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

TJ Cox

D- California
District 21

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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


07/29/20 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "Each of us has a duty to stand up to bigotry, hatred, & racism wherever it appears. I stand in solidarity with our Armenian community at the KZV School & Armenian Community Center. Those who commit this crime must be brought to justice." View the Facebook post here.

07/29/20 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "Each of us has a duty to stand up to bigotry, hatred, & racism wherever it appears. I stand in solidarity with our Armenian community at the KZV School & Armenian Community Center. Those who commit this crime must be brought to justice." View the Facebook post here.

07/29/20 - Rep. Cox tweeted "Each of us has a duty to stand up to bigotry, hatred, & racism wherever it appears. I stand in solidarity with our Armenian community at the KZV School & Armenian Community Center. Those who commit this crime must be brought to justice. http://asbarez.com/195693/attack-on-kzv-school-armenian-center-to-be-investigated-as-hate-crime/ " View the tweet here.

07/27/20 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "As a member of the Armenian Caucus, I'm proud to have led a bipartisan amendment that ensures funds for demining efforts in Artsakh, which not only saves innocent lives, but also creates much needed peace & stability in this region." View the Facebook post here.

07/27/20 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "As a member of the Armenian Caucus, I'm proud to have led a bipartisan amendment that ensures funds for demining efforts in Artsakh, which not only saves innocent lives, but also creates much needed peace & stability in this region." View the Facebook post here.

07/27/20 - Rep. Cox tweeted "As a member of the Armenian Caucus, I'm proud to have led a bipartisan amendment that ensures funds for demining efforts in Artsakh, which not only saves innocent lives, but also creates much needed peace & stability in this region. https://cox.house.gov/media/press-releases/representative-tj-cox-amendment-support-demining-nagorno-karabakh-included" View the tweet here.

07/14/20 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "Azerbaijan's recent attack on the region of Tavush, Armenia is a violation of the ceasefire agreement between the nations, as well as a result of Azerbaijan's refusal to allow international monitoring of their borders. The US must take a firm stance in condemning this threat to peace. This is why I've co-sponsored an amendment introduced by Rep. Brad Sherman to H.R. 6395 - the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021- that would prohibit funds from being used to send defense articles or services to Azerbaijan." View the Facebook post here.

07/14/20 - Rep. Cox tweeted "Azerbaijan's recent attack on Tavush, Armenia is a violation of their ceasefire agreement, as well as a result of Azeri's refusal to allow international monitoring of their borders. The US must take a firm stance in condemning this threat to peace." View the tweet here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Cox tweeted "Today, on the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, we in the Central Valley remember the 1.5 million Armenians who perished during this tragedy. As a country, we must continue to defend human dignity and stop these atrocities from happening again both at home and abroad." View the tweet here.

02/21/20 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "Last week I joined my Congressional Armenian Caucus colleagues and Armenian American community leaders in a solemn remembrance of the 30th anniversary of the anti-Armenian pogroms in Baku. Together we will continue to work towards providing U.S. humanitarian aid to Artsakh." View the Facebook post here.

02/21/20 - Rep. Cox tweeted "Last week I joined my Congressional Armenian Caucus colleagues and Armenian American community leaders in a solemn remembrance of the 30th anniversary of the anti-Armenian pogroms in Baku." View the tweet here.

01/21/20 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "I am humbled and honored to recognize the anniversary of this tragedy. It is crucial that we recognize injustices of the past and stand up for the Armenians who suffered in Baku 30 years ago." View the Facebook post here.

12/12/19 - Rep. Cox tweeted "I was proud to help lead on formally recognizing the Armenian Genocide in the House, not because of global events, but because this tragedy should never have been left unacknowledged." View the tweet here.

10/29/19 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "I’m proud our nation has finally found the courage to acknowledge this tragedy and injustice. Our previous silence was an insult to the Armenian-American community. We must acknowledge acts of war against innocent civilians wherever they occur, to defend human dignity and stop these atrocities from happening again." View the Facebook post here.

09/24/19 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "It was a pleasure meeting with the Armenian Assembly of America and the Halo Trust to further discuss the demining of Artsakh. No person should have to live in fear of encountering a landmine in their community." View the Facebook post here.

09/13/19 - Rep. Cox tweeted "It was a pleasure meeting with @ANCA National Chairman, Raffi Hamparian and his team to discuss the priorities of Armenian-Americans in the U.S. and the importance of demining efforts in the Republic of Artsakh." View the tweet here.

08/06/19 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "I’m deeply troubled by the recent decision that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) made to halt funding for humanitarian landmine clearance in Artsakh. USAID must follow through on its commitment to provide additional funding to The HALO Trust to complete this vital project, as promised by Administrator Mark Green. I will continue working with my bipartisan colleagues in Congress, the Armenian National Committee of America ANCA, and The HALO Trust to secure federal funding, which will allow us to achieve a mine-free Artsakh." View the Facebook post here.

06/13/19 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "Families in the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) shouldn’t have to live under threat of a crippling injury or death from exploding mines. Today, I spoke on my amendment to ensure continued funding for demining and rehabilitation projects in Artsakh. Watch my speech on the House floor ??" View the Facebook post here.

06/13/19 - Rep. Cox tweeted "Families in the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) shouldn’t have to live under threat of a crippling injury or death from exploding mines." View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "I was proud to join the City of Fresno and Congressman Jim Costa this morning in commemorating the Armenian Genocide. One hundred and four years ago today, marked the beginning of the Ottoman Turks’ systematic deportation and murder of over 1.5 million Christian Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians. To this day, however, neither the President of the United States nor Congress have recognized this tragedy as what it is: genocide. This does not do justice to the vibrant Armenian-American community in the Central Valley who have never forgotten the pain of their ancestors and continue to advocate for justice with passion and persistence. Today, I’m proud to be their voice in the U.S. Congress and I’m committed to pushing for official recognition of the Armenian Genocide in our nation. We must learn from this atrocity and continue to advocate for the protection of human rights for the Armenian people, and for all." View the Facebook post here.

04/11/19 - Rep. Cox tweeted "US Legislators Press for Adoption of Armenian Genocide Resolution At Capitol Hill Remembrance:" View the tweet here.

04/09/19 - Rep. Cox posted the following to Facebook: "I’m proud to have joined my colleagues across the aisle in introducing a Resolution recognizing and memorializing the Armenian Genocide. As a nation that values the freedom of speech and assembly, it’s time for the U.S. government to recognize that these massacres carried out 104 years ago against Armenians occurred." View the Facebook post here.
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