A former United States Representative who represented the State of Texas in the U.S. Congress for 28 years; prior to that, he was in law enforcement and served in the United States Army. He served on three major congressional committees.
Honorable Solomon Ortiz is the Vice Chairman of Board of Directors of the American Global Institute. Congressman Solomon Ortiz represented the State of Texas in the U.S. Congress for 28 years; prior to that, he was in law enforcement and served in the United States Army. He served on three major congressional committees, including: the Armed Services Committee (governing military and national security policy), the Natural Resources Committee (which controls oil and gas policy – plus matters related to oceans and water resources), and the Transportation Committee (responsible for all transportation policy, building of infrastructure). Ortiz’ primary expertise centered on U.S. military readiness and national security matters. In Congress, Ortiz was an influential player, with close friends throughout the Congress and high-ranking members of the Obama Administration. Internationally, Ortiz is well known throughout the Far East, Central Asia, Europe and South America, from decades of travel associated with U.S. military policy and private business development. He also served on several informal –– Congressional caucuses that exercised clout at the highest levels on matters related to border security, oil and gas policy, free trade, international affairs, domestic law enforcement, and many more. A longtime supporter of free trade, Ortiz supported – and got other Members of Congress to support – the 2006 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the United States. He remains active in national affairs since his retirement from Congress, working with international partners in educating new congress members about international affairs, transnational security, and global energy policy.Make an Appiontment