St. NW

13th Floor

Washington, DC

November 6, 2017

1:00 P.M. ET

The Center for American Progress, the McCain Institute for International Leadership, Woodrow Wilson Mexico Institute and George W. Bush Institute in Dallas are coming together to launch the U.S.-Mexico Task Force, co-chaired by Former Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott, in an effort to examine and strengthen the U.S.-Mexico relationship.

In the coming months, the U.S.-Mexico Task Force will be inviting policy makers from Capitol Hill, state governments and stakeholders from both sides of the border to participate in a series of conversations—in Washington, DC and beyond—about the need to preserve and strengthen one of the United States’ most important and complex relationships.


Introductory Remarks

Dan Restrepo, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


First Panel 


Dulce Anayasaenz, Political Strategist

Lorna Romero, Vice President of Communications and Advocacy, Molera Alvarez

Miguel Solis, President, The Latino Center for Leadership Development

Moderated by: 

Former Senator Tom Daschle, Co-Chair, The U.S.-Mexico Task Force



Ambassador Michael Polt, Senior Director, the McCain Institute for International Leadership

Duncan Wood, Director, Wilson Center Mexico Institute


Second Panel


Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY)

Representative Will Hurd (R-TX)

Representative Norma Torres (D-CA)

Moderated by:

Former Senator Trent Lott, Co-Chair, The U.S.-Mexico Task Force


Concluding Remarks

Matt Rooney, Director, Economic Growth, The George W. Bush Institute