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

Eliot Engel

D- New York
District 16

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Voted for the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res. 296? Yes
Cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res.296? No
Cosponsored the Artsakh Recognition Resolution, H.Res.1203? No
Cosponsored the Resolution Condemning the Azerbaijan/Turkey Attacks, H.Res.1165? No
Cosponsored the U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution, H.Res.190? No
Cosponsored the Resolution Reaffirming the US-Armenia Strategic Relationship (H.Res.452)? No
Cosponsored the 2020 Speier-Cox Amendment to the Foreign Aid Bill for Continued U.S. Aid to Artsakh? No
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? No
Signed the 2020 Cox-Sherman-Costa-Clark Letter Calling for Sanctions on Azerbaijan for War Crimes? No
Signed the 2020 Speier Letter Against the Anti-Armenian Chabot-Cohen Amendment to NDAA? No
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? No
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? No
Signed the 2020 Crenshaw Letter to Block Erdogan’s Visit to DC? No
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


07/08/20 - Sen. Engel tweeted "Even the Trump Administration’s broken clock is right twice a day. President Trump should follow Congress’ lead and formally recognize the Armenian Genocide." View the tweet here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Engel tweeted ""Today is a somber day for the Armenian-American community & the Armenian diaspora around the world, as they mark the 105th anniversary of the genocide of the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Empire."" View the tweet here.

03/05/20 - Rep. Engel tweeted "Last night I joined the American-Armenian community in celebrating the 100th anniversary of U.S.-Armenia diplomatic relations.As Chair of @HouseForeign I'll continue working to strengthen the Flag of United States-Flag of Armenia partnership." View the tweet here.

11/13/19 - Rep. Engel tweeted "Trump’s meeting with Erdogan let Turkey off the hook for invading Syria, causing a mass exodus of Kurds, and purchasing the S-400 missile system from Russia. This meeting was a mistake from start to finish. It should never have happened." View the tweet here.

11/13/19 - Rep. Engel tweeted "Last week, I led 16 members of Congress in strongly urging President Trump to cancel the meeting with President Erdogan." View the tweet here.
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