The ANCA carefully tracks Members of Congress on a range of issues of concern to Armenian Americans. We compile this information and present the profile of each Member in an easy-to-read Report Card format. Congressional grades and endorsements for the 116th Congress will be announced on October, 2020.

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

Cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Education Act (H.R.7555)? Yes
Cosponsored Resolution Urging Release of Armenian POWs (H.Res.240)? Yes
Cosponsored Pro-Armenian Amendments to the FY22 NDAA? Yes
Signed Letter Supporting Pro-Armenian Foreign Aid Priorities in 2021? Yes
Signed Letter Supporting Pro-Armenian Foreign Aid Priorities in 2022? Yes
Signed Letter Calling on U.S. to Cut Military Aid to Azerbaijan? yes
Signed Letter Urging President to Recognize Armenian Genocide? Yes
Signed 2021 Armenian American Priorities Letter to the President? Yes
Signed Letter Urging the U.S. to Block the Transfer of Drone Technology to Turkey? Yes
Signed Letter Urging the U.S. to Block F-16s Sale to Turkey? Yes
Signed  Letter Urging U.S. Funding for Artsakh Demining? yes
Issued Statements Commemorating Azerbaijan's Pogroms in Sumgait & Baku? No
Issued Pro-Azerbaijan Statements on Black January? no
Issued an April 24th Statement Marking the Armenian Genocide in 2021/2022? Yes
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? Yes

11/17/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "Azerbaijan’s attacks on Armenian territory are yet another sign of how far Aliyev’s regime will go to seize Armenian land and spread violence and hate. We’re witnessing Aliyev’s attempted land grab in real time. We must act now to prevent further bloodshed and destabilization." View the tweet here.

11/02/21 - Rep. Speier posted the following to Facebook: "Thank you for a great meeting on our shared commitment to a strong, secure Armenia, Ambassador! https://www.armenpress.am/eng/news/1066573/" View the Facebook post here.

09/28/21 - Rep. Speier posted the following to Facebook: "Last year, Azerbaijan & Turkey launched an unprovoked assault on the Armenians of #Artsakh, starting a six-week war that killed over 5,000 people and left 90,000 displaced. Over a year later, Azerbaijan continues to hold Armenian POWs in violation of international law. I’ll continue to push for accountability & an end to U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan. I stand with the Armenian people in their struggle for a sustainable peace and urge Aliyev to return POWs unharmed, reengage with the Minsk Group, and cease his aggression against Armenia." View the Facebook post here.

09/28/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "I’ll continue to push for accountability & an end to U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan. I stand with the Armenian people in their struggle for a sustainable peace and urge Aliyev to return POWs unharmed, reengage with the Minsk Group, and cease his aggression against Armenia." View the tweet here.

09/28/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "Last year, Azerbaijan & Turkey launched an unprovoked assault on the Armenians of #Artsakh, starting a six-week war that killed over 5,000 people and left 90,000 displaced. Over a year later, Azerbaijan continues to hold Armenian POWs in violation of international law." View the tweet here.

09/28/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "Last year, Azerbaijan & Turkey launched an unprovoked assault on the Armenians of #Artsakh, starting a six-week war that killed over 5,000 people and left 90,000 displaced. Over a year later, Azerbaijan continues to hold Armenian POWs in violation of international law." View the tweet here.

09/27/21 - Rep. Speier posted the following to Facebook: "September 27 marks one year since the start of the #ArtsakhWar — an unprovoked and violent assault by Azerbaijan & Turkey on the Armenian people. My thoughts are with Armenians around the world as they continue their struggle for a just and peaceful resolution to this conflict." View the Facebook post here.

05/28/21 - Rep. Speier posted the following to Facebook: "Azerbaijan’s attack on Armenian territory & the capture of six Armenian soldiers is despicable. Aliyev has shown he has no interest in peace and diplomacy – only aggression. The U.S. must freeze all military aid to Azerbaijan. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57266297" View the Facebook post here.

05/27/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "Azerbaijan’s attack on Armenian territory & the capture of six Armenian soldiers is despicable. Aliyev has shown he has no interest in peace & diplomacy – only aggression. The U.S. must freeze all military aid to Azerbaijan!" View the tweet here.

05/14/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "Azerbaijan’s actions are an invasion of Armenian territory & threaten regional stability. I call on @SecBlinken to condemn Azerbaijan’s violation of Armenia’s sovereignty and pressure Azerbaijan to withdraw its forces immediately." View the tweet here.

04/24/21 - Rep. Speier posted the following to Facebook: "As we mark the solemn 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, President Biden's milestone recognition of the genocide for what it was sends a clear message to those who would try to erase history: despite their best efforts, they will never be successful. Healing and reconciliation requires a truthful acknowledgment of the past, however dark it may be. For far too long, the global Armenian community has been denied this healing. The U.S. recognition comes at a pivotal moment and sends an important message to would-be perpetrators as history risks repeating itself with Azerbaijan's destruction of Armenian cultural and religious sites in Artsakh. My mother would be proud to see this day come. I still remember the sadness in her eyes as she described the horrors of the Armenian Genocide that began on this date in 1915. It is a tragedy that I feel deeply in my own family history as do Armenians across the world. I'm proud to have co-led the resolution to recognize the genocide each year, which culminated in two historic votes in the House and Senate last Congress. It is some comfort to now be able to say that the official position of the U.S. government is that the Armenian Genocide occurred. It is that tragic, and that simple. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/24/us/politics/biden-genocide-armenia-turkey.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes" View the Facebook post here.

04/24/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "I applaud @POTUS's recognition of the #ArmenianGenocide for what for what it was - the first genocide of the 20st century. After co-leading the resolution for recognition, I'm proud that the U.S. now speaks with one voice to acknowledge the genocide of the Armenian people.|Breaking News: President Joe Biden said the U.S. views the killing of 1.5 million Armenians over 100 years ago as a genocide, raising tensions with Turkey, a NATO ally. https://nyti.ms/3njNg7u" View the tweet here.

04/24/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "The systematic campaign by the Ottoman Turks to murder 1.5 million Armenians was & is unspeakable. This historic recognition comes at a pivotal time as history risks being repeated with the destruction of cultural & religious sites in Artsakh. We cannot allow it to happen again." View the tweet here.

04/16/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "This is grotesque and appalling. Azerbaijan’s latest display is a sickening theme park featuring caricature wax figures of dying Armenians and showcasing helmets of deceased soldiers.|In reviewing social media on the comically evil new Azeri theme park of dead Armenians, @JAMnewsCaucasus found that 'the absolute majority of Azerbaijani society was very enthusiastic' about it. https://jam-news.net/war-trophies-park-in-baku-sparks-controversy-domestically-and-abroad/…" View the tweet here.

04/16/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "Aliyev continues to foment ethnic hatred and rabid nationalism. The U.S. must make it clear we stand against this, starting by supporting Artsakh’s independence and freezing aid to Azerbaijan. My heart aches for the POWs still held by Azerbaijan and I fear for their safety." View the tweet here.

04/15/21 - Rep. Speier posted the following to Facebook: "Azerbaijan holds 200 Armenian POWs, subjecting many to horrific abuse. The U.S. must insist that it release all POWs now. Shockingly, the U.S. sent Azerbaijan $100m in assistance while Armenia received $0. The U.S. must return to parity in assistance to Armenia & Azerbaijan! Today, I pressed @DeptofDefense on this disparity. The answer wasn't sufficient – violence and instability are not in U.S. interests. We cannot reward Azerbaijan for its all-out assault and enable further violence against the Armenian people. You can watch my line of questioning here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW9HbKl24Ns&t=3582s" View the Facebook post here.

04/15/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "Azerbaijan holds 200 Armenian POWs, subjecting many to horrific abuse. The U.S. must insist that it release all POWs now. Shockingly, the U.S. sent Azerbaijan $100m in assistance while Armenia received $0. The U.S. must return to parity in assistance to Armenia & Azerbaijan!" View the tweet here.

04/15/21 - Rep. Speier tweeted "Today I pressed @DeptofDefense on this disparity. The answer wasn't sufficient – violence & instability are not in U.S. interests. We cannot reward Azerbaijan for its all-out assault & enable further violence against the Armenian people. Watch it here:" View the tweet here.
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