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

Anna Eshoo

D- California
District 18

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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? Yes
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? No
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? 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. Eshoo tweeted "On the 105th Anniversary of the #ArmenianGenocide, we pause to remember the 1.5 million Armenians and hundreds of thousands of Assyrians, Greeks, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians who were taken from us at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, including my ancestors. Last October the House ended 100 years of official silence and passed the Armenian Genocide Resolution to honor and commemorate those who were lost in the first genocide of the 20th Century and to reject efforts to deny the existence of this dark chapter of human history. This year’s 105th Anniversary comes during a devastating time for our world and nation with the COVID-19 Pandemic and yet we as Armenian Americans have for the first time in our nation’s history the opportunity to celebrate the passage of the Armenian Genocide Resolution. On this anniversary, let us honor the memory of those who were lost by remaining vigilant to prevent similar atrocities from taking place today or in the future." View the tweet here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Eshoo tweeted "Last October the House ended 100 years of official silence and passed the Armenian Genocide Resolution to honor and commemorate those who were lost in the first genocide of the 20th Century and to reject efforts to deny the existence of this dark chapter of human history. This year’s 105th Anniversary comes during a devastating time for our world and nation with the COVID-19 Pandemic and yet we as Armenian Americans have for the first time in our nation’s history the opportunity to celebrate the passage of the Armenian Genocide Resolution." View the tweet here.

10/30/19 - Rep. Eshoo posted the following to Facebook: "I thought of my parents and grandparents yesterday as the House voted to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide. This resolution honors and commemorates my ancestors and all those who perished in the first genocide of the 20th century." View the Facebook post here.

10/30/19 - Rep. Eshoo tweeted "I thought of my parents and grandparents yesterday as the House voted to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide. This resolution honors and commemorates my ancestors and all those who perished in the first genocide of the 20th century." View the tweet here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Eshoo tweeted "Today the House will vote on a resolution affirming the U.S. record on the Armenian Genocide. I’ve been waiting for this moment since I first came to Congress 27 years ago. Between 1915 and 1923, 1.5 million Armenians, and hundreds of thousands of Assyrians, Greeks, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians were systematically slaughtered at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. Members of my own family were among those murdered, and my parents fled with my grandparents to America. What all of the persecuted had in common was that they were Christians. 49 U.S. states and over 2 dozen countries, including 14 NATO allies, have passed Genocide Resolutions. It’s time for Congress to act. There is an historic parallel today as Turkey is once again engaging in ethnic cleansing, this time against the Kurds in Syria. This resolution not only honors and commemorates my ancestors who perished but all those who were lost in the first genocide of the 20th Century. #ArmenianGenocide" View the tweet here.

10/11/19 - Rep. Eshoo posted the following to Facebook: "I’m appalled by the President’s decision to once again put the interests of foreign dictators ahead of U.S. national security and our foreign allies. Allowing Turkey to launch a military offensive in Syria is reckless and further confirms that the President does not understand the complexities of the Middle East. More civilian casualties, more displacement, and an emboldened Russia and ISIS will be the legacy of Donald Trump’s foreign policy. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-under-pressure-to-response-to-turkeys-offensive-in-syria-as-death-toll-rises/2019/10/10/128d2980-eba8-11e9-85c0-85a098e47b37_story.html%3foutputType=amp" View the Facebook post here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Eshoo posted the following to Facebook: "Today we remember the 1.5 million lives lost during the Armenian Genocide. We can never allow time to diminish the cruelty and violence perpetuated by the Ottoman Empire against Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, and other minorities. We carry their history and honor their legacy by remembering them today. I’ve cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution in every Congress I’ve served in to formally recognize one of history’s human atrocities. The United States should join those in the world community that formally recognize the Armenian Genocide." View the Facebook post here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Eshoo tweeted "Today we remember the 1.5 million lives lost during the Armenian Genocide. We can never allow time to diminish the cruelty and violence perpetuated by the Ottoman Empire against Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, and other minorities. We carry the victims' history & honor their legacy" View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Eshoo tweeted "I’ve cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution in every Congress I’ve served in to formally recognize one of history’s human atrocities. The United States should join those in the world community that formally recognize the #ArmenianGenocide." View the tweet here.

04/02/19 - Rep. Eshoo posted the following to Facebook: "It was an honor to host Mrs. Anna Hakobyan, acclaimed journalist and wife of Armenia’s Prime Minister, at a reception in the Capitol to discuss the Velvet Revolution and the power of peaceful protest in upholding democratic values. I’m proud to be a member of the Armenian Caucus to enhance the strong bond between the U.S. and Armenia." View the Facebook post here.
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