Five U.S. Senators from the Senate Appropriations Committee visiting New Zealand as part of a regional tour. They will be meeting with a wide range of people from the public and private sectors, and from academia, to discuss US-NZ bilateral relations, economics, business, agriculture, and regional security. As well as being members of the Appropriations Committee, the Senators also sit on various committees including Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Armed Services; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Finance and the Judiciary. This is delegation is being led by Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama.