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ANCA Report Card: 117th Congress (2021-2022)

Frank Pallone

D- New Jersey
District 6

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2020 GRADE
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2022
2020
2018
2016

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Cosponsored Resolution Urging Release of Armenian POWs (H.Res.240)? Yes
Signed Letter Supporting Pro-Armenian Foreign Aid Priorities in 2021? Yes
Signed Letter Urging President to Recognize Armenian Genocide? Yes
Signed the 2021 Armenian American Priorities Letter to the President? Yes
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? Yes


05/06/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "In order to build a more peaceful future, we must reckon with the horrific truths of the past. Both Congress and the President have now officially recognized the Armenian Genocide, but for too long Turkish leaders have denied evidence of that painful chapter of history.|Acknowledging the Armenian Genocide gives many in N.J. and elsewhere a chance to end the lie | Opinion http://nj-ne.ws/M1tfXkF" View the tweet here.

04/27/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I led an appropriations letter to strengthen the partnership between the United States and Armenia. Economic assistance for Armenia will help bolster its democracy, sustain economic development, respond to the #COVID19 pandemic, and alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Artsakh." View the tweet here.

04/24/21 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "I applaud President Joe Biden’s official recognition of the horrific atrocities committed against Armenians as a genocide. Both the Executive and Legislative Branches of the United States Government have now formally recognized the Armenian Genocide for the first time in history." View the Facebook post here.

04/24/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I applaud @POTUS’s official recognition of the horrific atrocities committed against Armenians as a genocide. Both the Executive and Legislative Branches of the US Government have now formally recognized the #ArmenianGenocide for the first time in history." View the tweet here.

04/24/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Official recognition of the #ArmenianGenocide is a powerful reminder that the we will not turn away when we know full well that crimes against humanity have been perpetrated." View the tweet here.

04/22/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I joined @RepAdamSchiff and my colleagues yesterday to encourage President Biden to follow the lead of the House and Senate by formally recognizing the Armenian Genocide." View the tweet here.

04/21/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted ".@StateDept must believe Aliyev when he promises violent attacks against Armenia & Artsakh. He will continue to do so until we cut off aid & sanction the Aliyev regime for their constant belligerent actions in the region & human rights abuses at home." View the tweet here.

03/21/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Turkish President Erdogan once again defies human rights and international law by withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention – a treaty to ensure equal legal protections for women against abuse." View the tweet here.

03/16/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Armenia has upheld their end of the November ceasefire, but Azerbaijan has failed to meet the requirements of the deal. My colleagues and I introduced a resolution calling on Azerbaijan to immediately release all POWs and detained civilians in the aftermath of the 2020 war.|Thank you very much @repadamshlff, @FrankPallone @RepSpeier, @RepGusBilirakis @RepDavidValadao for introducing today a resolution “Calling on Azerbaijan to immediately release all prisoners of war and captured civilians. https://schiff.house.gov/imo/media/doc/SCHIFF_006_xml.pdf…. 1/1" View the tweet here.

03/09/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I joined @ARAMAC_DC for their virtual advocacy conference today along with my fellow Armenian Caucus Co-Chair @RepSpeier. We had a great discussion on the future of the US-Armenia relationship and the need for robust @StateDept humanitarian assistance for Armenia and Artsakh." View the tweet here.

03/09/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "We also discussed how the US must play a stronger role in the region by helping to free Armenian POWs being held by Azerbaijan and neutralizing Azerbaijani and Turkish expansionist aggressions. This should include withholding military help & leveling sanctions on these regimes." View the tweet here.

03/07/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Azerbaijan committed gross human rights abuses during last year's conflict. They continue to detain hundreds of Armenians in violation of international law. I have personally spoken with the Biden Administration to immediately address these issues." View the tweet here.

03/06/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I'm glad that @SecBlinken spoke with Armenian PM @NikolPashinyan. As a rare democratic country in the region, Armenia should be a close partner in countering the spread of authoritarianism. I hope this is the beginning of even closer ties between our countries.|Glad to speak with Armenian Prime Minister @NikolPashinyan today. Armenia is an important partner, and we encourage its democratic development. We welcome efforts to achieve a lasting political settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict." View the tweet here.

03/04/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I join @SenatorMenendez in urging @POTUS and @SecBlinken to follow the lead of Congress and formally recognize the Armenian Genocide. We must also restore U.S. leadership in the region by providing aid to Artsakh & taking action to prevent further Turkish and Azeri aggression.|During @SenateForeign hearing on Ambassador @wendyrsherman's nomination to be Deputy Secretary of State, Chairman @SenatorMenendez said that the Biden administration should recognize the Armenian Genocide and help secure the release of Armenian POWs in Azerbaijan." View the tweet here.

03/02/21 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "I submitted a statement in the House commemorating the Baku and Sumgait pogroms. Tragically, there is a direct link between these atrocities and the ethnic violence we saw in Artsakh last fall. We can't be passive bystanders when confronted with evidence of crimes against humanity." View the Facebook post here.

03/02/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I submitted a statement in the House commemorating the Baku & Sumgait pogroms. Tragically, there is a direct link between these atrocities & the ethnic violence we saw in Artsakh last fall. We can't be passive bystanders when confronted with evidence of crimes against humanity." View the tweet here.

02/27/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The ongoing crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh caused by Azeri and Turkish attacks last year has lasting consequences for Armenians struggling to return to their homes. @StateDept must immediately provide aid to @HALOTrustUSA to clear mines and UXOs given their experience in the region.|One woman’s bomb-filled garden in Nagorno-Karabakh points to lingering perils from war https://wapo.st/3aVMl8K" View the tweet here.

02/19/21 - Rep. Pallone posted the following to Facebook: "I sent a bipartisan letter today to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, urging them to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Armenia. We should use every tool available to support Armenia’s democracy and hold Azerbaijan and Turkey accountable." View the Facebook post here.

02/19/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "I sent a bipartisan letter today to @SecBlinken and @SecDef, urging them to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Armenia. We should use every tool available to support Armenia’s democracy and hold Azerbaijan and Turkey accountable." View the tweet here.

02/16/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Trump's withdrawal of support for US partner forces in Syria is directly tied to Turkey's deadly attacks against civilian populations there. @StateDept can't let Erdogan use these attacks as an excuse to expand their brutal campaign in the region." View the tweet here.

02/05/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Constructive discussion with Ambassador Nersesyan about ongoing devastation caused by illegal Azeri and Turkish attacks in Artsakh last year. I pledge to work closely with @SecBlinken and the Biden Admin to free the Armenian POWs held by Azerbaijan and provide badly needed aid.|Was very glad to have a productive discussion with Congressman @FrankPallone on Armenian-American bilateral agenda and the recent developments in our region" View the tweet here.

01/22/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Glad to see that @ABlinken has committed to working with Congress, the @UN & our allies to meet the humanitarian needs in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Biden Administration must work to strengthen Armenia's security & prevent further Turkish and Azeri aggressions." View the tweet here.

01/12/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "The trilateral discussions produced a ceasefire that stopped the fighting in the fall, but haven’t provided a pathway to a lasting peace. This conflict requires a neutral arbiter like the OSCE Minsk Group to find an solution that keeps Artsakh Armenian." View the tweet here.

01/12/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "Aggressions and human rights violations by Azeri forces re-opened wounds that will likely continue this conflict into another generation unless urgent steps are taken. Azeris must be held accountable and safety and prosperity for ethnic Armenians in Artsakh must be provided." View the tweet here.

01/12/21 - Rep. Pallone tweeted "President-Elect Biden can lead the way to lasting peace by restoring U.S. leadership in the region and putting more pressure on Turkey and Azerbaijan to negotiate in good faith with Armenia." View the tweet here.
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