-- 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...)
-- Candidates Condemn Azerbaijan’s Anti-Christian Persecution at The FAMiLY Leader Thanksgiving Forum in Iowa
DES MOINES, IA – Republican presidential candidates Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley joined with Vivek Ramaswamy in forcefully condemning Azerbaijan’s ethnic cleansing of Artsakh’s 120,000 indigenous Christian Armenians at The FAMiLY Leader Thanksgiving candidate forum in Iowa, a high profile program co-sponsored by the 120,000 Reasons Coalition.
-- Requests Robust Aid for Armenia’s Security and the Return of Artsakh Refugees
WASHINGTON, DC – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) this week renewed the Armenian American community’s calls on the U.S. House to hold Azerbaijan accountable for its genocide of Artsakh, ensure conditions for the safe return of Artsakh Armenians to their indigenous homeland, and provide humanitarian aid to Artsakh refugees and security assistance to Armenia.
In testimony submitted to the House Foreign Affairs Europe Subcommittee hearing on “The Future of Nagorno (more...)
-- House Foreign Affairs Committee Members Press Biden to Send Aid for Artsakh Refugees; Enforce Sanctions on Azerbaijan
WASHINGTON, DC – In an overdue and still inadequate response to Azerbaijan’s U.S.-armed genocide of Artsakh’s indigenous Christian Armenians, President Biden has only now started to outline potential accountability measures – starting with a cut-off of all U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan – that have long been called for by the ANCA, our Congressional allies, and community and coalition partners. (more...)
-- Highlights Plight of Artsakh Armenians in Opening Prayer of U.S. House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, DC – His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church, today called for American leadership in aiding Artsakh’s 100,000 Armenian Christian refugees, during discussions with U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and a dozen U.S. Representatives.
“We warmly welcome His Holiness Aram I’s constructive consultations with Congressional leaders – among them Speaker Johnson and f (more...)
-- Measure Urges President Biden to Secure Release of Prisoners; Cut All Military Aid to Azerbaijan
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation today demanding Azerbaijan’s immediate release of Armenian prisoners of war, captured civilians, and political prisoners, including Artsakh government officials illegally detained during Azerbaijan’s ethnic cleansing last month.
The resolution specifically calls on the Biden Administration to impose sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act on Azerbaijani government officials res (more...)