Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues

Congresswoman Maloney 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.

Congresswoman Maloney first founded the caucus in 1996 with former Congressman Michael Bilirakis and now co-chairs with caucus with his son, Rep. Gus Bilirakis. She represents one of the largest Greek populations in the world, outside of Cyprus and Greece and is a steadfast supporter of strong U.S. relations with Greece and Cyprus.

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Aug 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues and Congressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance, represented by Congresswoman Carolyn B.

Aug 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair and co-founder of the Hellenic Caucus, Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) led a group of 16 bipartisan Members of Congress in condemning the Republic of Turkey’s reckless actions in the Eastern Mediterranean that have increased tensions between North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members.

Jul 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair and co-founder of the House Hellenic Caucus, today joined the American Hellenic Institute to commemorate the 46thanniversary of Turkey’s illegal invasion of Cyprus. Following the event, the Congresswoman released the below statement.

Jul 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-founder and co-chair of Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, and Gus M. Bilirakis (FL-12), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, today reintroduced their resolution which calls on Turkey to cease any and all actions that violate the rights and religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

The resolution urges the Turkish Government to respect religious freedoms and rights as defined international law and by the European Union, to which Turkey has sought membership for more than a decade.

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

On Tuesday, June 30, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Co-Chair and Co-founder of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, joined with the Congressional Hellenic Israel Alliance and Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-03) to host a panel discussion on Turkey’s destabilizing actions in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Jan 8, 2020 Press Release

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Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, released the following statement after today’s meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Mar 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, just after Greek Independence Day, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) introduced a resolution calling on Great Britain to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Jul 27, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, released the following statement after the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 which includes provisions holding Turkey accountable for its aggressions. The Congresswoman represents one of the largest communities of Hellenic Americans in the country. 

“I am glad to see that the NDAA conferees agreed that the immediate transfer of F-35s to Turkey should be paused and reassessed. I have joined many colleagues in opposing this transfer.

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, spoke on the House floor Wednesday evening during a Special Order organized by Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), the co-chair of the Hellenic Caucus, to highlight the importance of the US-Cyprus relationship. Maloney represents one of the largest communities of Greek Americans in the country. Her remarks as prepared for delivery are below.

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to show my strong and unwavering support for the U.S.-Cyprus relationship.

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, today introduced a House Resolution calling for a fair and mutually agreed-upon name for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, or FYROM, according to U.S. foreign policy priorities.