September 3, 2002

WATERTOWN, MA — Representative Robert Simmons (R-CT 2nd) today became the newest member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues reported the Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region (ANCA ER). Representative Simmons’s entrance into the Caucus brings its membership to 122.

“We welcome Representative Simmons joining the Armenian Issues Caucus and look forward to working with the Congressman on a number of issues of special concern to his Armenian American constituents,” stated Arppie Charkoudian, Chairperson of the Armenian National Committee of Connecticut.

The first-term Congressman was elected to the House of Representatives in the November 2000 general election. Rep. Simmons serves on the Armed Services Committee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Founded in 1995, the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues is a bipartisan forum for the discussion of policies to foster increased cooperation between the United States and Armenian governments and to strengthen the enduring bonds between the American and Armenian peoples.

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.


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