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ANCA Report Card: 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Alan Lowenthal

D- California
District 47

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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? 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? 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? 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? 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


04/24/20 - Rep. Lowenthal tweeted "Today we mark the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. I was proud to join my House colleagues last year in two historic votes to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide. It remains our moral duty and obligation, to never forget this crime against humanity. #NeverAgain" View the tweet here.

10/16/19 - Rep. Lowenthal posted the following to Facebook: "The President of the United States gave the green light for Turkey to invade. And almost immediately, the carnage began, just like the world warned. Now the president says it’s “not our problem.” Truly disgusting. I was proud to vote today with 353 of my House colleagues from both sides of the aisle to condemn Turkish aggression against our Kurdish allies in Syria." View the Facebook post here.

10/15/19 - Rep. Lowenthal posted the following to Facebook: "In one phone call to the president of Turkey, President Trump betrayed our allies, created the setting for a vast humanitarian disaster, injected chaos into an already unstable region, and diminished the standing of our nation on the international stage. His rash action in Syria has jeopardized our national security by empowering our enemies and risking the resurgence of ISIS. Congress must hold Turkey responsible for the atrocities they commit -- but this crisis began and falls on the shoulders of our own president." View the Facebook post here.

10/15/19 - Rep. Lowenthal tweeted "The president has put innocent lives at risk. He has jeopardized our national security and empowered our enemies. He’s risking the resurgence of ISIS. Congress will hold Turkey responsible for wrongdoing—but this is a crisis of Donald Trump’s own making." View the tweet here.

10/11/19 - Rep. Lowenthal posted the following to Facebook: "The Trump Administration isn’t ending wars. American soldiers were ordered to stand down while the Erdogan regime in Turkey launches attacks on the Kurds—long-time, reliable allies and partners of the US. This betrayal undermines national security. It is also a humanitarian and moral disaster. He has turned his back on our moral and strategic commitments at every turn. His reckless behavior empowers autocrats everywhere." View the Facebook post here.
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