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

Jackie Speier

D- California
District 14

2016 GRADE
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? No
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

09/02/16 - The Congressional Armenian Caucus Leadership congratulates the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh on 25 years of independence. Read about it here.

07/13/2016 - Congressional Armenian Caucus announces expanded leadership, with Rep. Speier becoming a Co-Chair. Read news coverage here.

07/09/2015 - Reps. Eshoo and Speier – the two U.S. Representatives of Armenian heritage – call for a vote on the Armenian Genocide Truth + Justice Resolution, a bipartisan genocide-prevention measure they describe as a principled and practical approach to fostering improved relations between Turkey and Armenia. Read more here.

04/15/2016: Rep. Speier condemns Azerbaijani attack against the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, offering the following statement:

"The United States and the international community at large must take action to hold Azerbaijan accountable, or they will continue to escalate with acts of violence against Armenians. I strongly condemn this violence against people who simply want to live in peaceful self-determination."

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