US Relations

New York Congressman Maffei Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to welcome the newest member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) – Congressman Daniel B. Maffei (Democrat-New York).  Congressman Maffei represents the 24th Congressional District of New York and is the first member of Congress to join the Macedonia Caucus in 2013.   Congressman Maffei was first elected to…

UMD Expands U.S. Operations Team with Key Strategic Appointments

UMD Expands U.S. Operations Team with Key Strategic Appointments

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors was pleased to unanimously appoint six new positions based in the U.S.  Current Board Member Trajko Papuckoski was promoted to Director of U.S. Operations, and five Regional Representatives were appointed, including Nikola Cuculovski, as the UMD Tennessee Regional Representative, Gjorgji Gjeorgjievski, as the UMD Seattle/Washington State Regional Representative, Mishko Josifov, as the…

Congressman Robert B. Aderholt Becomes 19th Member of Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Robert B. Aderholt (Republican-Alabama) became today the 19th member of Congress to join the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus).  Aderholt is serving his eighth term representing Alabama’s 4th Congressional District.  Congressman Robert B. Aderholt has served as U.S. Representative since 1997.  He is a member of…

Congressman Robert B. Aderholt Becomes 19th Member of Macedonia Caucus

UMD is pleased to announce that Congressman Robert B. Aderholt (Republican-Alabama) became today the 19th member of Congress to join the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus).  Aderholt is serving his eighth term representing Alabama’s 4th Congressional District. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Robert B. Aderholt (Republican-Alabama) became today the 19th member…

UMD: Congresswoman Johnson (Texas) Joins the Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (Democrat-Texas) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) bringing the membership up to 18.  Congresswoman Johnson serves the Thirtieth Congressional District of Texas.  Congresswoman Johnson has been a U.S. House Representative since 1992.  In December 2010, Congresswoman Johnson was elected as the…

Macedonia Caucus Founder Candice Miller Selected as Chairwoman of House Administration Committee

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans Founder and Chair Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI) on being selected to serve as the Chairwoman of the United States Committee on House Administration for the 113th Congress.  The House Administration Committee is responsible for the general administration and day-to-day work of the U.S. House of Representatives as well…

UMD Congratulates President Obama

United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading voice for our nation’s close to half a million Americans of Macedonian heritage, congratulates President Obama on being re-elected to a second term in office as President of the United States and looks forward to continuing working with his Administration on strengthening U.S.-Macedonia bilateral relations.  UMD also commends Governor Mitt Romney for his service…

Clinton’s Balkans Visit Sends Wrong Message to Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), as the voice of close to half a million Macedonian-Americans, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday expressing concern over her bypassing Macedonia for the fourth time when she visits the Balkans next week.  UMD believes that this is sending the wrong message to Macedonia and Macedonian citizens and urges…

Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger Joins Macedonia Caucus

Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Adam Kinzinger has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus).  Congressman Kinzinger is the U.S. Representative for Illinois’ Eleventh Congressional District, serving his first term.   UMD thanks the efforts of the Macedonian-American community in Illinois and friends of Macedonia. Serving as the Deputy Republican Whip, Congressman…

BREAKING NEWS: Three Congressmen Join the Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman John Larson (D-Connecticut), Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas), and Congressman Patrick Tiberi (R-Ohio) have joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-American, increasing the number to fifteen members since April 2011.  The Macedonia Caucus currently has representation from nine states out of fifty, and one U.S. territory.    “The growth of…

New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith Joins the Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is honored and pleased to announce that another Congressman, Congressman Chris Smith – the U.S. representative for New Jersey’s Fourth Congressional District – has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus), bringing the number to 12 members now.  UMD thanks the efforts of the Macedonian-American community in New Jersey and friends of…

Macedonian-American Advocates for Homeland

Susanna Groves of the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) recently conducted an interview titled “Macedonian-American Advocates for Homeland” with UMD’s President Metodija A. Koloski on why it is important for diaspora communities to take an active role in advocating for their country of heritage’s public policy priorities.  The interview was published late last week in conjunction with the Global Diaspora…