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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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.

Feb 8, 2018 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, Wednesday reintroduced a resolution calling on Turkey to cease its violations of the rights and religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The resolution, H.Res.

Feb 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), leaders of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, today requested that the Committee on Foreign Affairs hold a hearing on their House Resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Greece.

Dec 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement after the House voted to pass H.Res.407 - Condemning the persecution of Christians around the world.

“Freedom of religion is a core American principle and a key component for peace and stability around the world. Yet, we see, far too often, individuals and groups targeted based on religion.

Dec 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, today urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to affirm the United States’ support of the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s suggestion that it should be renegotiated.

Dec 7, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney with Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

 

Jul 20, 2017 In The News

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney called for vigilance in calling out all Turkish aggression and said that Cyprus needs to be reunified and Turkish troops must be removed.

Maloney, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, addressed the American Hellenic Institute’s annual Breakfast Briefing commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the illegal Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, addressed the American Hellenic Institute’s annual Breakfast Briefing commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the illegal Turkish invasion of Cyprus. After the breakfast, the Congresswoman released the following statement:

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