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

David Cicilline

D- Rhode Island
District 1

2020 GRADE
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? 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

07/10/20 - Rep. Cicilline posted the following to Facebook: "?The world should be outraged by Erdogan’s decision to take #HagiaSophia - part of our common world heritage - and use it as a political tool that divides. There should be consequences for this violation of Hagia Sophia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site status.?" View the Facebook post here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Cicilline tweeted "I am proud to represent such a proud Armenian community in Rhode Island. That’s why it was so important that I had the chance to speak on the House floor before we voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide for the first time in our history." View the tweet here.

10/10/19 - Rep. Cicilline posted the following to Facebook: "President Trump has Kurdish blood on his hands. Kurdish forces inside Syria did what Donald Trump was never willing to do, fight with the American military to secure our country’s safety. The President has abandoned our allies in a rash decision following an extended conversation with Turkish President Erdogan. The American people have a right to know what was said on that call with the leader of a country in which the Trump Organization has business interests. This is a sad day for Syrian Kurds and for America." View the Facebook post here.

04/01/19 - Rep. Cicilline tweeted "Erdogan is a brutal thug. Under his leadership, Turkey has moved further and further away from democratic values." View the tweet here.
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