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ANCA Report Card: 115th Congress (2017-2018)

David Valadao

R- California
District 21

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Cosponsored the Genocide Prevention Resolution, H.Res.220? Yes
Cosponsored the Trott Amendment attaching the H.Res.220 to the NDAA? Yes
Cosponsored the U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution, H.Res.697? No
Cosponsored the Haiti and Armenia Reforestation Act, H.6503? No
Cosponsored the Resolution condemning the Erdogan-ordered Attacks, H.Res.354? Yes
Voted for the Resolution condemning the Erdogan-ordered attack, H.Res.354? Yes
Cosponsored the Azerbaijan Human Rights Resolution, H.Res.537? No
Cosponsored the Restrict International Financial Aid to Turkey Act, H.6633? No
Cosponsored the Block F-35 Sale to Turkey Act, H. 5863? No
Cosponsored the Resolution against Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 missiles, H.Res.951? No
Cosponsored the US-Turkey Free Trade Promotion Act, H.R.3146? No
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? Yes
Traveled to Armenia / Artsakh? Yes
Condemned May 2017 Erdogan-ordered attack in 2017 Maloney and/or Bilirakis letter and/or statements Yes
Signed the Armenian Genocide Letters to the President in 2017 and/or 2018? Yes
Signed the Letters Supporting Pro-Armenian Foreign Aid Priorities in 2017 and/or 2018? No
Signed the January 2018 Valadao/Sherman letter on U.S.-Armenia Double Tax Treaty? Yes
Signed the June 2017 Trott/Pallone letter opposing arms sales to Turkey? No
Signed 2018 letters promoting Armenia democracy aid, calling for Trump-Pashinyan meeting? Yes
Signed the February 2017 and/or May 2018 letters seeking freedom for Pastor Brunson? Yes
Offered Remarks in 2017 / 2018 in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in the House? Yes
Offered Remarks in 2017 / 2018 in remembrance of the Pogroms in Baku, Sumgait, and Kirovabad? No
Offered Remarks in 2017 / 2018 making false Khojaly accusations? No
Participated in the 2017 / 2018 Capitol Hill Commemorations of the Armenian Genocide? Yes
Participated in the ANCA's July 2017 Sheridan Circle protest? No
Participated in the ANCA's June 2018 Armenia First Republic Centennial event? No
Participated in ANCA's screenings of The Promise (March 2017) and/or Architects of Denial (Sept. 17)? No
Participated in the March 2018 Armenian Parliamentarian event? No
Participated in the March 2018 Artsakh President event? No
Participated in the October 2017 Armenia 26th Anniversary event? No

06/27/2018- Rep. David Valadao discussed Armenian American community priorities with California constituents during ANCA Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Read the full article here.

04/24/2018- Rep. David Valadao offered a statement on the House floor commemorating the Armenian Genocide. Read the statement here.

03/15/2018- Rep. David Valadao welcomed Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan to the U.S. Capitol at a reception co-hosted by the ANCA. Read the full article here.

02/23/2018- Rep. David Valadao congratulated the people of Artsakh on the 30th anniversary of the liberation movement with a powerful video first broadcast at the February 13th celebrations in the Republic’s capital, Stepanakert. Read the full article here.

02/21/2018- The ANCA honored Congressional Armenian Caucus Republican Co-Chair David Valadao for his exemplary legislative leadership in advancing the health and safety of the citizens of the Artsakh Republic. Read the full article here.

01/25/2018- Rep. David Valadao joined Rep. Sherman in leading Congressional calls on the Treasury Secretary to stop double taxation of U.S.-Armenia profits. Read the full article here.

11/22/2017- Rep. David Valadao briefed the Central Valley Armenian Community on his trip to Artsakh and de-mining assistance efforts. Read the full article here.

10/17/2017- Rep. David Valadao tweeted "Sat down w/ @EvanOnstot today to discuss my trip to Armenia, DACA, & tax reform. Watch ‘Sunday Morning Matters’ on @KSEE24 to hear more!" Read the tweet here.

09/22/2017- Rep. David Valadao tweeted "Having the opportunity to visit Armenia, a nation so many of my constituents know and love, was an unforgettable experience." Read the tweet here.

09/21/2017- The ANCA-WR announced that Rep. David Valadao will receive the Advocate for Justice Award at the 2017 ANCA-WR Gala. Read the full article here.

09/18/2017- Rep. David Valadao visited Artsakh; reviewed HALO Trust’s de-mining efforts. Read the full article here.

09/07/2017- The U.S. House adopted an amendment by Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) backing continued Congressional appropriations for the HALO Trust’s life-saving de-mining across the interior farmlands and villages of the Artsakh Republic. Read the full article here.

08/23/2017- ANCA supporters rallied behind Congressional Armenian Caucus Republican Co-Chair David Valadao Read the full article here.

08/04/2017- The ANCA welcomed Rep. Valadao’s leadership on Artsakh de-mining. Read the full article here.

09/22/2017 - Rep. Valadao tweeted "Having the opportunity to visit Armenia, a nation so many of my constituents know and love, was an unforgettable experience." See the Tweet here.

08/04/2017 - Rep. Valadao seeks support for the completion of U.S. campaign to protect families of Artsakh from mines and other deadly unexploded ordnance. Read the full article here.

07/01/2017 - Rep. Valadao met with ANCA leadership and discussed Armenian Priorities Read the full article here.

05/20/2017 -Rep. Valadao condemning the violent beatings on May 16 in Washington D.C. Read the full article here.

05/02/2017 - Rep. Valadao commemorated the Armenian Genocide on the House Floor. Read the full article here.

04/25/17 - Rep. Valadao offered remarks on the House floor regarding the Armenian Genocide. Read the full statement here.

04/25/2017 - Rep. Valadao tweeted "THANK YOU: @RepDavidValadao quotes #Armenian poet Avedis Aharonian in US House Floor speech on #ArmenianGenocide. #KeepThePromise" See the Tweet here.

04/05/2017 - Rep. Valadao participated in solemn observance of the Annual Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Commemoration. Read the full article here.

04/04/2017 - Rep. Valadao discussed challenges and roles of Artsakh with Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan. Read the full article here.

01/02/2017 - Rep. Valadao tweeted "Excited to again serve as co-chair of the ArmenianCongressional Caucus and look forward to continuing our work!" See the Tweet here.