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)

Abigail Spanberger

D- Virginia
District 7

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2020 GRADE
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2020
Previous Member
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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? No
Cosponsored the Resolution Condemning the Azerbaijan/Turkey Attacks, H.Res.1165? No
Cosponsored the U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution, H.Res.190? No
Cosponsored the Resolution Reaffirming the US-Armenia Strategic Relationship (H.Res.452)? No
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? No
Signed the 2020 Cox-Sherman-Costa-Clark Letter Calling for Sanctions on Azerbaijan for War Crimes? No
Signed the 2020 Speier Letter Against the Anti-Armenian Chabot-Cohen Amendment to NDAA? No
Signed the Armenian Caucus Letter Condemning the Azerbaijan War Games in May, 2020? No
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? No
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? No
Signed the 2020 Crenshaw Letter to Block Erdogan’s Visit to DC? No
Issued a 2020 Statement Calling for Artsakh Recognition? No
Issued a 2020 Statement Condemning Azerbaijan/Turkey Attacks on Armenia/Artsakh? No
Issued an April 24th Statement Marking the Armenian Genocide in 2019/2020? Yes
Commemorated the Sumgait-Baku-Kirovabad Pogroms in 2019/2020? No
Offered Remarks in 2019/2020 making false Khojaly accusations? No
Traveled to Armenia and/or Artsakh in 2019/2020? No
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? Yes


07/22/20 - Rep. Spanberger posted the following to Facebook: "The Kremlin is engaging in destabilizing and aggressive behaviors against democracies around the world. We need to hold Turkey — a NATO member — accountable for military cooperation with Russia that threatens our security. Read more on my amendment with Rep. Adam Kinzinger:" View the Facebook post here.

07/22/20 - Rep. Spanberger tweeted "The Kremlin is engaging in destabilizing and aggressive behaviors around the world. We need to hold Turkey — a NATO member — accountable for military cooperation with Russia that threatens our security. Read more on my amendment with @RepKinzinger" View the tweet here.

07/21/20 - Rep. Spanberger posted the following to Facebook: "Tonight, I voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House to pass a defense bill that includes: ? A 3 percent pay raise for our troops ? My amendment with Congressman Joe Neguse recognizing climate change as a national security threat ? U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan's amendment requiring all federal law enforcement officers to be clearly identified by name and agency on their uniform ? The creation of a Pandemic Preparedness & Resilience fund to prepare DoD for future pandemics ? My amendment with Rep. Adam Kinzinger to hold Turkey accountable for actions that threaten NATO ? An amendment I led to incorporate innovative wood products, like those made in Central Virginia, at DoD facilities" View the Facebook post here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Spanberger posted the following to Facebook: "Today, the Armenian community in Central Virginia and across the globe commemorates the lives lost in the #ArmenianGenocide. This anniversary is a terrible reminder of atrocities born from blind hate, but it also reminds us how enduring the human spirit can be. #VA07" View the Facebook post here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Spanberger tweeted "Today, the Armenian community in Central Virginia and across the globe commemorates the lives lost in the #ArmenianGenocide. This anniversary is a terrible reminder of atrocities born from blind hate, but it also reminds us how enduring the human spirit can be." View the tweet here.

11/13/19 - Rep. Spanberger posted the following to Facebook: "Today, President Erdogan of Turkey is being warmly welcomed to the White House. The incursion of Turkish forces into northern Syria has created instability, insecurity, & a humanitarian crisis – and has been widely condemned by both Republicans and Democrats." View the Facebook post here.

10/30/19 - Rep. Spanberger tweeted "Last night, I voted to formally recognize and denounce the #ArmenianGenocide. Although this atrocity is now behind us in history, the wound is still fresh in the memories of many Armenian-Americans in #VA07. I was proud to take this vote for my district." View the tweet here.

10/07/19 - Rep. Spanberger posted the following to Facebook: "Last week, I traveled to Afghanistan, Turkey, and the Syria-Jordan border with a group of Republican and Democratic colleagues from the U.S. House. We met with U.S. military leaders, security, diplomatic, and intelligence officers, and leadership teams from our foreign partners. In light of everything I heard from our American servicemembers on the ground, I am even more alarmed by the administration’s decision to abandon support for our Kurdish allies. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of our long-time Kurdish allies, has been a key partner in the battle against ISIS. The SDF has fought and died alongside American troops to combat the spread of terrorism that threatens the United States, our partners and allies, and regional security. The administration’s decision to walk back our support of the SDF and invite Turkey to act aggressively in northern Syria is a misguided and catastrophic blow to our national security interests. This decision will further destabilize the region and make it harder for the United States to recruit allies in our ongoing global counterterrorism efforts. I urge the administration to speak with the same leaders that I spoke with last week, and to work with them to develop a long-term counterrorism strategy that doesn’t involve turning our backs on the same allies we’ve promised to support." View the Facebook post here.

09/07/19 - Rep. Spanberger tweeted "What a perfect day in Central Virginia for the Richmond Armenian Food Festival! I had a great time at #RVA’s longest-running food festival." View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Spanberger tweeted "Today, we remember the 1.5 million Armenians who lost their lives during the #ArmenianGenocide. I joined the Congressional Armenian Caucus, because I believe it’s vital to never forget how hate and bigotry have led to atrocities throughout history." View the tweet here.
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