Washington, DC.- The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) welcomes news of five members of Congress joining the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, announced National President Ike Gulas.
The newest members to join the Hellenic Caucus are: U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), ranking member, House Foreign Affairs Committee; Greek-American Dina Titus (D-NV), Joe Sestak (D-PA), Spencer Bachus (R-AL), and Michael McMahon (D-NY).
“We enthusiastically welcome our newest members to the Hellenic Caucus,” said Gulas. “We thank them for joining and we look forward to working with them on issues of concern to the Greek American community. Moreover, Iʼm especially pleased that my congressman, Representative Bachus, has joined.”
With five new representatives, the Hellenic Caucus has 135 bipartisan members. This is six short of the 141 members that comprised the Caucus in the 110th Congress.
“We have more work to do,” said Gulas. “I urge the Greek American community to ask your representatives to join the Hellenic Caucus. It will serve to strengthen U.S.-Greece relations. Our goal is to have at least 150 members, if not more, join by the end of the 111th Congress.”
Gulas added, “We appreciate the leadership of Hellenic Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Gus Bilirakis, who worked to ensure that their colleagues rejoined the Caucus in the 111th Congress, growing it to 135 members.”