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Highlights of 2017 visitors:

September 11, 2017


His Excellency Luis Videgaray Caso, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, accompanied by six officials from the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, paid a visit to the Capitol on September 11. They met with Governor Jerry Brown and attended a roundtable discussion with eight members of the California Legislature. Here, Secretary Videgaray is pictured with Senator Kevin de León and the Honorable Liliana Ferrer, Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento.

July 19, 2017


The Honorable Marlene Kairouz, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Control of the Parliament of Victoria, Australia, visited the Capitol to learn more about California regulations and programs in her field. The Minister met with many organizations, including the Bureau of Gambling Control, Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, and more. Minister Kairouz is pictured here with the Honorable Bill Dodd, Chair of the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization.

July 13, 2017


Six Members of the National Parliament of Djibouti visited the Capitol on July 13th, participating in a State Department program on State and Local Government. They were introduced on the Senate Floor by Senator Richard Pan. Two of the Djibouti elected officials are pictured here with Senator Holly Mitchell.

July 10, 2017


A delegation of 25 fellows from multiple countries in Africa participating in the State Department’s Mandela Fellowship program visited the Capitol to attend meetings on California’s government and energy infrastructure. They are pictured here with Senator Holly Mitchell after being introduced on the Floor from the Senate Gallery.

June 29, 2017


The Honorable Victor Manuel Lemagne Sanchez, Member of Parliament of Cuba, visited the Capitol and was introduced on the Senate floor by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Mr. Lemagne’s visit marks the first time since 2001 that a representative of the Federation of Cuban Workers Union has been granted a visa to visit with members of the U.S. labor movement.

June 22, 2017


Fifteen business leaders from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (JCCNC) and the Japan Business Association (JBA) visited the Capitol for their annual visit. They were introduced on the Senate floor by the Honorable Kevin de León, Senate President pro Tempore, and attended various meetings with legislators and executives in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

June 5, 2017


The Honorable Liliana Ferrer, newly appointed Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, was honored with a welcome reception after being introduced on the Senate Floor. She is photographed here with Senator Ed Hernandez and Senator Jim Beall.

May 22, 2017


The Honorable Alexander Hart Greenwich, Member of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales, Australia, is pictured here addressing the California State Senate on his ongoing fight for marriage equality and his advocacy for LGBT rights.

May 2, 2017


The Honorable Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Consul General, and the Honorable Sebastien Jaunet, Deputy Consul General in San Francisco, visited the Capitol his first protocol visit since taking office in 2016. The Consul General is pictured here meeting with the Honorable Kevin de León, Senate President pro Tempore.

March 13, 2017


The Honorable Frances Fitzgerald, Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland, (pictured here with the Honorable Nancy Skinner) visited the Capitol, accompanied by Consul General Philip Grant. They were introduced on the Senate Floor by the Honorable Bill Monning.

March 9, 2017


Six officials from Canada, including Consul General in Los Angeles James Villeneuve, Consul General in San Francisco Brandon Lee and Director General of North America Advocacy Jim Nickel, visited the Senate to celebrate Canada Day at the Capitol. President pro Tempore Kevin de León introduced the delegation on the Senate Floor.

February 16, 2017


Six Mexican Senators from the Commission on Foreign Affairs, North America, visited the Capitol accompanied by a staff member, eight members of the Mexican business community and two officials from the Mexican Consulate General in Sacramento. The delegation attended a round table meeting with Senators Kevin de León, Bill Monning, Jean Fuller, Benjamin Allen, Ben Hueso, Ricardo Lara and Tony Mendoza.