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: 116th Congress (2019-2020)

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Voted for the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res. 296? Yes
Cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res.296? Yes
Cosponsored the Artsakh Recognition Resolution, H.Res.1203? Yes
Cosponsored the Resolution Condemning the Azerbaijan/Turkey Attacks, H.Res.1165? Yes
Cosponsored the U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution, H.Res.190? Yes
Cosponsored the Resolution Reaffirming the US-Armenia Strategic Relationship (H.Res.452)? Yes
Cosponsored the 2020 Speier-Cox Amendment to the Foreign Aid Bill for Continued U.S. Aid to Artsakh? No
Voted for the 2019 Speier Amendment to the Foreign Aid Bill Calling for $40 Million in Aid to Armenia? Yes
Voted for the 2019 Sherman Amendment to the NDAA against Azerbaijani Threats to Shoot Down Civilian Aircraft? Yes
Signed the 2020 Armenian Caucus Letter Condemning Azerbaijan/Turkey attacks on Armenia/Artsakh? Yes
Signed the 2020 Cox-Sherman-Costa-Clark Letter Calling for Sanctions on Azerbaijan for War Crimes? Yes
Signed the 2020 Speier Letter Against the Anti-Armenian Chabot-Cohen Amendment to NDAA? Yes
Signed the Armenian Caucus Letter Condemning the Azerbaijan War Games in May, 2020? Yes
Signed the 2019 Sherman-Cox Letter to Continue US Aid for Artsakh De-Mining? Yes
Signed Letters Supporting Pro-Armenian Foreign Aid Priorities in 2019/2020? Yes
Signed the 2020 Titus Letter urging the Library of Congress to properly categorize the Armenian Genocide? Yes
Signed the 2019 Armenian Genocide Letter to the President? Yes
Signed the 2020 Crenshaw Letter to Block Erdogan’s Visit to DC? Yes
Issued a 2020 Statement Calling for Artsakh Recognition? Yes
Issued a 2020 Statement Condemning Azerbaijan/Turkey Attacks on Armenia/Artsakh? Yes
Issued an April 24th Statement Marking the Armenian Genocide in 2019/2020? Yes
Commemorated the Sumgait-Baku-Kirovabad Pogroms in 2019/2020? Yes
Offered Remarks in 2019/2020 making false Khojaly accusations? No
Traveled to Armenia and/or Artsakh in 2019/2020? Yes
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? Yes

12/15/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Turkey continues to turn its back on NATO member countries. It’s good that the Administration is imposing Congressionally mandated sanctions on Turkey for their reliance on Russian munitions." View the tweet here.

12/13/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "More evidence of Turkey and Azerbaijan violating international law." View the tweet here.

12/11/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Heard compelling accounts from @ARAMAC_DC staff who witnessed first-hand the dire humanitarian situation in Artsakh. Supplemented by reports from @hrw and @amnestyusa, this helps paint a clearer picture of the brutal tactics employed by Azeri and Turkish troops there." View the tweet here.

12/10/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "By cozying up to dictators like Erdogan, Trump gave Turkey the green light to commit human rights violations and aggression in Artsakh. We must hold Turkey accountable." View the tweet here.

12/10/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Aliyev's remarks must be taken seriously after the bloody war and countless human rights abuses perpetrated by Azeri and Turkish troops in Artsakh. Ignoring this rhetoric only further empowers them in their gruesome campaign. (1/5)" View the tweet here.

12/10/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Aliyev incorrectly states that regions in Armenia that have been populated by ethnic Armenians for millennia are historically Azerbaijani. This is horrifyingly similar to language used by Ottoman Turks when they carried out the Armenian Genocide in the early 20th century. (2/5)" View the tweet here.

12/10/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Aliyev feigns willingness to compromise while simultaneously planning future military assaults with Erdogan. And this is perfectly in line with Erdogan's own ambitions to establish a modern-day pan-Turkish Empire. (4/5)" View the tweet here.

12/10/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Our collective inaction has allowed Erdogan to threaten American allies, take wide swaths of land in Syria, and kill innocent civilians in Artsakh. If we don't pushback against these brutal authoritarians, thousands more innocent lives will be endangered in the region. (5/5)" View the tweet here.

12/01/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "We have ceded our leadership in the world during the Trump Administration and authoritarians like Putin and Erdogan have filled this void. We need America to be respected and trusted again to ensure peace and stability in places like Artsakh." View the tweet here.

11/30/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "We saw just how destructive military drones can be in places like Armenia where Turkey seeks to expand its influence through military aggression. The United States must counter Turkey’s effort to destabilize the Middle East, North Africa, & the Caucasus." View the tweet here.

11/26/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I’m pleased the French Senate strongly voted in favor of Artsakh's right to self-determination. I hope that the U.S. Congress follows suit and passes my resolution, H.Res.1203. A long-term peace will only be enacted once their status is finally recognized." View the tweet here.

11/25/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "So many innocent civilians were displaced in Artsakh by the recent aggressions of Azeribaijan and Turkey. Thank you to the Armenia Fund for helping meet their unprecedented needs and rebuild their lives. https://armeniafund.org/telethon-2020/" View the tweet here.

11/19/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Bill Belichick and I don't share the same football allegiances, but we do agree that the U.S. must do more to address the humanitarian and military crisis that has unfolded in Artsakh and hold Azerbaijan and Turkey accountable for their aggression." View the tweet here.

11/19/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I appreciate and welcome this initial aid package to Armenia in light of the egregious actions taken by Azeri and Turkish forces. There must be a more robust package once an assessment of the total damage wrought by the aggression is taken." View the tweet here.

11/18/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I sent a letter today with @RepGusBilirakis , @RepAdamSchiff, and @RepSpeier to express our deep concern about the humanitarian crisis that has unfolded in Artsakh since Azerbaijan and Turkey first initiated the aggression in September." View the tweet here.

11/18/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The United States must implement a comprehensive strategy that simultaneously addresses the humanitarian needs of Armenians displaced by the recent fighting and holds Azerbaijan and Turkey accountable for their actions that led to the needless death of thousands of Armenians." View the tweet here.

11/12/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I sent a letter with @RepAdamSchiff and @RepSpeier to President-elect Biden. The President-elect has denounced Turkish and Azeri hostilities in Artsakh and elsewhere. We ask him to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis and appropriately deal with the aggressors." View the tweet here.

11/11/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The ceasefire signed earlier this week regarding Nagorno Karabakh isn't a long-term peace settlement. There are many critical issues that must be resolved before this conflict can come to a lasting resolution. @StateDept must immediately reengage with @OSCE to address them." View the tweet here.

11/11/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Any future negotiated settlement supported by the U.S. must ensure the people of Artsakh can reconstruct their communities and rebuild their lives without fear of further bloodshed. The terms laid out in the current ceasefire are untenable for Artsakh's long-term security." View the tweet here.

11/11/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The International Community must finally recognize the right to self-determination for the people of Artsakh and their role as negotiators. Without that, they will continue to face future assaults by Azeri and Turkish forces without any option of formal redress." View the tweet here.

11/10/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "My colleagues and I on the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues released the following statement regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal. https://pallone.house.gov/media/press-releases/armenian-congressional-caucus-statement-nagorno-karabakh-peace-deal…" View the tweet here.

11/09/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Azeri President Aliyev blatantly lies when he is presented with clear proof that his troops are committing human rights violations in Artsakh. As I have said many times before, @StateDept, @UN, and @OSCE must take immediate action to hold them accountable." View the tweet here.

11/07/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Azeri forces continue to shell civilian infrastructure in places like Shushi and Stepanakert, but reports show that Armenian defenses continue to hold out. I stand united with Armenians as they strongly fight back against this illegal aggression." View the tweet here.

11/06/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Had a constructive call with officials from the State Department today about the ongoing conflict in Artsakh. During the call, we stressed how important it is for the U.S. to use all tools available including sanctions to put badly needed pressure on Turkey and Azerbaijan." View the tweet here.

11/06/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "We also discussed the use of American components in Turkish drones that have killed civilians in Artsakh and the appearance of F-16s at Azeri bases. The U.S. cannot allow our technology to be used in instruments of war by Erdogan and Aliyev." View the tweet here.

11/05/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The humanitarian crisis created by Turkey and Azerbaijan in Artsakh is horrific. @StateDept, @UN, and others must take immediate action to halt the targeting of civilian infrastructure and make sure that human rights violators are brought to justice." View the tweet here.

11/04/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Joined over 100 of my colleagues in urging USAID to invest in humanitarian demining and unexploded ordnance removal in Arstsakh. This is especially important given the ongoing onslaught on civilian infrastructure from Azeri and Turkish forces." View the tweet here.

11/04/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Attended a virtual meeting with @OWprogram & Armenian Members of Parliament today. It was great to connect with these leaders & helpful to discuss the ongoing conflict in Artsakh. These invaluable exchanges only strengthen the US-Armenia relationship & bring us closer together." View the tweet here.

11/02/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The presence of thousands of Syrian mercenaries in Artsakh has been verified several times over. The international community, including @StateDept, must condemn war crimes being perpetrated and take appropriate steps to halt Azeri and Turkish aggressions." View the tweet here.

10/30/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "An important message that must be taken seriously by @StateDept & @DeptofDefense. Turkey's reckless expansionist aims are rapidly destabilizing the region and threatening our European allies. The US must take immediate, decisive action that involves both diplomacy and sanctions.|What's happening in #Artsakh is connected to what Turkey is doing in Greece, Cyprus, Libya, Syria, Iraq. Armenians are the last hurdle frustrating Turkey's expansionism. The West has failed to assess Turkey’s conduct, i.e. expect Turkey's appetite to grow. https://bit.ly/3jHZm7c" View the tweet here.

10/29/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "War crimes by Azeri forces continue to mount. Azerbaijan has now shelled a maternity hospital being used to treat COVID-19 patients, a historic church, and numerous other civilian structures throughout Artsakh. @StateDept must condemn these heinous acts." View the tweet here.

10/29/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "This report confirms what many of us feared: Trump has consistently bowed to Erdogan's pressure throughout his presidency. It helps to explain why his administration has done so little to push back against Turkey's belligerent behavior in the region. (1/3)" View the tweet here.

10/28/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Reports indicate that Artsakh's defensive forces are holding up. But to protect innocent civilian lives, important international actors like the @UN must immediately follow recommendations in this report to ensure Azeri offensive attacks are halted. https://genocidewatch.com/single-post/genocide-emergency-azerbaijan-s-attack-in-artsakh…" View the tweet here.

10/28/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The @OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs must lay the groundwork for an effective ceasefire and long-term peace during tomorrow's meeting in Geneva. This includes finally recognizing Artsakh's right to self-determination and the condemnation of Azeri and Turkish human rights violations." View the tweet here.

10/28/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "This is a horrifying war crime committed by Azeri soldiers that marks an ugly escalation in the conflict. @coe is apparently investigating the video. I hope they do so thoroughly and quickly and release their report immediately after it is done." View the tweet here.

10/25/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "My colleagues in the Armenian Caucus have consistently called for the US to take decisive action holding Azerbaijan and Turkey accountable and bring an end to the bloodshed. I’m thankful @SecPompeo negotiated a ceasefire that hopefully holds and leads to an independent Artsakh.|Today, the U.S. facilitated an intensive negotiation with the FMs of Armenia, Azerbaijan, & @OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs to move closer to a peaceful resolution of the N-K conflict. @ZMnatsakanyan & @bayramov_jeyhun have committed to implement & abide by the ceasefire at midnight." View the tweet here.

10/24/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Had a conversation with Armenian Foreign Minister @ZMnatsakanyan who gave me a detailed assessment of the conflict in #Artsakh. The US must take critical steps like implementing sanctions to pressure Azerbaijan to abide by the ceasefire and stop using foreign terrorist fighters." View the tweet here.

10/23/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Thank you to @SenSchumer for pushing @SenatorMenendez's resolution. Turkey is committing appalling human rights abuses. The US must live up to our moral obligation and finally take actions like using sanctions against Erdogan to stop the carnage.|Turkey committed human rights abuses in Syria, against the Kurds, and is enflaming the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan I forced a vote to take action on Turkey's human rights abuses But Republicans refused so they can keep moving forward to rip health care from millions" View the tweet here.

10/23/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Joined @BradSherman & @RepTjCox on this letter. It urges @SecPompeo to use the tools available to him like the Global Magnitsky Act to impose tangible & significant consequences on Azeri leadership for the serious human rights abuses they have committed. https://sherman.house.gov/sites/sherman.house.gov/files/10-23-20%20Cox%20BJS%20Letter%20to%20Secretary%20Pompeo%20RE%20Magnitsky%20Sanctions.pdf…" View the tweet here.

10/22/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Thank you to the Library of Congress for agreeing to recognize the Armenian Genocide by amending the catalog entry which previously referred to the Armenian “massacre.” This change establishes the categorization that the Armenian Genocide deserves. https://pallone.house.gov/media/press-releases/reps-pallone-schiff-bilirakis-speier-and-titus-announce-library-congress-will-0…" View the tweet here.

10/22/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Azerbaijanis who were displaced during the 1994 war suffer because of Aliyev’s propaganda machine. Aliyev is using them as pawns, while hoarding the billions of dollars in oil revenue that could be used to improve their lives." View the tweet here.

10/22/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I'm leading my House colleagues in introducing a resolution supporting the Republic of #Artsakh, recognizing its right to self-determination, and condemning Azerbaijan and Turkey for aggression." View the tweet here.

10/22/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "This resolution reflects the ongoing situation in the South Caucuses and takes a significant step in demonstrating Congressional support for the people of Artsakh during this difficult time. Read more" View the tweet here.

10/21/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I'm glad that Armenian President Sarkissian had a good meeting with NATO and EU officials today and it was encouraging to see Sec. Pompeo trying to deescalate the conflict. But we need to see more from the Trump Administration and our European allies to stop Turkey's involvement." View the tweet here.

10/20/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The US can play a pivotal role in stopping the bloodshed in Artsakh. @SecPompeo must use these meetings to pressure Azerbaijan into halting their aggressive behavior. This should include the threat of US sanctions as a deterrent to their deadly campaign." View the tweet here.

10/19/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "A stark look at the devastating toll Turkish and Azeri aggressions are taking on civilians in Artsakh. The constant, abhorrent shelling of Stepanakert is meant to take innocent lives and try to force a quick surrender." View the tweet here.

10/18/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "New cease fire brokered by France with support of U.S. and Russia brings some hope to ending the Artsakh conflict. Waiting to see if it holds with the hope that it will end Azerbaijan’s aggression." View the tweet here.

10/16/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Sent letter to US Ambassador to Armenia to underscore the importance of American coordination w/ @TheHALOTrust’s (landmine clearance charity) humanitarian efforts in Artsakh. I stand ready to support any attempts to prevent the loss of life & displacement of civilian populations." View the tweet here.

10/15/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Courageous reporting from Turkish MP @GaroPaylan on how Erdogan's actions are endangering minority communities and peaceful opposition. As his policies fail at home, Erdogan is using conflicts abroad to agitate extreme nationalists and try to retain power." View the tweet here.

10/14/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "It’s clear that Azerbaijan and Turkey are using foreign mercenaries in their ongoing acts of aggression against Artsakh. We need the @StateDept and our partners to condemn these blatant violations of international law and to stop the bloodshed immediately." View the tweet here.

10/11/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "We continue to hope that the ceasefire in Artsakh is sustainable. @SecPompeo must work to achieve a lasting diplomatic resolution in the region. The Trump Administration’s silence on this conflict is unacceptable." View the tweet here.

10/10/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Azerbaijan is ignoring the humanitarian ceasefire they agreed to uphold and have tried to exploit the lull in fighting to further their bloody offensive. This is not surprising and it should be a wake-up call for the US and our international partners." View the tweet here.

10/10/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "In the absence of American leadership, the world has been marred by conflicts like the one happening in Artsakh. @SecPompeo can leverage our relationship with our pseudo ally, Turkey, to stop the bloodshed and he refuses to do so." View the tweet here.

10/10/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Spoke at ecumenical peace service for Artsakh, hosted by St. Stepanos Armenian Church in Elberon. Prayed for a meaningful ceasefire to take hold." View the tweet here.

10/09/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Spoke with Permanent Representative of Artsakh to the US, Robert Avetisyan, who provided important updates regarding the ongoing military assault by Azerbaijan. Azeri forces, backed by Turkish forces & military equipment, continue to indiscriminately shell civilian targets. (1/3)" View the tweet here.

10/09/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "And, reports confirm that large numbers of ISIS mercenaries continue to be shipped in by Turkey to assist Azeri forces. The Azeri government’s purpose is the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population in Artsakh. The international community must end this immediately. (3/3)" View the tweet here.

10/08/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The intentional targeting of civilian targets by Azeri forces, including the historic Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, is abhorrent and deserves international condemnation. I am saddened by this news after having the pleasure of visiting this treasure last year.|I call on ppls from different countries, faiths & political allegiances for swift & rigorous response following intentional destruction by #Turkey- & #terrorist-backed #Azerbaijan of Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in #Shoushi, #Artsakh #Karabakh, site of cultural & religious heritage." View the tweet here.

10/08/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "More evidence of Turkey's untrustworthiness. These tests, along with Erdogan's malicious actions in the Eastern Med and Armenia, are antithetical to the NATO alliance. @SecPompeo must work with our partners and impose Congressionally-approved sanctions." View the tweet here.

10/07/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Turkey and Azerbaijan have proven themselves untrustworthy and should no longer receive security assistance from the United States. I'm glad so many of my colleagues are making this point and I hope it has a lasting impact on US aid policy moving forward." View the tweet here.

10/06/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "With the help of his puppet master Erdogan, President Aliyev is indiscriminately bombing Stepanakert to destroy the civilian population. (1/3)" View the tweet here.

10/06/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "He has made it abundantly clear that his offensive will continue until #Artsakh is no longer #Armenian. This is state sanctioned ethnic cleansing, plain and simple. (2/3)" View the tweet here.

10/06/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "This is exactly why I led a letter with the House Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs and 46 of our colleagues to @SecPompeo, calling on him to use all diplomatic means necessary to stop Turkish and Azeri aggressions against #Artsakh and Armenia. (3/3)" View the tweet here.

10/05/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The notion that both sides are to blame here is absurd. Turkey continues to use Azerbaijan as a proxy in its effort to wipe out the Armenians in Artsakh. We must call out Turkish and Azeri aggression for what it is." View the tweet here.

10/02/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Even though Azerbaijan is the aggressor, Armenia has signaled they are willing to work with all parties to bring this conflict to an end. Azerbaijan and Turkey must stop the senseless violence immediately and come to the table as well." View the tweet here.

10/01/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Led a letter with Armenian Co-Chairs and 46 of our colleagues to @SecPompeo, calling on him to use all diplomatic means to stop Turkish and Azeri aggressions against Artsakh and Armenia. The US must not stand by as their actions destabilize the region." View the tweet here.

09/29/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The direct involvement of Turkish forces in this conflict is a deeply troubling escalation of hostilities. @SecPompeo and the Trump Administration must take immediate action to stop Turkey from attacking Armenians." View the tweet here.

09/28/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "This is a good start. The bottom line is that Turkey is already exacerbating this conflict. @StateDept should do more to ensure that Turkey does not use this as an opportunity to fortify Azeri military forces.|State Department: "The United States is alarmed by reports of large scale military action along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone that has resulted in significant casualties, including civilians." https://state.gov/escalation-of-violence-between-armenia-and-azerbaijan/…" View the tweet here.

09/27/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I condemn the belligerent display of Azeri and Turkish aggression in Artsakh. I strongly encourage @DeptState to help deescalate this dangerous situation and hold the aggressors - Azerbaijan and Turkey - accountable for their destabilizing actions." View the tweet here.

09/21/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Warmest regards to the Armenian people as they celebrate their 29th Independence Day. Armenia has made incredible democratic and economic progress over the years, especially since the Velvet Revolution. The US must find new, innovative ways to work with Armenia moving forward." View the tweet here.

09/04/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Couldn't agree more, @IgnatiusPost. Trump's coziness with Erdogan continues to have detrimental impacts throughout the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Eurasia. The US is allowing Turkey to threaten strategic partners with no consequence. This must end." View the tweet here.

09/02/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Led a letter of congratulations to President Harutyunyan @Pres_Artsakh on Artsakh's Independence Day. Artsakh has made incredible progress over the last three decades, and they will only further benefit from official US engagement. I will continue to push for that to happen." View the tweet here.

08/25/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "This is yet another move meant to further alienate religious minorities. Today, I cosponsored H.Res.1050 that calls on Turkey to cease any actions violating the freedoms of religious minorities, and especially the rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate." View the tweet here.

08/21/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Turkey’s recent actions in the Eastern Mediterranean are part of an unfortunate pattern deliberately designed to destabilize the region and capitalize on the resulting chaos." View the tweet here.

08/21/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The Trump Administration’s deafening silence after Erdogan’s consistent saber rattling must end. That’s why my colleagues and I wrote to Secretary Pompeo and Esper condemning reckless Turkish actions in the Eastern Mediterranean." View the tweet here.

08/13/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Trump has ceded American leadership in the Mediterranean to the thuggish regime of President Erdogan. His failure to push back against Turkish acts of aggression in the region has led to significant confrontations between them and our real NATO allies." View the tweet here.

07/31/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Signing this MoU formalizes and helps build upon the already strong relationship between the Armenian Caucus and the Friendship Group, creating future opportunities for cooperation, sharing our experiences, and learning how to be better legislators in the process" View the tweet here.

07/31/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The Aliyev regime is using human rights abuses and corrupt actions to erode the last semblance of democratic norms in Azerbaijan. @StateDept and @DeptofDefense must stop funding this dangerous regime and hold it accountable." View the tweet here.

07/31/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has instead chosen to give this dictator more than $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funding just in the last two years, which has only tightened Aliyev’s grip on power and increased the threat of conflict in the region." View the tweet here.

07/28/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Recently announced Azeri-Turkish military exercises are intended to increase tensions & potential for conflict. @StateDept, @DeptofDefense, and @OSCE Minsk Group must heed warnings about Azerbaijan's aggression.|I sent a letter with Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs @RepAdamSchiff, @RepGusBilirakis, and @RepSpeier to @SecPompeo and @EsperDoD requesting the Trump Administration hold Azerbiajan accountable for violence along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border." View the tweet here.

07/24/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I was pleased to be able to add language directing @StateDept and @USAID to fund demining efforts in Artsakh in the appropriations bill that passed the House. This makes it possible for @HALOTrust to continue its important demining work in Artsakh." View the tweet here.

07/24/20 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "I was pleased to be able to add language directing the State Department and USAID to fund demining efforts in Artsakh in the appropriations bill that passed the House. This makes it possible for HALO Trust to continue its important demining work in Artsakh. https://pallone.house.gov/media/press-releases/pallone-applauds-house-passage-appropriations-bill-funds-demining-program" View the Facebook post here.

07/20/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "This amendment is important as Azerbaijan threatens Armenia’s safety and sovereignty with offensive attacks staged by Azeri armed forces in Armenia’s Tavush region. We should not aid and abet reckless, autocratic states with appalling human rights records." View the tweet here.

07/17/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Discussed improved US - Armenia partnership and ways to combat Azerbaijan’s aggression on video call between leaders of the Congressional Armenia Caucus and the Armenia-US Parliamentary Friendship Group." View the tweet here.

07/15/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I sent a letter with Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs @RepAdamSchiff, @RepGusBilirakis, and @RepSpeier to @SecPompeo and @EsperDoD requesting the Trump Administration hold Azerbiajan accountable for violence along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border." View the tweet here.

07/15/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The United States should not be aiding and abetting a reckless, autocratic state like Azerbaijan for any reason, especially not when it threatens a democratic partner like Armenia." View the tweet here.

07/14/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Participated in @ARAMAC_DC online advocacy conference. Priority is to condemn Azerbaijan’s aggression against Armenia which has been escalating in the past few days." View the tweet here.

07/13/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Azerbaijan is once again attempting to start a war with Armenia. Azerbaijan’s constant use of caustic rhetoric aimed at Armenia and Artsakh are part of a concerted effort to provoke another conflict." View the tweet here.

06/24/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Thank you to @USCIRF for condemning Turkey's inhumane assaults on civilians in northern Iraq. The US must send a clear message and diplomatically work with our allies to end Erdogan's reckless, dangerous, and cruel actions in the region: " View the tweet here.

06/10/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "One thing is absolutely clear: Turkey is an unsafe place to live for minority communities because of the rhetoric and actions taken by the Erdogan regime. @StateDept @USEmbassyTurkey must confront this problem." View the tweet here.

06/09/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Congratulations to Masis Mayilian on his reappointment as Foreign Minister of Artsakh @mfankr. I've had the pleasure of meeting him during visits to Artsakh and at the US Capitol. I look forward to our continued joint efforts to formalize and strengthen US-Artsakh relations." View the tweet here.

05/29/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Yesterday, millions of Armenians worldwide celebrated #FirstRepublicDay. I echo PM Pashinyan's words "The Republic of Armenia must exist on the planet Earth forever, Armenia's flag... symbolizing our spirit and pride, our freedom and sovereignty."" View the tweet here.

05/22/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I led bipartisan letters to @SecPompeo @EsperDoD & the Co-Chairs of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group denouncing reckless Azerbaijani military exercises aimed at intimidating & provoking the Republic of Armenia." View the tweet here.

05/16/20 - Rep. Palloine tweeted "Extremely concerned to see increasingly repressive tactics aimed at democratically elected opposition mayors in Turkey. President Erdogan must immediately halt these autocratic actions & instead focus more on fighting the pandemic, not attacking democracy. We also saw the dangerous impact Erdogan’s hateful rhetoric has on minority populations when someone attempted to burn the Dznunt Surp Asdvadzadzni Church in İstanbul on May 8. This came only 4 days after he disparaged Armenian Genocide survivors. This is shameful & disgusting." View the tweet here.

05/16/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Extremely concerned to see increasingly repressive tactics aimed at democratically elected opposition mayors in Turkey. President Erdogan must immediately halt these autocratic actions & instead focus more on fighting the pandemic, not attacking democracy." View the tweet here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "On its 105th Anniversary, we honor the victims and survivors of the #ArmenianGenocide and acknowledge the resolve of the Armenian people. Recognition of the Genocide is a powerful reminder that we must not turn away when we know crimes against humanity have been perpetrated. I proudly joined my colleagues in Congress to officially recognize the Genocide last fall. In doing this, we were paying tribute to the victims of that horrific chapter of history, honoring the perseverance of those who survived, and embracing the Americans of Armenian descent." View the tweet here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I proudly joined my colleagues in Congress to officially recognize the Genocide last fall. In doing this, we were paying tribute to the victims of that horrific chapter of history, honoring the perseverance of those who survived, and embracing the Americans of Armenian descent." View the tweet here.

04/17/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Led a letter from the Congressional Armenian Caucus to President-Elect Arayik Harutyunyan, congratulating the people of Artsakh on a successful, democratic election. The letter also calls for official US recognition of Artsakh as an independent nation." View the tweet here.

03/12/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Great to meet Dr. Nanako Murata, who was on Capitol Hill as part of the @ANCA_DC Endowment's Raphael Lemkin Series. She spoke about the Japanese captain of the Tokei-Maru that bravely rescued Greek and Armenian refugees from certain death in Smyrna in 1922." View the tweet here.

03/05/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Great to meet with the Majority Leader of the Armenian National Assembly @LilitMakunts. and Armenian Ambassador @VaruzhanN today. Discussed the need for an increased US-Armenia strategic dialogue commensurate with the incredible progress made there in the last 2 years" View the tweet here.

02/23/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I would like to congratulate the Peoples' Democratic Party @HDPgenelmerkezi for its 4th annual Congress. I condemn Turkish Dictator Erdogan's attacks on elected officials from your party that prevent them from representing their constituents." View the tweet here.

02/12/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Participated in Congressional commemoration of the Baku and Sumgait pogroms committed by Azerbaijan against Armenians. Powerful story by Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte who personally witnessed and suffered as a result of these atrocities. " View the tweet here.

01/30/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Hundreds of Armenians living in Azerbaijan were killed during the Sumgait and Baku pogroms because of their ethnicity. I submitted remarks today to commemorate the anniversaries of these atrocities. Crimes against humanity cannot go unpunished or unrecognized." View the tweet here.

01/28/20 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Had a good meeting with @armembusa Ambassador Nersesyan today. We discussed the need for continued funding of demining activities in #Artsakh & the massive increase in US security assistance to Azerbaijan. This funding is against US precedent & could threaten Armenia's safety." View the tweet here.

12/13/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Great to see the US Ambassador to #Armenia, Lynne Tracy @usembarmenia. We asked her about continued funding for @TheHALOTrust, which conducts demining missions in Artsakh. We also pushed for the historic parity in military funding between Azerbaijan and Armenia." View the tweet here.

12/08/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "St. Stepanos Armenian Church, Elberon, food and bake sale. Pictured with pastor and leaders of women’s guild who sold me a painting of Mt. Ararat." View the tweet here.

11/21/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "That’s why my colleagues and I wrote again to the @StateDept urging the Trump Administration to restore parity to #Armenia and Azerbaijan." View the tweet here.

11/14/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Someone should explain to @LindseyGrahamSC that not everything Congress does reflects the lies and propaganda President Trump and Erdogan want to see from their political stooges." View the tweet here.

11/13/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Thanks to the Open World Leadership Center and the Armenia-US Friendship Group for inviting me to speak tonight on my work to further the US - Armenia partnership." View the tweet here.

11/12/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Great to spend time today with Armenia-U.S. Parliamentary Friendship Group and @armembusa on a U.S. Capitol Tour. Afterward, we discussed Armenia's progress toward becoming a market-driven and open democracy, and how the U.S. can best aid in its transition." View the tweet here.

11/12/19 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "Another day, another example of the president using a foreign policy decision to fill his coffers. Trump plainly stated, “I have a little conflict of interest because I have a major, major building in Istanbul.” Trump’s financial and family interests are driving our policy toward Turkey - not the interests of the United States and our allies." View the Facebook post here.

10/31/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Meeting with Artsakh’s Foreign Minister and the Permanent Representative to the United States prior to a reception celebrating Artsakh’s independence and recognition as a sovereign nation." View the tweet here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "Today, the House passed a historic resolution to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide. Beginning in 1915, an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were systemically murdered in what is now present-day Turkey. I stood with my colleagues on the House floor today to pay tribute to victims of this horrific chapter of history, to the perseverance of those who survived, and to the Americans of Armenian descent who continue to strengthen our country. Read more here: https://pallone.house.gov/media/press-releases/pallone-applauds-house-passage-armenian-genocide-resolution" View the Facebook post here.

10/24/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Next week, the House of Representatives will take a historic vote to officially recognize the #ArmenianGenocide. America must speak up in opposition to crimes against humanity, especially as Turkey threatens a new ethnic cleansing campaign in Northern Syria." View the tweet here.

10/23/19 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "Trump gives brutal authoritarian Erdogan the green light to attack our allies in Syria then rewards him with this. Another damaging foreign policy decision that weakens U.S. leadership in the region and strengthens adversaries like Russia and Assad." View the Facebook post here.

10/21/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Azeri President Aliyev once again reveals his hatred of open dialogue and disdain for equality. Freedom of speech is a cornerstone of democracy. This crackdown silences opposition. The United States must stop engaging with this brutal regime immediately." View the tweet here.

10/16/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "With my support, the House just passed an overwhelmingly bipartisan resolution to condemn Trump’s reckless decision to abandon our allies in Syria and demand that Turkey immediately halt strikes on the Kurds. Turkey’s senseless violence helps ISIS and must be stopped." View the tweet here.

10/16/19 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "With my support, the House just passed an overwhelmingly bipartisan resolution to condemn Trump’s reckless decision to abandon our allies in Syria and demand that Turkey immediately halt strikes on the Kurds. Turkey’s senseless violence helps ISIS and must be stopped‬." View the Facebook post here.

10/07/19 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "Trump gave Erdogan the green light to attack our Kurdish allies in Northern Syria - who fought with us against ISIS. His inept foreign policy and lack of strategy will result in the loss of civilian life and damage US credibility around the world." View the Facebook post here.

09/29/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "A significant increase in military aid to Azerbaijan violates the precedent of parity the US has had for decades between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Armenia caucus leaders joined me in advocating for an immediate halt in military aid to Azerbaijan." View the tweet here.

09/22/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "St. Stepanos Armenian Independence Day picnic in Elberon. Armenian Americans are inspired by the progress that has been made in Armenia towards democracy and the rule of law." View the tweet here.

09/19/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Met with Armenian Ambassador to the US Varuzhan Nersesyan. We discussed the importance of supporting the information technology sector in #Armenia." View the tweet here.

09/18/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Great to see young advocates for #Armenia on Capitol Hill for the Independence Day Reception. In the aftermath of the Velvet Revolution, it is more important than ever for the US to support the new Armenian government." View the tweet here.

09/02/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Led a letter with my fellow Co-Chairs on the Armenian Caucus congratulating the Republic of Artsakh on their Independence Day! Artsakh is an exemplar of democracy and freedom in the region, and we remain hopeful that an enduring peace can be reached that keeps Artsakh Armenian." View the tweet here.

06/05/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Honored to receive the Barbed Wire Award at the Annual Cyprus & Hellenic Leadership Conference. Barbed wire is a stark reminder of the division of Cyprus and Turkey's continued aggressions in the Eastern Mediterranean. I’ll continue advocating for a unified Cyprus." View the tweet here.

06/05/19 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "Honored to receive the Barbed Wire Award at the Annual Cyprus & Hellenic Leadership Conference. Barbed wire is a stark reminder of the division of Cyprus and Turkey's continued aggressions in the Eastern Mediterranean. I’ll continue advocating for a unified Cyprus." View the Facebook post here.

04/28/19 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "Times Square Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. Thanks to all the Armenian Americans who support the Armenia Caucus’s efforts for genocide recognition, a strong U.S.-Armenia relationship, and peace proposals that keep Artsakh Armenian." View the Facebook post here.

04/25/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "This hate-filled speech #Erdogan gave yesterday on the day to commemorate the #ArmenianGenocide was a disgusting denial of historical facts. I stand with @NikolPashinyan and Armenians everywhere in condemning a new low from this brutal authoritarian." View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Today, we honor the victims & survivors of the #ArmenianGenocide on the 104th Anniversary & remember the perseverance of the Armenian people. I'm working w/ @RepAdamSchiff @RepGusBilirakis, & my colleagues in Congress to officially make the U.S. recognize the Armenian Genocide." View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I'm extremely disappointed that the President has refused to call the #ArmenianGenocide exactly what it was – an organized and premeditated attempt to wipe out the Armenian population." View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Despite Erdogan’s brutal crackdown on political opponents and free speech, there were signs of democratic hope in Turkish local elections last month. The US must do more to support pro-democracy opposition and encourage a more peaceful, democratic Turkey:" View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "Today, we honor the victims and survivors of the #ArmenianGenocide on the 104th Anniversary and remember the perseverance of the Armenian people. I am working with Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, and my colleagues in Congress to officially make the United States recognize the Armenian Genocide. I am extremely disappointed that the President has refused to call the #ArmenianGenocide exactly what it was – an organized and premeditated attempt to wipe out the Armenian population. This denial only perpetuates the long-running Turkish denial of these horrific events. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-armenian-remembrance-day-2019/" View the Facebook post here.

04/23/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "It is shocking that @NatlParkService would grant TASC a permit to stage a protest right next to the Armenian Genocide Commemoration in DC given the genocide-denying, pro-Erdogan groups’ past provocations of violence in the US. I call on them to immediately revoke this permit." View the tweet here.

04/10/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Great to commemorate the Armenian Genocide with @RepSchneider, @armembusa, and Elise Aronson yesterday on Capitol Hill with the Armenian Caucus. We are focused on Armenia’s Velvet Revolution as a model of democracy among former Soviet republics." View the tweet here.

04/03/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "It was a pleasure to welcome Anna Hakobyan, Editor-in-Chief of the Armenian Times Daily & wife of Armenian PM @NikolPashinyan, to the Capitol last night along with my Armenian Caucus colleagues. We will continue to push for a stronger US-Armenian partnership this Congress." View the tweet here.

03/08/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The US Gov maintains an outdated, self-imposed ban on engagement with #Artsakh b/c of pressure from Azerbaijan. The Artsakh Travel & Communications Resolution I introduced urges US to finally recognize Artsakh & encourage more direct US-Artsakh cooperation." View the tweet here.

02/13/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Pleasure to meet with Armenian Amb Nersesyan @armembusa today to discuss need for elevated strategic dialogue between our countries through the US-ARM Joint Economic Task Force. Also discussed need for closer economic ties/cooperation in areas like the high tech and IT sectors." View the tweet here.

01/30/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "These flags hung at #Armenian schools were clearly meant to be a hateful, direct threat against the children taught within them. The perpetrator of this crime must be brought to justice by the LAPD." View the tweet here.

01/28/19 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "It is critical for the US to recognize and denounce violent assaults against civilians. That is why I continue to stand with the Armenian people in condemning the horrific massacre known as the Sumgait pogroms" View the tweet here.

12/16/18 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "St Stepanos Armenian Church in Elberon Holiday Bake Sale with Fr Daniel Karadjian and Raffi Karakashian." View the tweet here.

12/13/18 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Met today with newly-appointed Armenian Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan. We had a great discussion on the need for US Congress to work hand-in-hand with @armembusa to further strengthen Armenia’s unprecedented democratic and economic reforms in the coming months." View the tweet here.

09/26/18 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Wonderful tribute to my good friend Annie Totah at the @ARAMAC_DC gala last night. For as long as I've known her, Annie has been a leading defender of human rights and a vocal advocate of Armenia, Artsakh and the Armenian-American community. Congratulations!" View the tweet here.

09/23/18 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Enjoyed the best Armenian food at St Stepanos Armenian Independence Day picnic in Elberon. Everyone there was very optimistic about Armenia's future in the aftermath of the Velvet Revolution." View the tweet here.

09/21/18 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to the people of Armenia on 27 years of independence from the Soviet Union. Armenian people have lived up to their pledge to create a free and independent nation, built on strong democratic principles - especially since Velvet Rev." View the tweet here.
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