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Full Record of Democrats and Republicans Attending Davos WEF

President Joe Biden is skipping the World Financial Discussion board in Davos this yr, as a substitute sending a delegation of lawmakers to Switzerland, the place politicians, enterprise leaders and different notable public figures are assembly to debate world challenges.

Former President Donald Trump additionally didn’t attend this yr, regardless of attending the summit when he was president. It is not uncommon apply for presidents to skip Davos. Barack Obama, George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush all skipped Davos throughout their presidencies.

Here’s a full listing of Democrats and Republicans attending the WEF in Davos:

Above, former Secretary of State John Kerry attends a session throughout the World Financial Discussion board (WEF) annual assembly on January 24, 2019, in Davos, Switzerland. Kerry was among the many U.S. lawmakers attending the 2023 summit, this yr because the U.S. local weather envoy.
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Democrats

Marty Walsh

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke at a Yahoo Finance Dwell panel on Tuesday the place he mentioned inflation, the economic system, and different challenges within the coming yr.

Speaking about immigration, Walsh mentioned on the panel: “We’re at a drawback as a result of different nations have methods to import immigrant staff into their nations for giant tech jobs, for working in eating places. We do not have that pathway—not less than a large enough pathway.”

John Kerry

The 79-year-old local weather envoy mentioned on a panel on Tuesday that the world was not appearing with sufficient urgency to save lots of itself from the local weather disaster.

The one method of stopping world warming is “cash, cash, cash,” Kerry mentioned. “So how will we get there? Effectively, the lesson I’ve discovered within the final years and I discovered it as [secretary of state] and I’ve discovered it since, strengthened in spades is cash, cash, cash, cash, cash, cash, cash, cash, cash.

“I am sorry to say that, I imply, sure expertise, sure thrilling new initiatives, sure organizing profitable races politically…however now we have to go additional,” he added.

Kerry mentioned that cooling China-U.S. tensions could hinder the battle in opposition to local weather change.

Janet Yellen

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met with Chinese language Vice Premier Liu He whereas touring overseas in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday.

Chris Coons

The Delaware Democrat appeared on the America (Un)Sure panel on Tuesday.

Senators Coons, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia additionally met with enterprise CEOs at a personal luncheon at Davos. Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp additionally attended.

Joe Manchin

Manchin, the business-friendly Democrat for West Virginia, appeared on the America (Un)Sure panel on Tuesday and dined with enterprise leaders on the discussion board.

“Let me simply say actual fast—the American individuals, mainly, I believe are drained and really, very upset with how the operations are…going whether or not it may very well be in excessive states or excessive Congress that now we have,” Manchin mentioned throughout the panel.

“The issue that now we have is the open press system and mainly all of the platforms. So in case you’re capable of have 5 platforms, social platforms, you may mainly personify the extremes as someone who’s extraordinarily proper or extraordinarily left, and it looks as if that’s the majority talking,” he mentioned. “They are not the bulk, however they’re mainly driving all people to decide.”

He later apologized for his feedback after critics slammed his feedback as attacking the First Modification.

Mikie Sherrill

New Jersey Democratic Consultant Mikie Sherrill shared the stage with Manchin and Coons on Tuesday and met with enterprise leaders.

J.B. Pritzker

The Democratic governor of Illinois was additionally on the identical panel, the place he mentioned the U.S. would not hit its inflation goal “for a really very long time.”

“Effectively, their intention is to convey it again right down to 2 %, as you understand, however I’ve to say my expectation is that that may take a really very long time and that we won’t depend on elevating rates of interest till that occurs,” he mentioned. “If you wish to see a large recession, that is what it could lead to.”

Republicans:

Maria Elvira Salazar

Florida Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar joined a panel of Republicans at Davos, talking about Ukraine and immigration.

The Cuban-American mentioned that the USA would “liberate” Europe in 2023 because it did many years in the past in World Conflict II.

“I do imagine that no matter any discussions or doubts of the hundred billion {dollars} that now we have donated or given to the Ukrainians to defend themselves, we’ll on the finish vote, not less than my vote to proceed with the Ukrainians till they win,” Salazar mentioned.

Brian Kemp

The Georgia governor was on a panel with Sinema, Coons, Manchin, Salazar, Sherrill and Pritzker. Norwegian diplomat and WEF president Børge Brende led the dialog.

Kemp urged that the 2 events might work collectively to sort out huge nationwide issues resembling crime.

“Each governor within the nation is coping with fentanyl disaster, avenue gang disaster, human trafficking,” he mentioned. “A lot may very well be solved…and whereas we’re engaged on this stuff, safe the dang border.”

Independents:

Kyrsten Sinema

The Arizona senator, who lately modified her social gathering affiliation from Democrat to unbiased, reiterated her assist for the filibuster, through which lawmakers delay a debate on proposed laws with the intention of delaying or totally stopping it from passing.

“And we nonetheless do not agree on eliminating the filibuster?” Manchin mentioned.

“That is appropriate,” Sinema replied whereas high-fiving Manchin.