WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), on Monday released a statement following his travel on a bipartisan, bicameral congressional delegation to Mexico City.

“Reducing the amount of deadly fentanyl that is getting into the United States has to be a higher priority in our relationship with Mexico. This weekend, I was grateful to meet with President López Obrador and members of his cabinet for a good, honest discussion about how our countries can better work together on a number of issues, including fentanyl and gun trafficking, migration, and trade. I’m also glad this our delegation had equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans, from both the Senate and House. We have to keep politics out of our relationship with Mexico, and this trip helped reinforce this idea,” said Murphy.

During SFRC hearings, Murphy has repeatedly highlighted the importance of improving collaboration with Mexico to stem the flow of fentanyl into the United States.