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

Linda Sanchez

D- California
District 38

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2020 GRADE
A+
2020
2018
2016
2014
A+
A+
A
A+
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? Yes
Cosponsored the Resolution Reaffirming the US-Armenia Strategic Relationship (H.Res.452)? Yes
Cosponsored the 2020 Speier-Cox Amendment to the Foreign Aid Bill for Continued U.S. Aid to Artsakh? Yes
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? Yes
Signed the 2020 Cox-Sherman-Costa-Clark Letter Calling for Sanctions on Azerbaijan for War Crimes? Yes
Signed the 2020 Speier Letter Against the Anti-Armenian Chabot-Cohen Amendment to NDAA? Yes
Signed the Armenian Caucus Letter Condemning the Azerbaijan War Games in May, 2020? Yes
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? Yes
Signed the 2019 Armenian Genocide Letter to the President? Yes
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? Yes
Issued an April 24th Statement Marking the Armenian Genocide in 2019/2020? Yes
Commemorated the Sumgait-Baku-Kirovabad Pogroms in 2019/2020? Yes
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


07/16/20 - Rep. Sanchez tweeted "I join my @ArmenianCaucus colleagues in expressing my concern over the recent violence along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. President Trump should condemn the Azerbaijani military's aggression and work with our allies to de-escalate tensions in the area." View the tweet here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Sanchez posted the following to Facebook: "I join in solidarity with the Armenian community to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The United States must honor the victims and their families by acknowledging this tragedy. We can never forget this dark chapter in human history." View the Facebook post here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Sanchez tweeted "Today, I join in solidarity with the Armenian community to recognize the 105th anniversary of the #ArmenianGenocide. The United States must honor the victims and their families by acknowledging this tragedy. We cannot forget the past." View the tweet here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Sanchez posted the following to Facebook: "Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing the atrocities of the Armenian Genocide and honoring the millions who lost their lives or were displaced by it. Acknowledging this dark chapter of history is vitally important. By doing so, we not only demonstrate solidarity with our Armenian community but also send a message to the rest of the world that we must never allow another tragedy like this to happen again." View the Facebook post here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Sanchez tweeted "Recognizing the #ArmenianGenocide is vitally important. By doing so, we not only demonstrate solidarity with our Armenian community but also send a message to the rest of the world that we must never allow another tragedy like this to happen again." View the tweet here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Sanchez tweeted "UPDATE: The House passed the resolution to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Read my full statement on passage of this historic resolution ??" View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Sanchez posted the following to Facebook: "Today, we remember the atrocities committed against the Armenian people more than 100 years ago. We also renew our commitment to making sure the world never forgets the stories that survivors have passed down through family and friends. By doing so, we can shape the world into a safer, more compassionate place and prevent tragedies like the Armenian Genocide from happening again." View the Facebook post here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Sanchez tweeted "Let’s remember the atrocities committed against the Armenian people 104 years ago and recommit to making sure the world never forgets. By doing so, we can shape the world into a safer, more compassionate place and prevent tragedies like the #ArmenianGenocide from happening again." View the tweet here.

01/31/19 - Rep. Sanchez posted the following to Facebook: "These acts of hateful vandalism at #Armenian schools are a vile attack on the Armenian community and the children attending these schools. Those who committed this crime must be brought to justice. I join with the Armenian community in condemning bigotry in all forms. Law enforcement authorities are investigating these incidences and I’m hopeful they will quickly identify the suspects to prevent additional acts of bigotry and intimidation in our communities." View the Facebook post here.

10/24/18 - Rep. Sanchez tweeted "The Armenian community plays an important role in our country. I'm proud to be a strong advocate for America’s Armenian community and honored to receive an A+ from @ANCA_DC for my work in Congress. #CA38" View the tweet here.
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