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

James McGovern

D- Massachusetts
District 2

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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? Yes
Cosponsored the Azerbaijan Human Rights Resolution, H.Res.537? Yes
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? No
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? Yes
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? No
Participated in the ANCA's July 2017 Sheridan Circle protest? Yes
Participated in the ANCA's June 2018 Armenia First Republic Centennial event? No
Participated in ANCA's screenings of The Promise (March 2017) and/or Architects of Denial (Sept. 17)? No
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

06/29/2018- Rep. Jim McGovern tweeted "Celebrating #Armenia at the @smithsonian #2018Folklife Festival w/ George Aghjayan from Worcester & #Massachusetts youth leader Nairi Khachatourian!"Read the tweet here.

06/27/2018- Rep. Jim McGovern discussed Armenian American community priorities with Massachusetts constituents during ANCA Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Read the full article here.

07/19/2017 - Rep. McGovern condemned Erdogan's violent crackdown during Stand for Free Speech held at Washington, DC's Sheridan Circle. Read the full article here.

05/18/2017- Rep. McGovern tweeted "This week Americans protesting #Trump #Erdogan mtg were beaten by #Turkey security. On American soil. This is wrong" See the Tweet here.

05/15/2017- Rep. McGovern tweeted "Trump hosting #Erdogan in @WhiteHouse as he represses his people & undermines #Turkey's democracy is shameful. http://nbcnews.to/2qm7sZ8 "See the Tweet here.

04/23/2017- Rep. McGovern tweeted "#Worcester is home to one of the oldest #Armenian communities in the US. Today we come together to remember the #ArmenianGenocide."See the Tweet here.

04/18/2017- Rep. McGovern tweeted "@realDonaldTrump cozying up to dictators is nothing new. Trump has been friends with #Erdogan for years, always putting profits first." See the Tweet here.

04/18/2017- Rep. McGovern tweeted "America always stands up to protect #democracy. Trump cheering #Erdogan attack on democracy in #Turkey is shameful." See the Tweet here.

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

03/25/2017- Rep. McGovern tweeted "NEW REPORT: Flynn talked to Turkish officials about removing Erdogan's foe from the U.S. and taking him to Turkey" See the Tweet here.

03/12/2017- Rep. McGovern tweeted "Trump promised to put America first, but his National Security Adviser was paid to put Turkey first. Unbelievable.…" See the Tweet here.

03/10/2017- Rep. McGovern tweeted "FACT CHECK: Spicer said @WhiteHouse previously unaware of Flynn working for Turkey. This now suggests that's false" See the Tweet here.

03/09/2017- Rep. McGovern tweeted "Flynn, Trump's ex-National Security Adviser, was paid $530,000 by Turkish businessman with ties to Turkish president" See the Tweet here.

03/09/2017- Rep. McGovern tweeted "VIDEO: Spicer confirms Flynn worked for Turkey in 2016. Trump actually put foreign agent in charge of natl security." Read the full article here.