Sense of Senate Resolution Commending Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

Mr. President, today I am introducing a Sense of Senate Resolution commending Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his extraordinary leadership in protecting Colombia’s natural environment.  Anyone who has lived in, traveled to, or read about Colombia knows it is a country of exceptional beauty and biological diversity.  It is also home to many indigenous groups that have played an indispensable role as environmental stewards of their territories.  During the years of his presidency, President Santos’s efforts have not only established Colombia as a global environmental leader, they will provide lasting benefits to future generations and to the international community.

On September 21st, President Santos will be honored by the National Geographic Society for his efforts to protect Colombia’s natural environment, and I believe the United States Senate should also recognize his achievements.  

The text of the resolution can be found here.

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