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

Frank Pallone

D- New Jersey
District 6

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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? Yes
Cosponsored the Haiti and Armenia Reforestation Act, H.6503? No
Cosponsored the Resolution condemning the Erdogan-ordered Attacks, H.Res.354? No
Voted for the Resolution condemning the Erdogan-ordered attack, H.Res.354? NV
Cosponsored the Azerbaijan Human Rights Resolution, H.Res.537? Yes
Cosponsored the Restrict International Financial Aid to Turkey Act, H.6633? No
Cosponsored the Block F-35 Sale to Turkey Act, H. 5863? Yes
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? Yes
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? Yes
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? No
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? Yes
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)? Yes
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? Yes

07/31/2018- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "Led letter from 48 Members of Congress asking that @realDonaldTrump meet with Armenia's newly elected Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, while he is in the United States for the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly in September." Read the tweet here.

07/18/2018- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs met with First Deputy Prime Minister, Ararat Mirzoyan, who was instrumental in the Velvet Revolution. Impressed with his efforts to promote democracy and the rule of law. @RepDavidValadao @repdavetrott" Read the tweet here.

06/28/2018- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "Armenian woodcarver, one of many artisans from #Armenia exhibiting their skills at @smithsonian #Folklife Festival showcasing Armenia on the National Mall thru the week of July 4th." Read the tweet here.

06/25/2018- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "Young Armenian musicians perform at Armenia Caucus reception in the Capitol to celebrate the Smithsonian folklife festival which highlights cultural creativity from Armenia on the National Mall." Read the tweet here.

05/16/2018- Rep. Frank Pallone submitted testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations calling for the expansion of U.S. assistance to Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and Armenia, and the implementation of measures to check escalating Azerbaijani aggression. Read the full article here.

05/10/2018- Rep. Frank Pallone congratulated the people of Armenia on the nation’s democratic transition and pledged support for closer U.S.-Armenia ties. Read the full article here.

04/19/2018- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "I heard incredible messages of hope, resilience, and optimism for Armenia's future at the commemoration for the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Special thanks to @ANCA_DC, @ARAMAC_DC, and my colleagues, especially Caucus co-chair @repdavetrott, for a great evening." Read the tweet here.

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

03/01/2018- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. commemorated the 30th anniversary of the pogroms against Armenian residents in the town of Sumgait. Read the statement here.

02/23/2018- Rep. Frank Pallone 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.

01/17/2018- Rep. Frank Pallone called on his Congressional colleagues to break down artificial barriers to unrestricted travel and open communication between the United States and Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), with the introduction of the U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution. Read the full article here.

01/17/2018- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "Time for Sec. Tillerson & @realDonaldTrump to stop appeasing Turkey & start holding it accountable on its dismal #LGBTQ record. That’s why @RepSeanMaloney & I led a letter from 34 members asking Trump to finally show leadership and stand up for #LGBTQ rights in Turkey." Read the tweet here.

11/24/2017- Rep. Frank J. Pallone tweeted ".@realDonaldTrump you should use this opportunity to finally hold #Erdogan accountable for his human rights abuses. US leadership is needed and for the last 10 months it has been lacking." Read the tweet here.

11/19/2017- Rep. Frank J. Pallone tweeted "This attack on the Turkish #LGBT community is unacceptable. The #Trump administration must finally stand up to #Erdogan & hold him and his followers accountable." Read the tweet here.

10/20/2017- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "Led over 40 member of Congress in letter asking Trump admin to hold #Azerbaijan accountable for its discrimination against #LGBTQ community." Read the tweet here.

10/14/2017- Rep. Frank J. Pallone tweeted "Appalling revelations from #Turkey. #Trump administration must stop enabling #Erdogan &start holding him accountable" Read the tweet here.

09/26/2017- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "During trip to #Armenia last week I saw progress our ally has made in recent years & recommitted to strengthen partnership btwn Armenia & US" Read the tweet here.

09/25/2017- Rep. Frank Pallone recognized Armenia’s 26 years of independence from the Soviet Union.Read the statement here. 09/22/2017- Rep. Frank J. Pallone tweeted "Supporters of #Erdogan have once again turned to violence-this behavior is unacceptable. https://t.co/YYTJ6QoJh5" Read the tweet here.

09/21/2017- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "Congratulations to the people of Armenia for 26yrs of independence! I remain committed to strengthening the important US-Armenia partnership" Read the tweet here.

09/20/2017- Rep. Frank Pallone helped strengthen U.S.-Artsakh solidarity during a working visit to Shushi and Stepanakert. Read the full article here.

09/19/2017- Rep. Frank J. Pallone tweeted "In June I led a letter w @repdavetrott asking @StateDept 2 reject sale of handguns 2 Turkish security given its recent attacks on protesters" Read the tweet here.

09/19/2017- Rep. Frank J. Pallone tweeted "Proud to help lead the effort to hold #Erdogan & #Turkey accountable. https://t.co/nCWkPIQCsY" Read the tweet here.

08/30/2017- Rep. Frank J. Pallone tweeted "An important step towards justice for victims of vicious attacks by Turkish security earlier this year. https://t.co/BYeuQZBG5I" Read the tweet here.

08/10/2017- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "I met with the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem on my visit to Israel & expressed my unwavering support for Armenia. https://t.co/vXLDm8KFFQ" Read the tweet here.

06/25/2017- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "Discussed current issues related to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh at St. Stepanos Church Father's Day picnic in Elberon." Read the tweet here.

05/23/2017- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "Troubling to see @POTUS #budgetproposal slashes funding for #Armenia by 1/3. Need to support and strengthen friends of US, not abandon them!" Read the tweet here.

04/23/2017- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "Spoke about need 4Congressional genocide recognition &stronger US support 4 Armenia & Artsakh @ #TimesSquare #ArmenianGenocide commemoration" Read the tweet here.

03/20/2017- Rep. Frank Pallone tweeted "Sorry to hear about passing of Rosalie Chorbajian, a terrific public servant who was my first office manager & initiated the #Armenia Caucus" Read the tweet here.

03/01/2017- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. commemorated and condemned the Azerbaijani attacks against the Armenian populations of Sumgait and Baku. Read the statement here.

09/26/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "During trip to #Armenia last week I saw progress our ally has made in recent years & recommitted to strengthen partnership btwn Armenia & US." See the Tweet here.

09/21/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Congratulations to the people of Armenia for 26yrs of independence! I remain committed to strengthening the important US-Armenia partnership" See the Tweet here.

09/19/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Proud to help lead the effort to hold #Erdogan & #Turkey accountable. https://t.co/nCWkPIQCsY" See the Tweet here.

08/09/2017 - Rep. Pallone met with Armenian Patriarch on visit to Jerusalem See the Tweet here.

06/30/2017 - Rep. Pallone spearheaded the letter to reject the pending sale of semi-automatic guns for use by Turkish President security detail. Read the full article here.

06/16/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Important step to hold #Erdogan & perpetrators of brutal attacks on protesters accountable." See the Tweet here.

06/08/2017 - Rep. Pallone lead effort to reverse "harmful cuts" to U.S. foreign aid to Armenia included in President's Fiscal Year 2018 budget. Read the full article here.

05/30/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Trump won't denounce American thuggery. Will he punish Turkey? | Editorial" See the Tweet here.

05/25/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Discussed current issues related to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh at St. Stepanos Church Father's Day picnic in Elberon." See the Tweet here.

05/25/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Appreciate Armenian comm. speaking out against vicious attacks by Turkish security personnel &helping to pass HRes354 @HFACDemocrats hearing" See the Tweet here.

05/25/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Appreciate Armenian comm. speaking out against vicious attacks by Turkish security personnel &helping to pass HRes354 @HFACDemocrats hearing" See the Tweet here.

05/23/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "When will President #Erdogan take responsibility for his actions &human rights record &stop looking for scapegoats?" See the Tweet here.

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

05/18/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "This potentially treasonous relationship with Turkey must be fully investigated" See the Tweet here.

05/17/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Appalled by brutal attack on protesters by Turkish guards.Trump-US must strongly denounce another example of egregious behavior by Erdogan." See the Tweet here.

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

04/24/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "We must continue 2 press #Trump & #Congress 2 acknowledge facts-& the facts are that what happened to Armenians was without a doubt genocide" See the Tweet here.

04/23/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Troubling to see @POTUS #budgetproposal slashes funding for #Armenia by 1/3. Need to support and strengthen friends of US, not abandon them!" See the Tweet here.

04/18/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Deeply concerned w/results from ref. in Turkey-unfathomable 4 #Trump 2 congratulate #Erdogan on power grab that will lead 2authoritarian gov" See the Tweet here.

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

03/29/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Productive meeting w/ Armenian Ambassador Hovhannissian on strengthening ties between our great nations through US engagement & assistance." See the Tweet here.

03/23/2017 - Rep. Pallone in the program of the viewing of "The Promise" on Capitol Hill. Read the full article here.

03/20/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Spoke about need 4 Congressional genocide recognition &stronger US support 4 Armenia & Artsakh @" See the Tweet here.

03/20/2017 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Sorry to hear about passing of Rosalie Chorbajian, a terrific public servant who was my first office manager & initiated the #Armenia Caucus" See the Tweet here.

03/16/2017 - Rep. Pallone calls for expanded Aid to Artsakh and Armenia; Support for Refugee Resettlement During house Appropriations Subcommittee Testimony. Read the full article here.

03/09/2017 - Rep. Pallone condemns Azerbaijan's Anti-Armenian massacres in Sumgait, Kirovabad and Baku. Read the full article here.

03/01/2017 - Rep. Pallone submitted a statement for the Congressional Record on Sumgait. Read the full statement here.

12/11/2016 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "St. Stepanos Armenian Church bake sale in Elberon. Service Commemorated anniversary of earthquake in #Armenia" See the Tweet here.

03/13/2018 - Rob Mangas, Tim Hutchinson, K. Laurie McKay, Killoran Long, and Albert Wynn of Greenberg Traurig e-mailed Alexander Gristina from the office of Rep. Frank Pallone regarding U.S.-Turkish relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/13/2018 - Rob Mangas, Tim Hutchinson, K. Laurie McKay, Killoran Long, and Albert Wynn of Greenberg Traurig e-mailed Jason Steinbaum from the office of Rep. Frank Pallone regarding U.S.-Turkish relations. Read the FARA filing here.