-- The U.S. Senate has Unanimously Adopted this Bipartisan Measure
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Michael Lawler (R-NY) joined today with a bipartisan group of Armenian Caucus colleagues in introducing a bill (H.R.7288) – previously adopted unanimously by the Senate – aimed at stopping U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan, a move strongly supported by the ANCA.
Representative Lawler co-authored this legislation with Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and fellow first-term legislator Gabe Amo (D-RI). The measure’s Senate counterpart wa (more...)
-- Over 25 civil society organizations urge passage of 502B(c) resolution on Azerbaijan
Washington, DC – Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have introduced a bipartisan resolution requesting a report on Azerbaijan’s human rights practices pursuant to Section 502B(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act. The resolution requests information from the State Department on Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses both within the country, as well as during its sustained military assault against Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) that last year resulted in the ethnic cleansin (more...)
-- Congressional Briefing Focuses on Rights and Path to Safe Return of Artsakh's Genocide Survivors
WASHINGTON, DC – Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Gegham Stepanyan and former State Minister Artak Beglaryan represented the Artsakh people’s inalienable rights, national interests, and democratic aspirations at a Capitol Hill briefing featuring powerful remarks by Representatives Brad Sherman (D-CA) and James Costa (D-CA), and organized by the ANCA. (more...)
WASHINGTON, DC – Armenian National Assembly Member Arthur Khachatryan advanced Artsakh’s rights, Armenian security, and Azerbaijani accountability in a series of meetings with senior U.S. Senators and Representatives.
Khachatryan, who serves on the Armenia-USA Parliamentary Friendship Group, was joined by the ANCA Government Affairs Director Tereza Yerimyan in his Congressional policy briefings. (more...)
-- Armenia National Assembly member Arthur Khachatryan joins historic program marking passage of ACR 105 and AJR 1, strengthening California-Armenia bonds
SACRAMENTO, CA – ANCA National and California leaders joined State Assemblymember Chris Holden, pro-Armenian state legislators, and Republic of Armenia National Assembly member Arthur Khachatryan at a State Capitol program this week for the ceremonial signing of the California-Syunik sister-state agreement established through passage of ACR 105. (more...)
-- ANC Artsakh’s Gev Iskajyan shares eye-witness account of Artsakh Genocide on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON, DC – Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) leaders rallied Congressional support to reverse Azerbaijan’s genocide of Artsakh Armenians and defend Armenia’s security during policy-level consultations this week on Capitol Hill.
ANCA National Board members Aida Dimejian, Dzovinar Hamakorzian, and Ani Tchaghlasian, were joined by ANC Artsakh Executive Director Gev Iskajyan and ANCA staff members Tereza Yerimyan and Alex Gal (more...)
“I want to commit this country to the restoration of the sovereignty of Armenia and Artsakh and to the restoration of its territory.” – Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. pledged that his administration would mobilize the international community to sanction Azerbaijan, secure the safe return of Armenians to their Artsakh homeland, and support their right to self-determination, (more...)
-- ANCA Initiatives help recent grads start Washington DC careers; inspire university students and high schoolers to pro-Armenian advocacy
WASHINGTON, DC – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has opened the applications for its broad-based Washington, DC career services and pro-Artsakh/Armenia student advocacy programs as it gears up to welcome hundreds of youth to the nation’s capital in 2024. (more...)
-- Senator Peters Leads Passage of S.3000 Removing the Biden Administration's Authority to Waive Section 907 in Fiscal Year 2024 & FY 2025
WASHINGTON, DC – Michigan Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) led the unanimous U.S. Senate passage of the “Armenian Protection Act of 2023” (S.3000) which aims to block all U.S. military assistance to Azerbaijan by removing President Biden’s authority to waive Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025. The vote comes in response to mounting pressure from the ANCA, Congressional allies, and a diverse coalition of (more...)