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Congressman John Sarbanes to Retire from Politics in 2024

After an 18-year-long political journey, Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland’s Third District has publicly announced his decision not to seek re-election in 2024. Sarbanes, who has represented Maryland’s traditionally blue 3rd congressional district since 2007, said in a statement he...

US Congress Approves Funding for Greek Shipyards

The US Congress approved last week a $125 million financing plan for the Greek shipyards at Elefsis, south of Athens in a major boost for the future of shipbuilding in Greece. The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), America’s development...

US Congress Approves Debt Deal, Averting Default

The US Congress has approved a deal to lift the country's borrowing limit, days before the world's largest economy is due to default on its debt. The bipartisan measure sped through the Senate by a vote of 63-36, a day...

TikTok CEO Grilled by US Congress

On Thursday, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to defend the social media giant against a possible ban in the US. The US government has grown increasingly anxious over alleged spying activities conducted...

US Congress Votes to Protect Same-sex Marriage With Landmark Legislation

On Thursday, the United States Congress passed legislation to safeguard same-sex marriage under federal law. President Joe Biden has signaled that he will swiftly sign the measure. The measure received bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. Thirty-nine Republicans voted...

U.S. Midterm Elections: Republicans Projected to Win House, Senate Too Close To Call

In the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, the Republicans are projected to win the House of Representatives. The Senate is too close to call. Still, the Democrats may lose some seats but have done much to strengthen their hold on the...

Congress Votes to Block Sale of F-16 Fighter Jets to Turkey

The US House of Representatives voted to approve a measure that will likely block the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey on Thursday. The measure prohibits the US President from selling or transferring the fighter jets or kits to...

Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis to Address US Congress

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will address a Joint Meeting of the US Congress on May 17 following an invitation from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Mitsotakis who will be meeting with the President of the United States Joe...

Bipartisan Call in the US Congress to Increase IMET Assistance for Greece

A bipartisan call to increase the International Military Education and Training (IMET) assistance to Greece and Cyprus was launched at the US Congress on Wednesday. Hellenic Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), alongside Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), and Hellenic...

NATO Chief Tells Putin to “Stop This War” as Military Alliance Strengthens

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “immediately” stop the war in Ukraine, adding that efforts to undermine the alliance had failed. “President Putin must stop this war immediately (and) engage in diplomacy in...