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

Jim Costa

D- California
District 16

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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? No
Cosponsored the Haiti and Armenia Reforestation Act, H.6503? No
Cosponsored the Resolution condemning the Erdogan-ordered Attacks, H.Res.354? Yes
Voted for the Resolution condemning the Erdogan-ordered attack, H.Res.354? Yes
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? No
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? No
Offered Remarks in 2017 / 2018 in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in the House? Yes
Offered Remarks in 2017 / 2018 in remembrance of the Pogroms in Baku, Sumgait, and Kirovabad? Yes
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? Yes
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)? 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 Costa tweeted "It was a true honor to celebrate 100 years of relations b/t the United States & #Armenia this week, from welcoming #Armenian President Armen Sarkissian to the U.S. to meeting w/ @ANCA_DC representatives to sharing in Armenian culture w/ Ambassador Grigor Hovhannissian."Read the tweet here.

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

05/10/2018- Rep. Jim Costa 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.

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

11/30/2017- The ANCA praised Rep. Jim Costa for bringing onto his Washington, DC and California staffs three talented Armenian American participants in the ANCA's Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program. Read the full article here.

04/26/2017- Rep. Jim Costa commemorated the 102nd anniversary of Armenian Genocide and recognized ANCA advocate Paul Jamushian on the House floor.Read the statement here.

03/09/2017- Rep. Jim Costa commemorated and condemned the Azerbaijani attacks against the Armenian populations of Sumgait and Baku.Read the statement here.

09/21/2017 - Rep. Costa tweeted "The Armenian people play a vital role in our #SanJoaquin Valley, the US, & the world. Wishing the Armenian nation a happy Independence Day!" See the Tweet here.

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

05/20/2017 - Rep.Costa condemned the violent beatings on May 16 in Washington D.C. Read the full article here.

05/19/2017- Rep. Costa tweeted "We must continue to demand the Turkish security guards be held accountable for their violent and illegal behavior. We cannot let this stand." See the Tweet here.

05/02/2017 - Rep. Costa spoke out and commemorated the Armenian Genocide on the House Floor. Read the full article here.

04/26/2017- Rep. Costa tweeted "Today I spoke on the House floor to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We will never forget" See the Tweet here.

04/26/2017- Rep. Costa commemorates the Armenian Genocide on the House floor. Read the full statement here.

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

03/09/2017- Rep. Costa recognized the 29th anniversary of massacres against Armenians in Sumgait. Read the full statement here.

03/07/2017- Rep. Costa honors the lifelong contributions of Paul Kalinian. Read the full statement here.

01/06/2017- Rep. Costa tweeted "Wishing my #Armenian neighbors in the Valley and Armenians throughout the world a joyous Christmas celebration! #ArmenianChristmas" See the Tweet here.