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

Jim Costa

D- California
District 16

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2020 GRADE
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2022
2020
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2016

A+
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Cosponsored Resolution Urging Release of Armenian POWs (H.Res.240)? Yes
Signed Letter Supporting Pro-Armenian Foreign Aid Priorities in 2021? Yes
Signed Letter Urging President to Recognize Armenian Genocide? Yes
Signed the 2021 Armenian American Priorities Letter to the President? Yes
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? Yes


04/24/21 - Rep. Costa posted the following to Facebook: "Today I joined Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer to raise the Armenian flag at City Hall in remembrance of one and a half million Armenians who were needlessly slaughtered by Ottoman Turks in 1915. The record of this atrocity is well documented, and it’s long past the time for us to officially acknowledge one of humanity’s most horrific crimes. By standing up to Turkey’s policy of denial, we not only honor the victims, but we reaffirm to the international community the United States’ unconditional opposition to all instances of genocide and injustices around the world." View the Facebook post here.

04/24/21 - Rep. Costa tweeted "Today I joined Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer to raise the Armenian flag at City Hall in remembrance of one and a half million Armenians who were needlessly slaughtered by Ottoman Turks in 1915." View the tweet here.

04/24/21 - Rep. Costa tweeted "By standing up to Turkey’s policy of denial, we not only honor the victims, but we reaffirm to the international community the United States’ unconditional opposition to all instances of genocide and injustices around the world. #ArmenianGenocide #ArmenianGenocide106" View the tweet here.

04/23/21 - Rep. Costa posted the following to Facebook: "As we approach the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, I gave a speech on the House floor of the importance of the U.S. officially recognizing this horror against humanity." View the Facebook post here.

04/23/21 - Rep. Costa tweeted "As we approach the 106th anniversary of the #ArmenianGenocide, I gave a speech on the House floor of the importance of the U.S. officially recognizing this horror for what is was: genocide. #ArmenianGenocide106 https://fb.watch/5323G4ZHWH/ via @FacebookWatch" View the tweet here.
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