Johanna Dishongh


Johanna Dishongh
US Liaison


If you are an American living overseas you may have many questions about your rights and responsibilities. FAWCO is the oldest and largest non-partisan organization representing private sector Americans abroad. FAWCO works to keep the public up to date on issues important to Americans living and working overseas, including citizenship, voting, taxation, and banking concerns.

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Lucy Laederich
(AAWE Paris)

The FAWCO U.S. Liaison helps to coordinate FAWCO’s work with other overseas advocacy organizations and represents FAWCO’s positions in Washington during Overseas Americans Week, for example, or when legislation is drafted or introduced that directly affects Americans living and working overseas.



On July 15, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney introduced the Commission on Americans Abroad Act of 2015, a slightly simplified version of her earlier bill (H.R. 597) in the last Congress.  As for the earlier bill, Congressman Mike Honda is an original co-sponsor.  Both Representatives are long-standing champions of overseas Americans and understand the problems we face.

H.R. 3078 would create a...

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