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JBANC's 13th Baltic Conference and Advocacy Day

November 22, 2019

JBANC's 13th Baltic Conference and the 2019 Awards Gala hosted by EANC - November 8-9, 2019

October 15, 2019

JBANC Team Attends Maryland-Estonia MOU Signing

August 6, 2019

JBANC Board Member Henry Gaidis Receives Award in Lithuania

July 31, 2019

House and Senate Baltic Caucuses poised for historic expansion in 2019

April 23, 2019

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November 22, 2019

The Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc. (JBANC) held its 13th conference in Washington, DC on November 9, 2019. The opening address was given by Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (pictured above with the ambassadors from Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia) who remarked on the vital cooperation of the Baltic-American communities which have helped raise and maintain the Baltic profile in the United States. For more information, please see here

Dr. Michael Carpenter, from the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global...

April 23, 2019

     The previous 115th Session of Congress, a two-year period encompassing 2017-2018, was one of the most successful in the 22 years of the congressional Baltic Caucuses in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. If current trends continue, 2019 could be record-breaking.

     The House Baltic Caucus and the Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus were both founded in 1997 by the two most prominent American members of Congress of Lithuanian heritage, Senator Richard Durbin and Congressman John Shimkus, both of Illinois. Senator Durbin...

April 15, 2019

On Friday April 12th, 2019 the Maryland National Guard hosted its 14th Annual Unity Day in Baltimore, Maryland. The historical 5th Regiment Armory was buzzing as attendees were greeted by smiles and brochures directing them to the table displays of all the sister-states in attendance. A ceremonial Honor Guard initiated the event with a song played on the bag-pipes, the National Anthem was sung, and Major General Linda Singh of the Maryland National Guard gave everyone a warm welcome. Throughout the morning and early afternoon a special sequence...

April 15, 2019

On April 9, House Baltic Caucus co-chairmen Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced House Resolution 300 (H.Res. 300) to recognize the victims of Soviet and Nazi regimes. The resolution expresses “support for the designation of August 23, 2019, as Black Ribbon Day to recognize the victims of Soviet and Nazi regimes. The resolution was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

JBANC welcomes the introduction of this legislation. An earlier “Black Ribbon Day” resolution was introduced by Rep. Shimkus in 2013 and g...

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