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07/10/2011: Ambassador Cuisia Meets with Representative Farr of California

Ambassador Jose Cuisia, right, is shown with Representative Sam Farr of California.

07 OCTOBER 2011, WASHINGTON, D.C. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. engaged Representative Sam Farr of California in a conversation on the relations between the Philippines and the United States and on ways to further deepen the friendship between the two countries. Representative Farr is the U.S. Representative of the Democratic Party for California's 17th congressional district, serving since 1993.

Ambassador Cuisia congratulated Representative Farr for his accomplishments in the US Congress particularly on his advocacy for the oceans, agriculture, and housing. The Ambassador and the Representative also spoke about the vibrant Filipino community in California, particularly those in the Representative’s district. Representative Farr told the Ambassador that his father, Fred Farr who was California senator for many years, established the Filipino Center in Monterey.

Ambassador Cuisia and Representative Farr also talked about the Peace Corps in the Philippines, significant improvements in the Philippine economy, US military assistance, and successful partnership in counterterrorism. On the SAVE Our Industries Act (H.R. 2387), Representative Farr said he would certainly consider this proposed trade agreement between the Philippines and the United States.

Representative Farr is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies of the House Committee on Appropriations. He is also a member of the Philippines-United States Friendship Caucus. Representative Farr started his public service career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia in 1964.  END