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

Jackie Speier

D- California
District 14

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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? No
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? No
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? Yes
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

05/10/2018- Rep. Jackie Speier 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.

05/09/2018- Rep. Jackie Speier raised the discussion of Armenian Genocide during House Armed Services Hearing. Read the full article here.

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

02/23/2018- Rep. Jackie Speier 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.

11/20/2017- ANCA backers offered strong support for Rep. Jackie Speier. Read the full article here.

07/01/2017 - Rep. Speier met with ANCA leadership and discussed Armenian Priorities. Read the full article here.

06/08/2017 - Rep. Speier led 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.

05/22/2017 - Rep. Speier Tweeted ".@RT_Erdogan sics armed guards on peaceful protestors on American soil, then cries “lapses of security.” Despotic and cowardly." See the Tweet here.

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

04/25/2017 - Rep. Speier tweeted "How can @POTUS be so full-throated about the Holocaust but won't say genocide when talking about 1.5 mil Armenians slaughtered by the Turks?"See the Tweet here.

04/24/2017 - Rep. Speier tweeted "On the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, I call on Congress & @POTUS to formally recognize this atrocity"See the Tweet here.

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

04/04/2017 - Rep. Speier discussed challenges and roles of Artsakh with Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan. Read the full article here.

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