The ANCA carefully tracks Members of Congress on a range of issues of concern to Armenian Americans. We compile this information and present the profile of each Member in an easy-to-read Report Card format. Congressional grades and endorsements for the 116th Congress will be announced on October, 2020.

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

Steny Hoyer

D- Maryland
District 5

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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? 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? 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? 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


02/27/20 - Rep. Hoyer tweeted "The situation in #Syria is dire, and the catastrophe unfolding in #Idlib is horrific. Millions of women & children are on the run with nowhere left to go. The U.S. must work with Turkey to protect civilians. Swift action must be taken." View the tweet here.

11/13/19 - Rep. Hoyer tweeted "It is shameful that POTUS is welcoming President Erdogan for an official visit today. He is again turning a blind eye to the actions of foreign leaders who have amassed power and seek to rule as autocrats." View the tweet here.

11/13/19 - Rep. Hoyer tweeted "President Trump must stop condoning Turkey’s incursion into Syria. He should make it clear that Turkey has to withdraw and cease its attacks against our Kurdish allies. He should also urge President Erodgan to ease the autocratic repression he has imposed within Turkey." View the tweet here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Hoyer posted the following to Facebook: "Today, the House will pass a resolution recognizing the horrific and systematic efforts to commit genocide against the Armenian people a century ago. As we vote on this resolution, let us also keep our attention focused on populations today that are being subjected to ethnic cleansing and forced relocation. The House is sending a clear message to them: we see you; we will not abandon you." View the Facebook post here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Hoyer tweeted "I told press the House will vote today on a Turkey sanctions bill. Turkey’s actions in Northern Syria are of great concern to the US & our NATO allies. The House will also vote to recognize the Armenian genocide, an important action to help preclude genocide from occurring again." View the tweet here.

10/23/19 - Rep. Hoyer posted the following to Facebook: "Just as I opposed the President’s disastrous decision to withdraw troops from Northern Syria, I strongly disagree with the President’s ill-advised announcement that he is lifting sanctions on Turkey. Once again, he is abandoning our allies while giving our adversaries everything they want. This is a complete win for Turkey, as well as Russia, the Assad regime, and Iran. It is shameful that he is forsaking our allies and creating ethnic displacement while at the same time allowing the resurgence of ISIS. The House must and will act next week when we bring a bipartisan sanctions bill to the House Floor to deter Turkey’s assault on our Kurdish allies." View the Facebook post here.

10/22/19 - Rep. Hoyer posted the following to Facebook: "As a result of President Trump’s reckless and impulsive decision to withdraw from Syria and abandon our allies, Russia has now solidified its hold over that country and expanded its power and influence in the Middle East. President Trump has handed control over critical parts of Syria to President Putin on a silver platter, also rewarding Turkey for its assault on our Kurdish allies and allowing for the displacement of ethnic Kurds from their homes. How shameful, yet how predictable it is for this President who has befriended autocrats and who favors reckless action over formulating thoughtful strategies that protect America’s interests. Read my full statement: https://bit.ly/31DSfU4" View the Facebook post here.

10/11/19 - Rep. Hoyer posted the following to Facebook: "It is beyond belief that the Trump Administration would side with Russia in thwarting a U.N. Security Council statement explicitly condemning Turkey’s invasion of Syria. This is national security malpractice at its worst, and the lives lost will be on the President’s watch. The House ought to act to address this crisis, and I hope all Members – Democrats and Republicans alike who are forcefully condemning the actions of this President, which put our security and global credibility in jeopardy – can work together in the days ahead to respond." View the Facebook post here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Hoyer tweeted "Today, I join millions in remembering and honoring the victims of the Armenian Genocide. I stand with Americans of Armenian descent who mourn this #ArmenianGenocideRemembranceDay" View the tweet here.
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