The FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act includes funding for the United States’ participation in international fairs and expositions abroad
This funding can be used for the construction of a U.S. pavilion at the Osaka World Expo in 2025 – a prerequisite to securing Minnesota’s bid to host a Specialized World Expo in 2027
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Representative Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced that President Biden has signed legislation into law authorizing funding for the U.S.’s participation in international fairs and expositions abroad, which could include building a U.S. pavilion at the 2025 World Expo in Osaka, Japan.
This follows the Biden administration’s approval to grant federal recognition to Minnesota’s proposal to host a Specialized World Expo in 2027. Titled “Expo 2027 Minnesota – Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Wellness and Well-Being for All,” this event would bring the world together to showcase the best of innovation and accomplishment in health and wellness, including highlighting the Upper Midwest’s important contributions in this field.
Construction of a U.S. pavilion at the Osaka World Expo is a prerequisite to securing Minnesota’s bid to host a Specialized World Expo in 2027.
“There’s no better place to showcase the exchange of ideas and American ingenuity than Minnesota,” said Klobuchar. “The enactment of this legislation helps us get one step closer to highlighting our state’s strong offerings in health and wellness to the world. I’m proud of Minnesota’s leadership in this sector, and I will continue working to ensure we have the opportunity to show off the very best Minnesota and the country have to offer the world.”
“World Expos are opportunities to strengthen our international relationships and showcase American innovation on the world stage,” said Phillips. “This is exactly how Congress should work - Republicans and Democrats on main street and in Congress coming together to bring commerce and ideas right to our doorstep.”
The authorization of funding for the U.S.’s participation in international fairs and expositions was included in the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. In August, Klobuchar and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced legislation to provide funding specifically for the construction of a U.S. pavilion at the 2025 World Expo in Osaka.
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