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Visit to Australia by U.S. congressional delegation



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FOR MEDIA THURSDAY, 16 APRIL 1981

VISIT TO AUSTRALIA BY U.S. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION

The Prime Minister met today a visiting delegation from"the

Congress of the United States. The delegation led by

Speaker "Tip" O'Neill, and including representatives of

both Parties, is the most senior and influential Congressional

delegation to have visited Australia. The delegation's '

membership list is attached.

During 45 minutes of discussion between the Prime Minister

and members of the delegation matters of mutual interest

were discussed, including Australia/US relations and aspects

of the broader international scene.

In extending a warm welcome to the Congressional delegation

the Prime Minister re-affirmed the value of such high-level

exchanges between the US and Australia who are both close

allies and close friends. '

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Thomas S>, •O'Neill (Democrat - MsesRChURstts) Dan RoBienkowaki (Democrat - 33 Unpin) Silvio o, Conte (Republican - MassfiChueetts) John H, Rhodes (Republican - Arizona) Joseph o, Mini fib (Democrat - Mew Jersey) -

Joseph k , Hcbade (Republican - Pennsylvania) <5i>mps J. Howard (Democrat - · New Jersey) Tom Devil 1 (Democrat - AJ abams) Abrfiham KB?.e»n (Demcc-r ei - Texas) Charles B . Rangel (Democrat - Hew York) " C,W, Bill Young (Republican - Florida) R a l p h & , R e g u l a . ( R e p u b l i c a n - Ohio)

George O' P-rieh ( R e p u b l i c a n - Illinois) H&rtyn Rueao (Democrat - Illinois) - .

iHenry J , Hyde (Republican - J J l inoi a) ’