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

Brad Sherman

D- California
District 30

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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? 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? 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? No
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? Yes


07/20/20 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "The House passed amendments, of which I am the chief cosponsor, to the annual national defense bill. I joined Frank Pallone Jr. to address foreign security forces who violate human rights & receive US assistance, such as Azerbaijan. This amendment aims to prevent such violations." View the Facebook post here.

07/20/20 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "The House passed amendments, of which I am the chief cosponsor, to the annual national defense bill. I joined @FrankPallone to address foreign security forces who violate human rights & receive US assistance, such as Azerbaijan. This amendment aims to prevent such violations." View the tweet here.

07/14/20 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "I am very concerned by Azerbaijan’s provocations along the #Armenian border. Such actions put the lives of soldiers and civilians at risk. Unfortunately, these actions do not come as a surprise given Azerbaijan’s increasingly bellicose rhetoric towards Armenia & #Artsakh. It’s good to see the State Department calling on all parties to show restraint and urging the resumption of negotiations." View the Facebook post here.

07/14/20 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "I am very concerned by Azerbaijan’s provocations along the #Armenian border. Such actions put the lives of soldiers and civilians at risk. Unfortunately, these actions do not come as a surprise given Azerbaijan’s increasingly bellicose rhetoric towards Armenia & #Artsakh (1/2) It’s good to see the State Department calling on all parties to show restraint and urging the resumption of negotiations. (2/2)" View the tweet here.

06/23/20 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "I testified today before the House Appropriations Committee on the importance of $1.5 million to aid the people of #Artsakh to deal with problems involving mines, health and education needs. I also supported robust aid for #Armenia." View the Facebook post here.

06/23/20 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "I testified today before the @AppropsDems on the importance of $1.5 million to aid the people of #Artsakh to deal with problems involving mines, health & education needs. I also supported robust aid for #Armenia." View the tweet here.

05/07/20 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "is acting outrageously with respect to Flynn’s #obstructionofjustice plea. Also being ignored is how #Flynn admitted to lying about being a paid agent of the Turkish govt and false filings under the FARA Act (all while an advisor to the Trump transition)" View the tweet here.

04/26/20 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/04/24/biden-armenian-genocide-207587" View the Facebook post here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "Today, we mark the 105th anniversary of the #ArmenianGenocide. I have long advocated for the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and was pleased to join my colleagues in introducing and passing H.Res. 296, the #ArmenianGenocideResolution last October. https://youtu.be/15Mq5zLfyyo" View the Facebook post here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "Today, we mark the 105th anniversary of the #ArmenianGenocide. I have long advocated for the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and was pleased to join my colleagues in introducing and passing H.Res. 296, the #ArmenianGenocideResolution last October." View the tweet here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "I would like to thank @ANCA_DC for leading a nation-wide effort to fund 1.5 million meals, through donations to Feeding America, to help Americans in need during the #COVID19 crisis. Your contributions and efforts will always be remembered and appreciated." View the tweet here.

02/06/20 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "Great to meet with Ambassador of Armenia to the US Varuzhan Nersesyan. We discussed the importance of a new tax treaty, demining assistance to Nagorno Karabakh, and the importance of a strong US- Armenia relationship." View the Facebook post here.

02/06/20 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "Great to meet with Ambassador of Armenia to the US @VaruzhanN for the first time since his appointment. We discussed the importance of a new tax treaty, demining assistance to Nagorno Karabakh, and the importance of a strong US- Armenia relationship." View the tweet here.

11/13/19 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "Today at the White House, there was a President who denigrates the free press and displays authoritarian tendencies. And Mr. Erdogan was there too. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-erdogan-meeting-trump-says-hes-big-fan-turkey-strongman-recep-tayyip-erdogan-today-2019-11-13/?ftag=CNM-00-10aac3a”" View the Facebook post here.

11/13/19 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "Today at the White House, there was a President who denigrates the free press and displays authoritarian tendencies. And Mr. Erdogan was there too." View the tweet here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "After decades of struggle, the House of Representatives will finally recognize the #ArmenianGenocide. Today, I spoke on the House Floor to mark this monumental day. To watch, click below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Mq5zLfyyo&feature=youtu.be" View the Facebook post here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "After decades of struggle, the House of Representatives will finally recognize the #ArmenianGenocide. Today, I spoke on the House Floor to mark this monumental day. To watch, click below:" View the tweet here.

10/22/19 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "Last week, I gave a speech on the House Floor [Below] saying that it is time to recognize the #ArmenianGenocide. I said our shameful failure to recognize history can no longer be justified by claiming that #Turkey is a great ally of the United States. I am increasingly confident that more and more of my colleagues agree that now is the time to pass the #ArmenianGenocideResolution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAjSEhMFR2I&feature=youtu.be" View the Facebook post here.

10/22/19 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "Last week, I gave a speech on the House Floor [Below] saying that it is time to recognize the #ArmenianGenocide. I said our shameful failure to recognize history can no longer be justified by claiming that #Turkey is a great ally of the United States. 1/2 I am increasingly confident that more and more of my colleagues agree that now is the time to pass the #ArmenianGenocideResolution. 2/2" View the tweet here.

09/10/19 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "I had the pleasure of meeting with ANCA National Chairman Raffi Hamparian, Government Affairs Director Tereza Yerimyan, ANCA Western Region Executive Director Armen Sahakyan, and Liyah Babayan. We discussed my efforts to ensure de-mining in Artsakh (formally Nagorno Karabakh) continues." View the Facebook post here.

09/10/19 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "I was pleased to meet with author Liyah Babayan who published Liminal, the story of her family’s escape among hundreds of thousands of Armenians forced to flee from Azerbaijan in the closing years of the twentieth century." View the Facebook post here.

09/10/19 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "Had the pleasure of meeting with @ANCA_DC National Chairman Raffi Hamparian, Government Affairs Director Tereza Yerimyan, @Anca_WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan, and Liyah Babayan. We discussed my efforts to ensure de-mining in Artsakh (formally Nagorno Karabakh) continues." View the tweet here.

07/18/19 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "Today the Pentagon announced we will not sell F-35's to #Turkey, due to Turkey's purchase of Russia's S-400's. I don't say this often, but the Trump administration made the right call" View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "Today, in honor of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, I was proud to join thousands of Americans who gathered for the annual March For Justice in Los Angeles to commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We must always remember the perseverance of the Armenian people and that is why I am working with my colleagues in Congress to officially make the U.S. recognize the Armenian Genocide." View the Facebook post here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "Today, in honor of #ArmenianGenocideRemembranceDay, I was proud to join thousands of Americans who gathered for the annual #MarchForJustice in Los Angeles to commemorate the 104th anniversary of the #ArmenianGenocide. 1/2" View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "We must always remember the perseverance of the Armenian people and that is why I am working with my colleagues in Congress to officially make the U.S. recognize the #ArmenianGenocide. 2/2" View the tweet here.

04/11/19 - Rep. Sherman posted the following to Facebook: "I was honored to join the Armenian American community earlier this week at the Armenian Genocide Commemoration event in Washington D.C." View the Facebook post here.

04/10/19 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "I was honored to join the Armenian American community last night at the #ArmenianGenocide Commemoration event in Washington D.C." View the tweet here.

03/01/19 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "Today we honor the Armenian victims of the brutal Sumgait, Kirovabad, and Baku massacres. We must not forget this atrocity and the violence that resulted in the force-able expulsion of 390,000 Armenians from Azerbaijan. Full statement here:" View the tweet here.

01/29/19 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "I have been informed that Turkish flags have been posted outside and inside of the Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School, and other Armenian schools and churches in Southern California." View the tweet here.

01/29/19 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "I strongly condemn this hateful act of vandalism. It is particularly cruel to those whose family members died in the Armenian Genocide." View the tweet here.
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