Davos-Bound: Sunbelt, California Republicans

Photograph by Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The World Economic Forum logo inside the Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 20, 2014.

The January recess of the U.S. Congress gone home from Washington coincides nicely, it turns out, with the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

So Davos it is, for a delegation of House Republicans.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor,  a Virginia Republican, will lead a delegation of his fellow House Republicans attending the forum this week, as our colleague David Lightman at McClatchy Newspapers notes.

On board with Cantor:  House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling of Texas, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa of California, Reps. Kay Granger of Texas, Patrick McHenry of North Carolina and Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida.

Cantor calls the forum “an excellent opportunity to meet with world leaders to discuss shared national security challenges and partnerships.” McHenry says:  “The nature of today’s global economy requires public and private sector leaders to regularly engage to improve our communities.” And Diaz-Balart notes: “This symposium provides a forum to exchange ideas and gather insight to the many challenging economic, political, and security issues facing the U.S. and our global partners.”

It’s sheer coincidence, we’re sure, that the delegation is leaving Virginia, Texas, California, North Carolina and Florida — warmer climes — for a place where skiing is in high season.

Though it is snowing in Virginia today and later this week.


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