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US House Passes $1.5 Trillion Spending Bill as Inflation Soars to 7.9%

The US House passed a $1.5 trillion spending bill which will keep the government funded  until September. The nearly 3,000-page bill passed with bipartisan support in the House, and will now make its way to the Senate. Shalanda Young, White House...

US Representatives Slam Policy Change Over East Med Pipeline

Two Greek-American members of Congress are asking the State Department to explain their decision to cancel the Eastern Mediterranean gas pipeline. Gus M. Bilirakis and Nicole Malliotakis have requested a meeting with Naz Durakoglu, Acting Assistant Secretary of State, to...

Robert Menendez, Jr. Briefed on Greece, Cyprus in Congressional Campaign

Robert Menendez, Jr, the son of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, was briefed on issues relating to Greece and Cyprus on Wednesday in Washington D.C. He met with the Ambassadors of Greece and Cyprus and Greek-American and Cypriot-American...

Senator Menendez Opposes F-16 Jet Sale to Turkey

Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Bob Menendez expressed his opposition to the sale of US F-16 fighter jets to Turkey in a recent interview with the Air Force magazine. “I personally am not supportive of giving them...

Opposition to Sale of F-16 Jets to Turkey Grows in US Congress

Dozens of members of the US House of Representatives have sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken opposing the sale of F-16 fighters to Turkey. This follows Turkey’s request earlier this month to purchase 40 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter...

US Congress Moves to Block Sale of F-16 Jets to Turkey

Members of the US Congress are piling on pressure on the Department of State this week to prevent the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. On Thursday it emerged that a cross-party letter addressed to Secretary of State Anthony...

US Congress Turns Spotlight on Turkish Extremists Grey Wolves

The US Congress passed an amendment on Tuesday to the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that could affect the status of the extremist group the Grey Wolves, operating in Turkey and occupied Cyprus. The amendment, introduced by...

USA to Establish New Federal Holiday Marking End of Slavery

The US Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery.

Gus Bilirakis Named Florida’s Most Bipartisan Congressman

Gus Bilirakis, a Greek-American from Palm Harbor, Florida, was named the state's most bipartisan Congressman on Monday.

U.S. Congress Mulls Act to Hold Turkey Accountable for Ecumenical Patriarchate

Legislation to hold Turkey accountable for violating the religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate was introduced in the U.S Congress