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Asia delegation includes 2 Mich. congressmen

Melissa Burke
Detroit News Washington Bureau

Two Michigan lawmakers are part of a congressional delegation to Asia focused on issues including trade and human rights.

U.S. Reps. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, and Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, are among a group of nine Democrats and one Republican expected to arrive in Cambodia on Saturday, led by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. Other stops will include Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar and Korea.

Pelosi said the delegation is interested in part in how the region’s economy and markets could be affected by the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord whose negotiations are nearing completion.

Separately, House Speaker John Boehner led a Republican delegation of 10 lawmakers to visit the north of England on Friday.