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ANCA Report Card: 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Karen Bass

D- California
District 37

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Voted for the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res. 296? Yes
Cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res.296? Yes
Cosponsored the Artsakh Recognition Resolution, H.Res.1203? Yes
Cosponsored the Resolution Condemning the Azerbaijan/Turkey Attacks, H.Res.1165? Yes
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? Yes
Voted for the 2019 Sherman Amendment to the NDAA against Azerbaijani Threats to Shoot Down Civilian Aircraft? Yes
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? Yes
Signed Letters Supporting Pro-Armenian Foreign Aid Priorities in 2019/2020? Yes
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? No
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? Yes
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? Yes


04/24/20 - Rep. Bass posted the following to Facebook: "Today marks the 105th anniversary of the Meds Yeghern and the first since Congress officially recognized the Armenian Genocide. We join in solidarity, honoring those systematically expelled and killed and are reinvigorated in our efforts to protect human rights around the world." View the Facebook post here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Bass tweeted "Today marks the 105th anniversary of the Meds?Yeghern and the first since Congress officially recognized the Armenian Genocide. We join in solidarity, honoring those systematically expelled and killed and are reinvigorated in our efforts to protect human rights around the world." View the tweet here.

11/01/19 - Rep. Bass posted the following to Facebook: "Last week, Trump gave Turkey the green light to slaughter our Kurdish allies, the same ones who helped us kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This week I voted to sanction Turkey for their attacks on the Kurds. We cannot have our foreign policy run by tweet." View the Facebook post here.

10/31/19 - Rep. Bass posted the following to Facebook: "On Tuesday I voted to formally recognize and denounce the Armenian Genocide. Thank you to Congressman Adam Schiff and all of the advocates to make this possible. We will not be silent." View the Facebook post here.

10/31/19 - Rep. Bass tweeted "On Tuesday I voted to formally recognize and denounce the Armenian Genocide. Thank you to @RepAdamSchiff and all of the advocates to make this possible. We will not be silent." View the tweet here.

10/14/19 - Rep. Bass posted the following to Facebook: "?Best case scenario, Trump’s decision to give Turkey the green light in Syria was out of extreme ignorance. ? ?Worst case, this was a payment to Putin and Erdogen for hotels. ? ?Now he’s sanctioning them for doing what he has allowed to do??" View the Facebook post here.
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