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: 116th Congress (2019-2020)

James Langevin

D- Rhode Island
District 2

2020 GRADE
Voted for the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res. 296? Yes
Cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res.296? Yes
Cosponsored the Artsakh Recognition Resolution, H.Res.1203? Yes
Cosponsored the Resolution Condemning the Azerbaijan/Turkey Attacks, H.Res.1165? Yes
Cosponsored the U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution, H.Res.190? No
Cosponsored the Resolution Reaffirming the US-Armenia Strategic Relationship (H.Res.452)? Yes
Cosponsored the 2020 Speier-Cox Amendment to the Foreign Aid Bill for Continued U.S. Aid to Artsakh? Yes
Voted for the 2019 Speier Amendment to the Foreign Aid Bill Calling for $40 Million in Aid to Armenia? Yes
Voted for the 2019 Sherman Amendment to the NDAA against Azerbaijani Threats to Shoot Down Civilian Aircraft? Yes
Signed the 2020 Armenian Caucus Letter Condemning Azerbaijan/Turkey attacks on Armenia/Artsakh? Yes
Signed the 2020 Cox-Sherman-Costa-Clark Letter Calling for Sanctions on Azerbaijan for War Crimes? Yes
Signed the 2020 Speier Letter Against the Anti-Armenian Chabot-Cohen Amendment to NDAA? No
Signed the Armenian Caucus Letter Condemning the Azerbaijan War Games in May, 2020? Yes
Signed the 2019 Sherman-Cox Letter to Continue US Aid for Artsakh De-Mining? Yes
Signed Letters Supporting Pro-Armenian Foreign Aid Priorities in 2019/2020? Yes
Signed the 2020 Titus Letter urging the Library of Congress to properly categorize the Armenian Genocide? Yes
Signed the 2019 Armenian Genocide Letter to the President? Yes
Signed the 2020 Crenshaw Letter to Block Erdogan’s Visit to DC? No
Issued a 2020 Statement Calling for Artsakh Recognition? No
Issued a 2020 Statement Condemning Azerbaijan/Turkey Attacks on Armenia/Artsakh? Yes
Issued an April 24th Statement Marking the Armenian Genocide in 2019/2020? Yes
Commemorated the Sumgait-Baku-Kirovabad Pogroms in 2019/2020? No
Offered Remarks in 2019/2020 making false Khojaly accusations? No
Traveled to Armenia and/or Artsakh in 2019/2020? No
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? Yes

07/24/20 - Rep. Langevin posted the following to Facebook: "With an eye towards the future and with a focus on making a difference in lives during this challenging time, the spending bill the House passed today will enhance food security for families, boost public health and safety, prioritize environmental protections, support veterans, and promote human rights abroad. It includes key investments that lay the groundwork to create more opportunities for Americans and help build a stronger nation. Virtually all aspects of daily life have been impacted by the global pandemic, and as uncertainty looms, the security and wellbeing of Americans must remain our central focus. I’m particularly pleased this bill prioritizes SNAP and other vital family and child nutrition assistance programs to help our most vulnerable families put food on the table. It also funds considerable infrastructure upgrades to ensure more people can access clean and safe drinking water and to improve access to broadband, so students can remain engaged and continue learning whether at home or at school. To uphold the leading position of the United States on the world stage, this legislation sets aside funding for critical humanitarian assistance and global health aid. These investments will strengthen relationships with our allies, promote stability, and bolster cooperation during a time where the Administration has chosen to repeatedly undermine collaboration and partnership. Among this critical aid, I’m proud to have helped pass an amendment that will make $1.4 million available to the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Armenia for de-mining operations. This bill also restores important funding for the World Health Organization, pushing back on the President’s shortsighted decision to sever ties with a body that is key in identifying and responding to public health emergencies. From higher temperatures to rising sea levels and extreme weather events, climate change has become one of the defining issues of our time. This package provides strong support for the Environmental Protection Agency, funding clean air programs, conservation activities, and global greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts. Locally, I’m proud to have secured $6 million for the Southern New England Estuaries Geographic Program, which supports the protection and restoration of Rhode Island coasts and estuaries. This allocation includes a $600,000 increase over current funding. To adequately fulfill our commitments to our veterans, the government funding bill contains substantial emergency funds for medical and mental health care, homeless assistance, and military housing construction. We owe a great debt of gratitude to our veterans and their families who selflessly put their lives on the lines to preserve the very values and principles that make our country unlike any other in the world." View the Facebook post here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Langevin posted the following to Facebook: "I voted today to reaffirm the U.S. government’s condemnation of the Armenian genocide. The killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire has left an indelible stain in the annals of history, and we will always remember this terrible atrocity." View the Facebook post here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Langevin tweeted "I voted today to reaffirm the U.S. government’s condemnation of the Armenian genocide. The killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire has left an indelible stain in the annals of history, and we will always remember this terrible atrocity." View the tweet here.
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