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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Melvin
Watt

D-NC-12

2012 Grade
C
2012
Previous Member
C

Cosponsor of the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H. Res. 304? NO
Cosponsor of the Return of Churches and Religious Freedom Resolution, H. Res. 306? NO
Voted for the Berman-Cicilline Amendment in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on July 20, 2011? N/A
Voted for the Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act, H. R. 2362, in the House Committee on Natural Resources on November 13, 2011? (The ANCA opposed this measure). N/A
Voted for the Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act, H. R. 2362, in the House of Representatives on July 23, 2012? (The ANCA opposed this measure). NO
Issued a statement in 2012 regarding the release and pardon of Ramil Safarov? NO
Signed the May 2011 letter supporting pro-Armenian foreign aid issues? NO
Signed the March 2012 letter supporting pro-Armenian foreign aid issues? NO
Signed the February 2012 letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding the Armenian Genocide? NO
Offered remarks in 2011 in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in the House of Representatives? NO
Offered remarks in 2012 in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in the House of Representatives? NO
Participated in the September 2011 Nagorno Karabakh 20th Anniversary of Independence event on Capitol Hill? NO
Participated in the October 2011 Armenia 20th Anniversary of Independence event on Capitol Hill? NO
Participated in the April 2011 Capitol Hill Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide? NO
Participated in the April 2012 Capitol Hill Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide? NO
Offered remarks in 2011 or 2012 in remembrance of the pogroms in Sumgait, Baku, and Kirovabad in the House of Representatives? NO
Offered remarks in 2011 or 2012 regarding Khojalu in the House of Representatives? NO
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? NO

03/11 - Reps. Conyers, Meeks, Bernice Johnson, Mel Watt, Deutch, Ed Towns, Frederica Wilson attend Ertegun jazz festival concert at Turkish Embassy, which prominently featured Turkish governmentt lobbyists, including Dick Gephardt, Al Wynn, David Mercer, and Boeing representatives. http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/party-events-pictures/archive/8539-first-in-the-ertegun-jazz-series-at-the-embassy-of-turkey
11-30-11 - Albert Wynn from Dickstein Shapiro LLP e-mailed Laura Hooper from Representative Watt's office on behalf of the government of Turkey regarding the Jazz Series Event 12-16-11 - Albert Wynn from Dickstein Shapiro LLP e-mailed Laura Hooper from Representative Watt's office on behalf of the government of Turkey regarding H. Res. 306
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