-- ANCA Rallies Community, Coalition Partners against Reckless Sale
WASHINGTON, DC – Seven leading U.S. advocacy groups, including the ANCA, have formally asked leaders of the Senate and House Foreign Affairs Committees and Armed Services Committees to reject a reported Biden Administration request to sell 40 F-16 fighters and 80 F-16 modernization kits to Turkey’s dictatorial Erdogan regime.
The advocacy calls came in the wake of a Wall Street Journal report last week that the Biden Administration had officially sought Congressional approval of the sale, despite ongo (more...)
-- ANCA-Backed measure, led by Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Gus Bilirakis, Seeks $10 Million in Funding for Armenian Genocide Education
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan Congressional support for the Armenian Genocide Education Act (H.R.7555) continues to grow, with 62 U.S. Representatives from across the country cosponsoring the measure spearheaded by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
The landmark ANCA-backed legislation, introduced on the eve of the international commemoration of t (more...)
-- Raises Potential Violation of U.S. Foreign Agent Registration Act
WASHINGTON, DC – The ANCA has called for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz, amid growing alarm over Oz’s links to Turkey’s dictator Recep Erdogan, his dual Turkey – U.S. citizenship, and open association with Armenian Genocide deniers. With the hotly contested May 17 Republican primary just days away, the ANC of Pennsylvania is expanding its grassroots campaign to ensure voters make informed choices at the ballot box.
-- ANCA and Local Leaders Praise Senator’s Record on Armenian American Policy Priorities
MONTEBELLO, CA – On a beautiful evening at the home of Murad and Armine Minasian, Armenian Americans and other key stakeholders gathered to support the election campaign of U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, a champion of Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) policy priorities.
The event for Senator Padilla attracted a broad range of key political stakeholders, including Glendale Mayor Ardy Kassakhian, longtime ANCA supporters and advocates Stepan Boyadjian and Ara Bedrosian, and (more...)
-- 64 U.S. Representatives Co-sign Pallone-led Armenian Caucus letter requesting $150 Million in Assistance to Artsakh and Armenia
WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of 64 U.S. Representatives called on leaders of the House Appropriations Committee to stop military aid to Azerbaijan and allocate $150 million for Artsakh and Armenia to address the ongoing humanitarian and security crises caused by the Erdogan and Aliyev regimes.
“We stand with the 64 Congressional cosigners of the Armenian Caucus FY 2023 Foreign Aid letter in calling (more...)
-- GAO Report Discloses $164,000,000 in U.S. Aid Provided under Waiver Authority
WASHINGTON, DC – The ANCA renewed calls on Congress to strike presidential waiver authority of Section 907 restrictions on U.S. assistance to Azerbaijan, in the wake of this week’s long-awaited Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealing that the State Department consistently failed to inform Congress of the impact of over $164 million in assistance to Baku on the military balance between Azerbaijan and Armenia. (more...)
WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Armenian Caucus called on U.S. House appropriators this week to allocate $50 million in U.S. assistance for Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), echoing policy proposals put forth by the ANCA to address pressing humanitarian needs in Artsakh as part of the long-delayed Fiscal Year 2022 foreign aid bill. (more...)
-- Ethnic, faith based, public policy, and civil society groups echo bipartisan Pallone-Bilirakis letter
WASHINGTON, DC — A bipartisan group of over 50 U.S. Representatives joined Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Hellenic Caucus Co-Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) in pressing the U.S. Departments of State and Defense to block the sale of next-generation U.S. F-16 fighter jets and upgrade kits to Turkey President Erdogan’s increasingly hostile regime.
“The very same interest-based arguments – in fact the very same U.S. sanctions and statute (more...)