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

Tony Cardenas

D- California
District 29

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? No
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? 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? Yes
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

07/16/20 - Rep. Cardenas tweeted "I stand in support of the people of Armenia in light of the recent disturbing acts of aggression taken by Azerbaijan along the Armenian border. This senseless violence puts the lives of innocent civilians at risk. De-escalatory steps must be taken to prevent further loss of life." View the tweet here.

04/24/20 - Rep. Cardenas tweeted "Today, we commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. As we honor the victims of this tragedy, we are reminded that silence in the face of injustice is complicity. So today, we rededicate ourselves to rejecting bigotry and discrimination in all forms and to speaking out against hatred and violence. #ArmenianGenocide" View the tweet here.

10/30/19 - Rep. Cardenas posted the following to Facebook: "Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide by a vote of 405-11. I'm proud to stand with the Armenian-American community and to have been a cosponsor of this resolution -- which I've cosponsored every Congress since taking the oath of office in 2013. Thank you to everyone who called their representatives and lobbied to get this done." View the Facebook post here.

10/30/19 - Rep. C√°rdenas tweeted "Yesterday, the US House of Rep. passed a resolution recognizing the #ArmenianGenocide by a vote of 405-11. Proud to have been a cosponsor of this resolution, which I've cosponsored every Congress since being elected in 2012. Thank you to everyone who worked to get this done." View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Cardenas tweeted "Today marks the 104th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, an atrocity during which 1.5 million ethnic Armenians were murdered by the Ottoman Empire." View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Cardenas tweeted "This Congress, I was proud to be an original cosponsor of the Armenian Genocide resolution recognizing and condemning the genocide." View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Cardenas tweeted "The U.S. government has a moral obligation to the victims of this genocide to speak the truth, and we cannot yield to pressure from Turkey and allow that truth to be distorted." View the tweet here.

04/24/19 - Rep. Cardenas tweeted "I will continue to use my voice in Congress to call for strong international recognition of the facts of the Armenian Genocide and to celebrate the strength and tenacity of the Armenian diaspora here in the San Fernando Valley, and around the world." View the tweet here.
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