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The world is truly a global community, and Congresswoman Maloney is proud that her district is home to a diverse population of thousands of people whose ancestries trace back to all parts of the world. The Congresswoman believes that America should continue to strengthen its relations with other nations politically, economically, culturally, and socially.

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  • Hellenic Caucus: Congresswoman Maloney represents one of the largest Greek populations in the world, outside of Cyprus and Greece. As a supporter of strong U.S. relations with Greece and Cyprus, the Congresswoman is the founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues. The Caucus serves to bring a renewed congressional focus on key diplomatic, military, and human rights issues in this critical part of the world. The members of the Caucus introduce legislation, arrange briefings on current events, and disseminate information to interested parties. The topics on which the Caucus focuses include U.S. aid to Greece and Cyprus, the conflict on Cyprus, U.S. relations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the status of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and developments in the Aegean.

  • Armenian Genocide: As a member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Congresswoman Maloney works with her colleagues and the Armenian community to strengthen relations between the United States and Armenia. Additionally, Congresswoman Maloney has fought in Congress to have America officially recognize the Armenian genocide, especially considering its 100th anniversary in 2015.

  • Human Rights: Millions of innocent civilians have died or have been displaced because of the conflicts and human rights violations in countries such as Burma, Mexico and Sudan. As a fierce defender of human rights, Congresswoman Maloney has joined many of her colleagues in efforts to combat human rights violations throughout the world.

  • Qatar Affairs: As co-chair of the Qatari-American Caucus, Congresswoman Maloney worked to bring the Weill Cornell Medical Campus to Qatar.

  • Indian Affairs: In 2015 Congresswoman Maloney proposed a Congressional Resolution urging the United States Postal Service to issue a stamp to commemorate the Diwali holiday.

  • Boko Haram: Since Boko Haram’s capture of 267 schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria in 2014, Congresswoman Maloney has supported the effort to #BringBackOurGirls, and supports international efforts to help eradicate the terrorist and anti-American organization, Boko Haram.

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May 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  The Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing Thursday to discuss the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Greece. At the hearing, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues and member of the Financial Services Committee, asked the bipartisan panel of expert witnesses if they supported debt relief for Greece and IMF involvement in future assistance programs. All experts agreed that debt relief and IMF support were crucial for Greece’s recovery.

Dec 23, 2016 Press Release

Following the UN Security Council’s passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlements today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

Dec 21, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), senior member on the House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement today in support of calls for a Congressional investigation in response to the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Sep 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, yesterday hosted a joint meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, ahead of his swearing in on September 28, to discuss the future of Greece and the relationship between Greece and the United States. Representatives Lee Zeldin (NY-01), Dina Titus (NV-01), Niki Tsongas (MA-03), Anna Eshoo (CA-18) and John Sarbanes (MD-03) also joined the meeting.

Sep 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, previously passed by the Senate, sending the bill to the President’s desk. The Congresswoman urged her colleagues to pass this bill from the House floor earlier today, and those remarks can be viewed here.

Aug 23, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, following years of hard work and advocacy, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) was joined by Consul General of India Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das, and Chair of the Diwali Stamp Project Ranju Batra on the steps of City Hall to celebrate the USPS announcement of the issuance of a Diwali Commemorative Stamp.

Jun 8, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, recently joined a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Cyprus where she met with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus Kathleen Doherty and Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides to discuss the status of reunification negotiations between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders  and opportunities for economic growth in the region presented by the discovery of offshore natural gas.

Mar 29, 2016 In The News

Dozens of politicians, dignitaries and scholars gathered in Manhattan Tuesday in a show of solidarity with the victims of the deadly Easter terror attack in Pakistan.

"This incomprehensible savagery has been felt very strongly here," Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said at the gathering at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the Union Nations on E. 65th St.

“We are here today united to combat terrorist attacks in the world.”

Mar 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the terror attack at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore, Pakistan, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

Mar 22, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK In response to terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

“Today, all New Yorkers and all Americans stand in solidarity with and offer our deepest sympathies to the Belgian people as they face the horrors of this morning’s terror attacks. These acts of pure evil cannot and will not be tolerated by the United States and the broader international community.

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