Now that I live in Saudi Arabia, having moved from Paris to Riyadh a year ago, I am on a different work week and have gotten used to the idea of Wednesday being my new Friday. So although we were only half-way through OAW 2010, yesterday felt like the culmination of our week. Yesterday evening, Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) – who represents my hometown, Hilton Head Island, SC – hosted an OAW reception at the Capitol Visitors’ Center, which was sponsored by one of our supporters, Clements International, an insurance company that provides services to overseas Americans.
At the reception, Representatives Maloney and Wilson spoke very eloquently about the needs of overseas Americans and how they want to assist us with our issues. Also in attendance were Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ), representatives of various other organizations we work with (FVAP, EAC, MECACC, etc.), and staff from many congressional offices.