The ANCA closely tracks the performance of every incumbent Senator and Representative across a broad array of pro-Armenian legislative metrics, carefully scores and objectively grades each legislator, and then – as a public service to voters interested in factoring our insights into the diverse set of criteria they consider when voting – widely circulates non-biased, fact-driven, merit-based Report Cards and Endorsements each election cycle.

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2020 Grade

Voted for the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res. 296? Yes
Cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res.296? No
Cosponsored the Artsakh Recognition Resolution, H.Res.1203? No
Cosponsored the Resolution Condemning the Azerbaijan/Turkey Attacks, H.Res.1165? No
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)? No
Cosponsored the 2020 Speier-Cox Amendment to the Foreign Aid Bill for Continued U.S. Aid to Artsakh? No
Voted for the 2019 Speier Amendment to the Foreign Aid Bill Calling for $40 Million in Aid to Armenia? No
Voted for the 2019 Sherman Amendment to the NDAA against Azerbaijani Threats to Shoot Down Civilian Aircraft? No
Signed the 2020 Armenian Caucus Letter Condemning Azerbaijan/Turkey attacks on Armenia/Artsakh? No
Signed the 2020 Cox-Sherman-Costa-Clark Letter Calling for Sanctions on Azerbaijan for War Crimes? No
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? No
Signed the 2019 Sherman-Cox Letter to Continue US Aid for Artsakh De-Mining? No
Signed Letters Supporting Pro-Armenian Foreign Aid Priorities in 2019/2020? No
Signed the 2020 Titus Letter urging the Library of Congress to properly categorize the Armenian Genocide? No
Signed the 2019 Armenian Genocide Letter to the President? No
Signed the 2020 Crenshaw Letter to Block Erdogan’s Visit to DC? Yes
Issued a 2020 Statement Calling for Artsakh Recognition? No
Issued a 2020 Statement Condemning Azerbaijan/Turkey Attacks on Armenia/Artsakh? No
Issued an April 24th Statement Marking the Armenian Genocide in 2019/2020? No
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? No

10/18/19 - Rep. Rutherford posted the following to Facebook: "Earlier this week, I voted against H.J. Res. 77, a resolution of disapproval regarding President Trump’s decisions in Syria. I would like to share with you my reasons for doing so.

As you know, President Trump recently made the decision to remove around 50 U.S. military personnel from Northern Syria and apply further diplomatic and economic pressure on Turkey’s President Erdogan. I believe President Trump’s course of action to expand the use of our diplomatic and economic force will keep American troops safer and advance American interests in the region.

As we have seen in the past few months, our operations in Syria are extremely sensitive and rapidly evolving. This week members of Congress were asked to take a vote on American national security policy in that region without first receiving a classified briefing from military and intelligence leaders. I believe this was misguided and merely a politically-motivated attempt to create discord with our Commander-in-Chief. The resolution that came to the floor holds no weight of law to make policy changes, force actions, or resolve conflicts.

I have been and will continue to be an unwavering supporter of the Kurdish people. For many years, including this fiscal year, Congress has provided substantial funding to train, arm, and equip the Kurds. However, to truly help our allies, we must continue to focus on President Erdogan of Turkey, who remains the violent aggressor targeting the Kurdish people. For this reason, I cosponsored H.R. 4692, legislation to impose harsh sanctions on Turkey for their actions. Additionally, I have spoken with senior leaders of Special Operations Command who said the U.S. remains in constant communication with our Kurdish allies.

For far too long, we have relied on our military forces to carry the fight, putting them in harm’s way, when we have other tools at our disposal. As we move forward, I will continue to support our servicemembers, our military leaders, our allies, and American interests across the globe." View the Facebook post here.
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