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

Don Beyer

D- Virginia
District 8

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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? No
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? No
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? No
Signed the June 2017 Trott/Pallone letter opposing arms sales to Turkey? Yes
Signed 2018 letters promoting Armenia democracy aid, calling for Trump-Pashinyan meeting? No
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? No
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? No
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

06/03/2018- Rep. Don Beyer tweeted "Trump never talks about human rights. In meetings with heads of state from China, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, the Philippines, and many more, he never brings up human rights. It’s almost like he doesn’t care" Read the tweet here.

03/29/2018- Rep. Don Beyer tweeted "Remember when President Erdogan of Turkey unleased his bodyguards in a violent attack on peaceful protesters last year?...Federal prosecutors quietly let them go without prosecution right before meetings with Erdogan and other Turkish officials." Read the tweet here.

09/20/2017- Rep. Donald Beyer tweeted "RT @RepDonBeyer: Erdogan orders his goons to attack peaceful protesters on US soil in our capital and Donald Trump apologizes to *him*??? " Read the tweet here.

09/19/2017- Rep. Donald Beyer tweeted "Erdogan orders his goons to attack peaceful protesters on US soil in our capital and Donald Trump apologizes to *him*???" Read the tweet here.

07/07/2017 - Rep. Beyer introduced an amendment to ban armed sales to Turkey. Read the full article here.

06/11/2017 - Rep. Beyer tweeted "This week Congress condemned violence by Turkish officials. We should expel their ambassador. Story by @cimarcos: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/336647-house-votes-to-condemn-turkish-security-violence-against-protesters …" See the Tweet here.

05/20/2017 - Rep. Beyer retweeted "@jennaportnoy: .@RepDonBeyer, a former ambassador himself, says Trump should expel Turkish Amb to US after President Erdogan’s bodyguards attacked protest." See the Tweet here.

05/20/2017 - Rep. Beyer spoke out, condeming the violent beatings on May 16 in Washington D.C. Read the full article here.

05/19/2017 - Rep. Beyer tweeted "Turkish attacks on peaceful protesters on American soil are unacceptable. President Trump should expel the Turkish Ambassador." See the Tweet here.

05/19/2017 - Rep. Beyer tweeted "President Erdogan’s attacks on human rights & democratic institutions in Turkey are disgraceful. We must not condone such attacks on US soil." See the Tweet here.

05/19/2017 - Rep. Beyer retweeted "@thehill: Dem lawmaker demands Trump expel Turkish ambassador over brawl with protesters" See the Tweet here.

05/19/2017 - Rep. Beyer retweeted "@ABC7News: .@RepDonBeyer calls for expulsion of Turkish Ambassador from US after attacks on protesters in DC…" See the Tweet here.

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

04/24/2017 - Rep. Beyer tweeted "102 years ago the #ArmenianGenocide, which claimed 1.5 million Armenian lives, began. We must not gloss over or deny this historical truth" See the Tweet here.

05/30/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Zach Cafritz from the office of Rep. Don Beyer regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

05/23/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Zach Cafritz from the office of Rep. Don Beyer regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

05/22/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Zach Cafritz from the office of Rep. Don Beyer regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

04/30/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Zach Cafritz from the office of Rep. Don Beyer regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/12/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Zach Cafritz from the office of Rep. Don Beyer regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/05/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Zach Cafritz from the office of Rep. Don Beyer regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/05/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Zach Cafritz from the office of Rep. Don Beyer regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

02/27/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Zach Cafritz from the office of Rep. Don Beyer regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

11/17/2017 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Zach Cafritz from the office of Rep. Don Beyer regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.