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

Jared Polis

D- Colorado
District 2

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)? No
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? No
Signed the March, 2016 Royce-Sherman Letter Calling for Implementation of the Royce-Engel Proposals to End Azerbaijani Aggression? No
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? Yes
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

04/22/15 - Remarks offered on the House floor in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide - Mr. Speaker, I rise today in solemn recognition of the 100-year anniversary of the genocide of over 1 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.

The Armenian genocide began April 24, 1915, when 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were arrested. By 1918, between 800,000 and 1.5 million Armenians had disappeared, been killed through massacres, or subjected to forced labor and death marches in the desert.

The Armenian genocide joins other great human tragedies of the 20th century, including the Holocaust perpetuated by Nazi Germany against Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, Christians, and political opponents; the massacre of the Tutsis in the Rwandan genocide; the Khmer Rouge; and Joseph Stalin's mass murders.

I rise today to remember those whose lives perished in the Armenian genocide and to recognize the Armenian Americans in their ongoing quest to ensure that those who perished are remembered for their loss of life in one of the most tragic genocides of the 20th century.

05/15/2015 - Lobbyists from the Greenberg Traurig e-mailed Mike Berman from the office of Jared Polis regarding US-Turkish relations

04/17/2015 - Michael Messmer of Gephardt Group Government Affairs LLP e-mailed Katerina Davies-Lazarte; Eve Lieberman from the office of Jared Polis regarding follow up to 4/15 e-mail

04/15/2015 - Michael Messmer of Gephardt Group Government Affairs LLP e-mailed Katerina Davies-Lazarte from the office of Jared Polis regarding 4/21 Turkey Caucus meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister & Ambassador

04/09/2015 - Brian Forni of Brian Forni Inc. e-mailed Danielle Oliveto from the office of Jared Polis regarding an invitation for US-Turkish relations
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