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ANCA Report Card: 114th Congress (2015-2016)

Gus Bilirakis

R- Florida
District 12

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Cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Truth + Justice Resolution (H. Res. 154)? Yes
Cosponsored Legislation Condemning the Genocide Against Christians and Other Minorities in the Middle East (H.Con.Res.75)? Yes
Cosponsored the Azerbaijan Democracy Act (H.R.4264)? No
Signed the October, 2015 Royce-Engel Letter Offering Common-Sense Solutions to Stop Azerbaijani Aggression Against Artsakh and Armenia? Yes
Signed the March, 2016 Royce-Sherman Letter Calling for Implementation of the Royce-Engel Proposals to End Azerbaijani Aggression? Yes
Signed the April, 2015 Armenian Genocide Centennial Letter to President Obama? Yes
Signed the March 2015 / 2016 Letters Supporting Pro-Armenian Foreign Aid Priorities? Yes
Participated in the April 2015 / 2016 Capitol Hill Commemorations of the Armenian Genocide? Yes
Participated in the December 2015 Capitol Hill Event Marking the 24th Anniversary of Nagorno Karabakh Republic Independence? No
Offered Remarks in 2015 / 2016 in Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in the House of Representatives? No
Offered Remarks in 2015 / 2016 in Remembrance of the Pogroms in Sumgait, Baku, and Kirovabad in the House of Representatives? No
Offered Remarks in 2015 / 2016 Regarding Khojaly in the House of Representatives? No
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? Yes

04/13/2016 - Rep. Bilirakis joins calls for suspending aid to Azerbaijan in light of Aliyev's brutal onslaught on Artsakh.

"The escalated hostilities and lives lost in Nagorno Karabakh are another heartbreaking reminder that Azerbaijani violence cannot continue. As a member of the Armenian Caucus, I stand with all Armenians in protection of their basic freedoms and security interests. We must work with all to find a lasting and agreeable solution, and these ongoing attacks only derail the prospects for agreement while reemphasizing the fear we all are seeking to alleviate. These hostilities should cease at once, and our assistance to Azerbaijan should be suspended until the attacks come to an end."