Washington, DC — Today, Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement upon introducing the “Strengthening the Quad Act” to upgrade the Quadrilateral Dialogue (Quad) and establish a Quad Interparliamentary Working Group with Japan, Australia, and India: 

“It’s critical that democracies in the Indo-Pacific work together to uphold regional rules and deliver concrete benefits for the people of the region. President Biden deserves credit for elevating the Quad to the leader level, and regular Congressional engagement can further bolster the ties between the quad countries. My Strengthening the Quad Act calls for a comprehensive strategy to advance Quad cooperation. It also establishes a Quad Interparliamentary Working Group to enhance dialogue between the legislatures of the four Quad countries. The U.S. Congress will work to maintain a free, open, and resilient Indo-Pacific by advocating for a positive and practical Quad agenda." 

See the full bill text here.