Senator Joe Manchin (D.W.Va.) is part of the U.S. delegation that will be traveling to Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum.
The theme of the meeting, which included hundreds of ministers from government and heads of state, was “Cooperation in a Fragmented World.” It stressed cooperation as countries are affected by the reduced economic development caused by the coronavirus pandemic in Ukraine and the war in Ukraine.
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The U.S. government is sending a delegation that includes senators and members of Cabinet.
The Cabinet members that went to Davos included Marty Walsh, Labor Secretary, Avril Haiines, National Intelligence Director Avril Hayines, Ambassador Katherine Tai, U.S. Trade Representative, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Samantha Power, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power and John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change.
People gather at the Davos Congress Center before the World Economic Forum begins in Davos (Switzerland), Monday, January 16, 2023. From Jan. 16 to Jan. 20, 2023, the annual meeting of World Economic Forum will be held in Davos.
The forum will be attended by Sens. Chris Coons, Maria Cantwell (D–DE), Joe Manchin (D–WV), and Mike Gallagher(R-WI), Darrell Issa (“R-CA”), Gregory Meeks (“D–NY”) are among the other members of Congress who will be attending the forum.
Other notable participants include Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, and Olaf Scholz (German Chancellor), among others.
The WEF will be closing on January 20th. It has been criticised for being an elite meeting that is out of touch. One of the main examples critics pointed to was calls to reduce emissions at previous meetings while private jets take many attendees to Davos.