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

Ted Lieu

D- California
District 33

2020 GRADE
Previous Member

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? 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? Yes
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

07/29/20 - Rep. Lieu tweeted "This attack against KZV Armenian School in CA is disturbing and disgraceful. We must stand up against these hate crimes and condemn racism in all its forms." View the tweet here.

12/05/19 - Rep. Lieu posted the following to Facebook: "For the third time, the White House has directed a Republican senator to block a resolution formally recognizing Turkey's genocide of the Armenian people. For too long, presidents like Trump were too afraid to acknowledge this historical truth out of respect for Turkey. I have had a very long history of supporting recognition of the Armenian Genocide. It's way past time the U.S. recognizes this historical fact." View the Facebook post here.

12/05/19 - Rep. Lieu tweeted "The U.S. needs to break its silence and recognize the Armenian Genocide. Truth matters. History matters." View the tweet here.

10/17/19 - Rep. Lieu posted the following to Facebook: "Today, Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, admitted that there was a quid-pro-quo involved in withholdinig aid to Ukraine partly over a conspiracy theory involving the 2016 election and Democrats. We also heard from Ambassador Sondland, who told us that Donald Trump specifically directed him to talk to Rudy Giuliani on key Ukraine policies, which is highly illegal. Now, because of Trump’s impulsive decision and lack of coordination and planning, many of our Kurdish allies have been killed. In fact, the reported ceasefire is not even a ceasefire. It’s just a 120 hour pause and a giant concession to Turkey. On top of all this, the White House announced today that President Trump will host next year’s G7 Summit at his own resort in Doral, Florida. This is just public corruption right out in the open and the Trump defense is crumbling before our very eyes." View the Facebook post here.

10/13/19 - Rep. Lieu tweeted "Now would be a good time for the United States to recognize the Armenian Genocide. For too long, presidents like @realDonaldTrump were too afraid to acknowledge this historical truth out of respect for Turkey. Turkey no longer deserves our respect or our assistance." View the tweet here.
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