The ANCA carefully tracks Members of Congress on a range of issues of concern to Armenian Americans. We compile this information and present the profile of each Member in an easy-to-read Report Card format. Congressional grades and endorsements for the 116th Congress will be announced on October, 2020.

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ANCA Report Card: 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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Cosponsor of the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H. Res. 227? NO
Cosponsor of the Turkey Christian Churches Accountability Act, H.R. 4347? NO
Spoke During the House Foreign Affairs Committee Consideration of the Turkey Christian Churches Accountability Act, H.R. 4347?
Signed the May 2013 letter supporting pro-Armenian foreign aid issues? NO
Signed the May 2014 letter supporting pro-Armenian foreign aid issues? NO
Signed the November 2013 letter to President Obama urging the public display of the Armenian Genocide Orphan Rug? NO
Offered remarks in 2013 in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in the House of Representatives? NO
Offered remarks in 2014 in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in the House of Representatives? NO
Participated in the April 2013 Capitol Hill Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide? NO
Participated in the April 2014 Capitol Hill Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide? NO
Participated in the March 2013 Capitol Hill Event Marking the 25th anniversary of the start of the Nagorno Karabakh Freedom Movement? NO
Participated in the December 2013 Capitol Hill Event Marking the 22nd anniversary Nagorno Karabakh Republic Independence? NO
Condemned the brutal invasion and occupation of the Armenian-populated town of Kessab and surrounding villages in northwestern Syria? NO
Offered remarks in 2013 in remembrance of the pogroms in Sumgait, Baku, and Kirovabad in the House of Representatives? NO
Offered remarks in 2014 in remembrance of the pogroms in Sumgait, Baku, and Kirovabad in the House of Representatives? NO
Offered remarks in 2013 regarding Khojaly in the House of Representatives? NO
Offered remarks in 2014 regarding Khojaly in the House of Representatives? NO
Attended and offered remarks at the inaugural In Defense of Christians Summit in 2014? NO
Consponsored the Southern Gas Corridor Bill, H.Res.284(a pro-Azerbaijan and Turkey measure)? NO
Cosponsored the Turkey Internet Freedom and Free Speech bill, H.Res.532? NO
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? YES

04/03/14 - Statement submitted for the Congressional Record on Khojaly - Mr. Speaker, I rise today to bring to the attention of my colleagues the tragic events that began on February 25, 1992 in the Azerbaijan town of Khojaly in the Nagarno Karabakh region. On that fateful day Armenian forces began a brutal attack on the 7,000 Azerbaijani citizens of Khojaly. During the attack 613 Azeris were killed, 1,275 were taken hostage, and 487 were seriously injured. Of the dead 106 were women and 83 were children. Many of those killed were first brutally tortured. In blatant disregard of four UN Resolutions calling for the withdrawal of Armenian forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, Armenia continues to occupy Khojaly and surrounding territories. The occupied area constitutes twenty percent of Azerbaijan. The Minsk Group, comprised of the United States, France and Russia, works with Armenia and Azerbaijan to reach a peaceful settlement to no avail. Nothing can change the tragedy that occurred at Khojaly but with a peaceful settlement and the withdrawal of Armenian forces from the occupied territories, what remains of the 900,000 Azeris displaced from the entire conflict can return to the land they call home and rebuild their lives. I ask my colleagues to join me in remembering the victims of this tragedy and do all we can to further the Minsk Group's efforts so there is a peaceful resolution and the people of Nagorno Karabakh can return home. 02/06/13 - Statement submitted for the Congressional Record on Khojaly - Mr. Speaker, I rise to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of a tragic event in the history of the country of Azerbaijan . On the night of January 19, 1990, Azerbaijan was invaded by thousands of Soviet troops. These troops entered Azerbaijan under the pretext of restoring public order, but with the true aim of ending peaceful demonstrations for independence. Despite resistance to the Soviet troops by Azerbaijanis, more than 130 Azerbaijani people were killed and hundreds more were wounded or detained indefinitely. This episode came to be known as 'Black January,' a terrible event that only sharpened the desire for independence among the people of Azerbaijan . By 1991, popular pressure had restored the independence of Azerbaijan. On August 30, 1991, Azerbaijan's Parliament adopted the Declaration on the Restoration of the State Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and on October 18, 1991, the Constitutional Act on the State Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan was approved. The United States established diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan in 1992. Since then, Azerbaijan has been a steadfast ally to the United States and an important strategic partner in the region. Each year, the people of Azerbaijan remember those who lost their lives on Black January in 1990 and honor their sacrifice through their commitment to the ideals of democracy. I urge my colleagues to commit to fostering a strong partnership between the United States and Azerbaijan so that together, we can promote freedom and democracy around the world.
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