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)

Tom Suozzi

D- New York
District 3

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2020 GRADE
A+
2020
Previous Member
2018
A+

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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)? 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? 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? 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


04/24/20 - Rep. Suozzi tweeted "Today is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, commemorating the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, a series of massacres and starvations of Armenians by the Ottomans.Failing to remember or acknowledge such atrocities only paves the way for future atrocities and I stand with the Armenian American community in remembering and honoring the victims of this and all genocides." View the tweet here.

01/08/20 - Rep. Suozzi tweeted "Today, I met with representatives from @TCCNewYork the largest Turkish American grassroots organization in the country. We discussed the ongoing human rights abuses by the Erdogan regime and its impact on Turkish Americans in our communities." View the tweet here.

10/30/19 - Rep. Suozzi posted the following to Facebook: "More than 100 years ago, the Ottoman government systematically exterminated 1.5 million Armenians. To deny this, or any genocide is the first step in the next genocide. Yesterday, I voted for the bipartisan H.Res. 296, Affirming the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide. This bill would commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance; reject efforts to associate the United States government with denial of the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide, and encourage education and public understanding of the facts of the Armenian Genocide." View the Facebook post here.

10/10/19 - Rep. Suozzi posted the following to Facebook: "The Administration’s oscillating decisions with regard to the U.S. presence in Syria and longstanding policy in Turkey poses a danger to our women and men in uniform and upends regional security. This change leaves our Kurdish allies—who have helped take on ISIS—betrayed. I join colleagues on both sides of the aisle in urging the Administration to reverse this misguided decision." View the Facebook post here.

10/07/19 - Rep. King tweeted "Strongly disagree with @POTUS Trump decision to allow Erdogan to invade Syria. Betrays Kurds, strengthens ISIS and endangers American homeland." View the tweet here.

07/25/19 - Rep. King tweeted "Proud to meet with @EnesKanter an NBA Star and Turkish patriot who stands up to tyranny of the Erdogan government. Turkish government threatens and attempts to intimidate him but Enes stands tall. Assured of my continued support!" View the tweet here.

01/16/19 - Rep. King tweeted "We can’t allow President Erdogan to terrorize people in the United States. It’s bad enough he’s terrorizing people in his own country. " View the tweet here.
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