Nancy Pelosi and Anna Eshoo are in Qatar

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Anna Eshoo are part of a bipartisan congressional delegation that arrived today in Doha, Qatar.

“This evening our delegation met with His Excellency Dr. Khalid al-Attiya, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, to discuss U.S.-Qatar relations and security issues in the Middle East, Asia and Africa,” Pelosi, D-San Francisco, said in a news release. “We also thanked His Excellency for Qatar’s hospitality in hosting the U.S. military at Al Udeid Air Base and other facilities, which serve as logistics, command and basing hubs for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) areas of operations, including Afghanistan.”

“We are always honored to meet with our brave men and women in uniform on official trips abroad,” she said. “I am pleased this year to once again visit on Mother’s Day weekend and look forward to expressing our deep gratitude to the many mothers serving in our U.S. Armed Forces as continue this delegation visit.”

Besides Pelosi and Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, the other delegation members are Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio; Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.; and Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala.

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Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.