February 24, 2003

WASHINGTON, DC – Florida Republican Tom Feeney announced today that he has agreed to join the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA.) With his addition, the membership of the Caucus has climbed to one hundred and nineteen.

Congressman Feeney serves on the influential Judiciary Committee, the House counterpart to the Senate Judiciary panel that was given jurisdiction over last year’s Senate Genocide Resolution, S.Res.307. The legislation marked the 15th anniversary of the U.S. adoption of the United Nations Genocide Convention.

“The growing community of the Orlando area joins with Armenian Americans throughout Florida in thanking Congressman Feeney for joining the Armenian Caucus,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “We look forward to working with the Congressman and his excellent staff on a broad range of issues of concern to his Armenian American constituents in the coming months and years.”

Representative Feeney was elected to his first term in Congress in November of last year. Prior to serving in Congress, he served in the Florida House of Representatives, including a term as Speaker. As a State legislator he represented East Orange, East Seminole and Southwest Volusia Counties. His Congressional staff includes California Armenian community activist Vartan Djihanian.


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