Maloney Reintroduces Bill to Better Examine Concerns of Americans Living Abroad

May 26, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) co-chair of the Americans Abroad Caucus, reintroduced the Commission on Americans Living Abroad Act to create an Executive Commission to comprehensively study and address the effects of federal policies on Americans living overseas.

"Americans living and working abroad are directly impacted by federal policy and it’s long past time that the federal government listened to their concerns,” said Rep. Maloney. “I’ve heard from countless constituents who have faced problems related to voting, immigration, access to financial institutions, and taxation. We need to comprehensively study and address the effects of these federal policies and listen to the concerns of all Americans. I hope that through creating this commission we will gain a better understanding of the issues and be better able to coordinate with these communities towards more robust representation.”

The Commission on Americans Living Abroad Act would create an Executive Commission with the main purpose of examining the concerns of Americans working and living abroad. The Commission creates a 10-member panel to examine the impact of federal policymaking on U.S. citizens abroad. The resulting study would then be used by Congress and the Executive Branch when considering the best steps to engage the abroad community and ensure their voices are heard.