(E) The Congressional Croatian Caucus on Capitol Hill
NFCA NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CROATIAN AMERICANS
The Congressional Croatian Caucus which the NFCA has long been working in support of becomes official today, January 26, 2005. The bipartisan Co-Chairs of the Croatian Caucus, Congressman George P. Radanovich (R-CA) and Congressman Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN), have sent letters to all of their Colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives informing them of the formal Caucus launch and notifying them that to become founding Members, they must respond by today.
The NFCA is sponsoring a kickoff celebration with a Capitol Hill reception on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the Energy and Commerce Committee Room 2322, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street in Washington, DC, in support of the Co-Chairs who established the Caucus. The NFCA will be serving fine Croatian wine and food to celebrate this special occasion. Members of Congress interested in the Caucus as well as invited members and friends of the NFCA will be in attendance.
The Croatian Caucus will be a powerful resource in forging a strong working relationship between the U.S. and the Republic of Croatia and in helping to promote mutual interests. Among other relevent matters, the Caucus will support the endeavors of Croatia as it works toward full membership in NATO and strives to establish itself as a regional leader in Southcentral Europe.
Members of the NFCA should be delighted and feel gratified that the Congressional Croatian Caucus has finally come to fruition.