Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chair of the Americans Abroad Caucus, reintroduced the Commission on Americans Living Abroad Act with Representatives Don Beyer (VA-08), Dwight Evans (PA-03), Joyce Beatty (OH-03), and Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27). The legislation would establish a bipartisan commission to examine the concerns of the roughly nine million U.S. citizens living and working abroad.
These citizens can face difficulties in accessing basic services involving immigration, taxation, voting, and the use of financial institutions, in addition to reaching their member of Congress. The Executive Commission created by Rep. Titus’s legislation would comprise a ten-member bipartisan panel to analyze, report on, and make appropriate recommendations to address the effects of activities, laws, and policies of the federal government on Americans citizens living abroad.
“Many of my constituents are among the millions of Americans abroad who’ve encountered financial, travel, and health-related burdens. The commission created by this legislation would help the federal government analyze the challenges of being away from home and help resolve them. As Chair of the Americans Abroad Caucus, and having taught abroad myself, I am familiar with these issues and will work with my colleagues to address them. All American citizens deserve representation, regardless of where they live,” said Rep. Titus.
"ACA welcomes efforts by the Congress to learn more about the issues affecting the community of US citizens living and working overseas. The Commission on Americans Living Abroad Act of 2023, introduced by the Americans Abroad Caucus Chairwoman Dina Titus, is a welcomed effort. The legislation would educate Congress on the important issues and problems that need to be addressed,” said Marylouise Serrato, Executive Director of American Citizens Abroad.