More on Overseas Americans
Washington, DC – This week, the Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO) honored Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) with an award celebrating her work on behalf of more than 6.32 million Americans living abroad. The AARO delegation visited Washington, D.C. for a round of meetings with Members of Congress and staff, advocating on a variety of issues its members grapple with overseas. Inscribed on the award is a message that reads, “In Gratitude For Her Unfailing Support For the Rights of Americans Living and Working Overseas.” The AARO delegation consisted of AARO President Lucy Laedrich, Vice President Ellen Labelle, representatives from the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas, and American Citizens Abroad. Congresswoman Maloney has been a staunch supporter for Americans living overseas, having founded the Americans Abroad Caucus and advocating for uniformed absentee voting procedures and access to banking services.
Maloney, Honda, Rangel introduce bill to create bipartisan commission on how U.S. government serves Americans living overseas
WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Mike Honda (D-CA), and Charles Rangel (D-NY) have introduced H.R.6263, legislation to create a Federal commission to study the impact of government policies upon the millions of Americans living overseas.
WASHINGTON, DC – News that the Pentagon’s Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) reversed itself and will make available both versions of the voter registration and absentee ballot form for overseas Americans was greeted as good news by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney and advocates for overseas Americans in Congress.
Rep. Maloney introduces bill to help eliminate uncertainty in absentee ballot process for Americans abroad
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced legislation, H.R. 5828, with Reps. Charles Gonzalez (D-TX) and Michael Honda (D-CA), which would help eliminate uncertainty for military and overseas voters when they request an absentee ballot this year that they will get ballots for each of the elections for the complete general election cycle when voting absentee.
WASHINGTON, DC – Americans Abroad Caucus Co-Chairs, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) sent a letter to Chairman Barney Frank and Ranking Member Bachus of the Financial Services Committee, of which Rep. Maloney is a senior member, requesting a hearing to look at current U.S. banking laws and regulations that may prevent Americans living overseas from accessing U.S. banking services.
Washington DC –Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Michael Honda (D-CA) authored an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 2647, which would create an Overseas Voting Advisory Board to assist the Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), the lead agency empowered to assist overseas voters, whether military or civilian. H.R. 2647 is expected to be passed by the House later today.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) issued this statement in response to the naming of Robert H. Carey to the position of Director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) within the Department of Defense:
WASHINGTON, DC – Responding to reports that taxpaying Americans living abroad are being denied access to bank accounts due to regulatory uncertainty, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Geithner asking him to outline what steps are being taken to protect overseas American’s access to financial services.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the Americans Abroad Caucus, and Congressman Michael M. Honda (D-CA) have re-introduced H.R. 1739, to protect the voting rights of millions of U.S. uniformed services and overseas citizen voters . The bill amends the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) to directly affect the ability of military and overseas voters to successfully request and cast absentee ballots, eliminate known burdens on election officials, and provide the means to concretely improve outreach and services to military and overseas voters.
Reps. Maloney and Honda Introduce Bill to Bring Oversight to Voting Program Office for Americans Abroad
WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Michael Honda (D-CA) have reintroduced the “Fixing the Federal Voting Assistance Program Act” (H.R. 1659) which would strengthen oversight of the Federal office charged with helping overseas military and civilian voters.