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

Albio Sires

D- New Jersey
District 8

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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? No
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? 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? No
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? 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. Sires posted the following to Facebook: "Today marks the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. For the past 105 years Armenians have had to fight for recognition of the horrible pain so many families have endured. I stand with the people of Armenia in condemning this dark chapter of history and mourning the nearly 1.5 million lives lost. I am committed to ensuring this intolerance and violence does not occur again, and that this tragedy does not go unnoticed." View the Facebook post here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Sires tweeted "Today marks the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. For the past 105 years Armenians have had to fight for recognition of the horrible pain so many families have endured. I stand with the people of Armenia in condemning this dark chapter of history and mourning the nearly 1.5 million lives lost. I am committed to ensuring this intolerance and violence does not occur again, and that this tragedy does not go unnoticed." View the tweet here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Sires tweeted "I stand with the people of Armenia in condemning this dark chapter of history and mourning the nearly 1.5 million lives lost. I am committed to ensuring this intolerance and violence does not occur again, and that this tragedy does not go unnoticed." View the tweet here.

10/10/19 - Rep. Sires posted the following to Facebook: "“The President’s justifications for abandoning our Kurdish allies in Syria are insulting and outside of any logical thought process. Rather than standing by our allies the way an honorable partner would, the President has used the insulting justification that the Kurdish people, who fought so bravely beside us against ISIS, don’t deserve our help because they didn’t storm the beaches of Normandy during World War II. By his own admission, Turkey was planning to attack our allies for a long time, and now he has cleared the path for them to do so. President Trump knows that President Erdogan plans to continue conducting deadly strikes and yet he made a choice that will lead to the deaths of thousands of men, women, and children. He is doing irreparable harm to our national security, partnerships, and future credibility. Why would any nation, or group, ally themselves with the United States when our own President has abandoned key partners to be slaughtered by an authoritarian masquerading as a democratically elected leader? He will have the blood of every single person who dies as a result of his decision on his hands.” See my full statement:" View the Facebook post here.

10/09/19 - Rep. Sires posted the following to Facebook: "Reports that Turkey has launched its military campaign against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are alarming. It is shameful that our Kurdish partners were left vulnerable to Turkish aggression, who seems intent on eliminating Kurdish presence along the Turkey-Syria border at all costs. I condemn Turkey’s military campaign against the SDF and am particularly concerned given Turkey’s historical precedent of violence against ethnic minorities, as in the Armenian Genocide. My statement:" View the Facebook post here.
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