United States - Death of Jim Oberstar, co-founder of the Congressional French Caucus
France was saddened to learn of the death of former Congressman Jim Oberstar, who represented Minnesota in the House of Representatives and co-founded the French-American friendship group in Congress (the Congressional French Caucus).
He was a Commander of the National Order of Merit, a true connoisseur of our culture and always worked actively to promote the friendship between our two countries.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and pay tribute to the memory of this friend of France.
The Congressional French Caucus, which was created in 2003, has about 100 members. It plays a key role in French-American relations.