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

Raja Krishnamoorthi

D- Illinois
District 8

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2020 GRADE
A+
2020
Previous Member
2018
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? 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? 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


11/06/19 - Rep. Krishnamoorthi posted the following to Facebook: "This week, Turkey intensified attacks on our Kurdish allies by announcing back-to-back airstrikes in Iraq. Lives are at stake and our national security is at risk. We must do more than impose empty sanctions." View the Facebook post here.

10/30/19 - Rep. Krishnamoorthi posted the following to Facebook: "I was proud to cosponsor and vote for this resolution but prouder still that my colleagues overwhlemly passed it and acknowledged the reality of the Armenian Genocide and the 1.5 million people who died through it at the hands of the Ottoman Empire." View the Facebook post here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Krishnamoorthi posted the following to Facebook: "Never a dull moment! Just finished up a meeting in the office and now hurrying down to the House Floor to vote on a number of rules, including the Rule Providing for Consideration of H.Res 296- Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide." View the Facebook post here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Krishnamoorthi tweeted "Never a dull moment! Just finished up a meeting in the office and now hurrying down to the House Floor to vote on a number of rules, including the Rule Providing for Consideration of H.Res 296- Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide." View the tweet here.
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