The ANCA closely tracks the performance of every incumbent Senator and Representative across a broad array of pro-Armenian legislative metrics, carefully scores and objectively grades each legislator, and then – as a public service to voters interested in factoring our insights into the diverse set of criteria they consider when voting – widely circulates non-biased, fact-driven, merit-based Report Cards and Endorsements each election cycle.

Halfway through the Congressional term, in February 2022, the ANCA also provides a mid-term progress report on the legislator's performance on pro-Armenian priorities. Final grades for the legislative term and endorsements will be shared in October, 2022.

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

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Cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution, S.Res.150? Yes
Cosponsored the Azerbaijan Human Rights / Arms Ban Resolution, S.Res.754? Yes
Cosponsored the Turkey Human Rights / Arms Ban Resolution, S.Res.755? Yes
Signed the 2020 Letter Condemning Azerbaijan/Turkey Attacks? Yes
Signed the 2020 Letter Supporting Artsakh De-Mining? Yes
Signed the 2019 Letter Supporting Artsakh De-Mining? Yes
Signed the 2020 Letter to the Library of Congress Urging them to Properly Categorize the Armenian Genocide? Yes
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

12/14/20 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "This is a long-overdue action. Glad Congress held Trump’s feet to the fire and forced him to implement #CAATSA sanctions against Turkey for its purchase of the Russian-made S-400. We won't stand down when it comes to protecting our national security and our faithful NATO allies.|The U.S. has imposed sanctions against Turkey for purchasing the Russian S-400 air defense system in 2017, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced. https://axios.com/turkey-sanctions-russia-defense-system-70f7a4d6-28ba-4e4f-bb3b-35034ce3e10f.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100…" View the tweet here.

10/16/20 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted ".@SecPompeo, you've repeatedly told Erdogan that Turkey’s testing of the Russian S-400 is unacceptable to the US & NATO. Now he's again thumbing his nose at you and the President. When are you going to follow the law and apply bipartisan CATSAA sanctions?" View the tweet here.

04/24/20 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "Today we remember the 1.5 million Armenians murdered by the Ottoman Empire. Last year, Congress officially recognized and remembered this crime against humanity by passing the #ArmenianGenocide resolution. The first step in learning from history is to recognize it." View the tweet here.

04/24/20 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "The first step in learning from history is to recognize it. That’s why every year on April 24th, we take a moment to honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who were brutally murdered by the Ottoman Empire. And while it was long overdue, I was proud to join my colleagues last year to officially pass a congressional resolution to finally recognize and remember the Armenian Genocide—a resolution that took nearly 15 years to pass." View the Facebook post here.

12/12/19 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "Today, after years of trying, the Senate passed a resolution recognizing the awful reality of the #ArmenianGenocide. We must not turn away from history. We must confront it and learn from it. I salute all who have fought for the truth to prevail." View the tweet here.

12/12/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "Today, after years of trying, the Senate passed a resolution recognizing the awful reality of the Armenian Genocide. We must not turn away from history. We must confront it and learn from it. I salute all who have fought for the truth to prevail." View the Facebook post here.

12/11/19 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "The Foreign Relations Committee just voted to sanction Turkey for attacking our Syrian Kurdish allies, which has given new oxygen to ISIS. I’ve been fighting for action since day one and will continue to push McConnell to stop covering for Trump + Erdogan—and allow a full vote." View the tweet here.

12/11/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "The Foreign Relations Committee just voted to sanction Turkey for attacking our Syrian Kurdish allies, which has given new oxygen to ISIS. I’ve been fighting for action since day one and will continue to push McConnell to stop covering for Trump and Erdogan—and allow a full vote." View the Facebook post here.

12/09/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "One of my biggest takeaways from Trump’s reckless performance at NATO last week? This isn’t just about kowtowing to Erdogan, it’s about aiding and abetting Putin’s strategic efforts to undermine and divide NATO. Very dangerous." View the Facebook post here.

12/02/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "For months, Congress has warned that Turkey’s decision to move forward with the purchase and testing of the Russian S-400 air defense system would require the imposition of U.S. sanctions. That’s because we passed a law—the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)—to do just that. But as of today, Secretary Pompeo and President Trump have refused to apply the law. This puts our national security at risk and sends a terrible signal to other countries. The time for patience has long expired. To add insult to injury, Turkish President Erdogan is threatening to block NATO’s defense plan for the Baltic countries and Poland unless NATO supports his attacks on the Syrian Kurds, who have been our main ally in the fight against ISIS. As he heads to the NATO summit, President Trump needs to stop appeasing Erdogan and start standing up for NATO and our allies in the fight against ISIS." View the Facebook post here.

11/13/19 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "The last time Erodgan came to D.C. his bodyguards beat up peaceful protesters. Trump did nothing, but Congress did. We prohibited the sale of arms to his bodyguards. Now, after Erdogan attacked our Kurdish allies, Trump again refuses to hold him accountable. Congress must act." View the tweet here.

11/13/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "The last time Turkish President Erodgan came to Washington, his bodyguards beat up peaceful American protesters on our own soil. Trump didn’t do anything to hold Erdogan responsible, but Congress did. We adopted my amendment to prohibit the sale of U.S. weapons to Erdogan’s bodyguards, which will remain in place until those charged with assault are brought to justice. Now we must work together again to hold Erdogan accountable by passing economic sanctions on Turkey for their brazen assault against our Syrian Kurdish allies and gross human rights violations." View the Facebook post here.

11/12/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "Tomorrow, President Trump will host Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House—despite the fact that Erdogan has attacked our Syrian Kurdish allies and wants to assassinate Gen. Mazloum, hindered our fight against ISIS, and has overseen brazen human rights violations. This meeting will send a terrible signal to both our allies and adversaries around the world. Every single Republican in Congress should stand up and immediately urge Trump to rescind his invitation." View the Facebook post here.

11/01/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "President Trump's special envoy told me Turkey would suffer consequences if it’s proxies attacked beyond Pence-Erdogan "safe zone." Just another empty threat. Turkish fighters are attacking with impunity beyond 30km line—but no action from the Trump Administration. The Senate must hold Erdogan and Trump accountable." View the Facebook post here.

10/31/19 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "All McConnell wants to do is protect Trump from his disastrous decision. The House sanctions bill passed with 400+ votes. The Senate should pass it without delay to hold Turkey accountable, send a strong signal to our allies and stop the resurgence of ISIS." View the tweet here.

10/29/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "I applaud the House of Representatives for taking decisive action today to address the crisis in Syria. Their bipartisan sanctions bill, which passed 403 to 16, sends a strong signal that Congress will not stand by while Turkey and its proxies slaughter our Syrian Kurdish allies and fuel the revival of ISIS. It is urgently needed, especially with reports from the region that Turkey and its proxies are continuing attacks outside their designated zone. The Senate must stop dithering and also act immediately—the lives of our allies and our nation’s security are on the line." View the Facebook post here.

10/23/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "Trump’s celebration of the Putin-Erdogan deal represents his total surrender of American leadership and the treacherous betrayal of our Syrian Kurdish allies. It is also a recipe for the resurgence of ISIS. Congress must fill the leadership void." View the Facebook post here.

10/23/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "My final question to Trump's special envoy for Syria: Is it your view that the Putin-Erdogan deal serves American national security interests? His answer? "I am personally skeptical.” My full questioning:" View the Facebook post here.

10/21/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "With each passing day, the situation in Syria becomes increasingly dire as our allies get slaughtered and ISIS rebounds. We just got out of a bipartisan meeting with the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) Executive Committee President Ilham Ahmed, the highest political representative of the Syrian Kurds and other coalitions fighting ISIS. She has been dispatched by the SDC on an emergency mission to plead with Congress and the Trump Administration to stop the ongoing harm being caused by the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria. She is seeking support for the Syrian Kurds, their Arab partners, and other ethnic and religious minorities in the SDC by maintaining an adequate U.S. troop presence in Syria, ensuring U.S. air support to protect the Syrian Kurds as part of the ongoing fight against ISIS, and imposing tough sanctions against Turkey until it meets certain conditions. She described the horrible situation unfolding on the ground. We stand with her as she urges Congress to act." View the Facebook post here.

10/17/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "While a 120-hour ceasefire is welcome, the other terms cave to the maximalist demands of Erdogan and would allow Turkey to ethnically cleanse a big swath of Kurdish areas and lead to a revival of ISIS. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and I will continue to pursue our sanctions bill." View the Facebook post here.

10/17/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "From the start, our Syrian Kurdish allies have been with us in the fight against ISIS. But because of President Trump’s decision to bow down to Turkey and Russia, the Syrian Kurds are being murdered while formerly detained ISIS terrorists escape. We are at an extremely dangerous moment right now and Congress must act. That’s why U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and I are coming together today to introduce legislation that condemns the decision to withdraw our special forces, calls for an anti-ISIS strategy, and levies immediate, serious sanctions on Turkey until it stops the brutal attack on Syrian Kurds and withdraws to its borders. While we work to pass the House resolution condemning Trump’s actions, we must also move quickly on these sanctions and apply real pressure on Erdogan to end this madness. Tune in live we discuss more:" View the Facebook post here.

10/16/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "We must stop the slaughter of the Syrian Kurds and the resurgence of ISIS. Trump’s green-lighting of Turkey’s attack created this disaster. His subsequent announcement of “sanctions” was pathetically weak and mostly an attempt to slow the bipartisan momentum building in Congress for much tougher sanctions on Turkey. Trump’s ploy won’t work. Congress must condemn Trump’s reckless actions that allowed Turkey’s attack and move forward on my bipartisan bill with Senator Graham to hit Turkey with serious economic sanctions until they end their aggression against the Syrian Kurds, stop enabling the resurgence of ISIS, and get out of the areas they have attacked." View the Facebook post here.

10/09/19 - Sen. Van Hollen posted the following to Facebook: "Turkey must pay a heavy price for attacking our Syrian Kurdish partners. Senators on both sides of the aisle won't support abandoning the one regional group most responsible for putting ISIS on its heels. Our bipartisan sanctions bill is being finalized now." View the Facebook post here.

10/07/19 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "The Syrian Kurds stood with us in the fight against ISIS when Turkey did not. Trump’s decision to betray them is unconscionable. Congress must make it clear that Turkey will pay a heavy price if they attack the Syrian Kurds." View the tweet here.

07/17/19 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "This is the right decision, but Trump has previously gotten soft after Erdogan’s threats so we must still pass our bipartisan bill to lock this ban into law. Turkey claims it wants to be a good NATO ally but its decision to obtain the Russian S-400 system says otherwise." View the tweet here.

05/31/19 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "If true, Trump is undermining our security interests by caving in to Turkish President Erdogan, who wants to buy Russian defense systems that Pentagon officials say will put U.S. and NATO forces at risk. Congress must continue to hold the line." View the tweet here.

03/02/19 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "Trump needs to make it crystal clear: If Turkey purchases the Russian S-400 system from Putin, it will not receive the F-35. Period. Turkey must not be allowed to compromise the safety of our pilots and the security of NATO. Do they want to quit NATO?" View the tweet here.

10/12/18 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "It’s good news that Pastor Brunson has been released. But he is not the only one who has been unjustly imprisoned. We shouldn't lift sanctions on Turkish officials until Erdogan frees all innocent Americans and the Turkish nationals who’ve served in our embassies and consulates." View the tweet here.

10/10/18 - Sen. Van Hollen tweeted "Still, barely a peep from the Trump Administration about what Turkey says is the Saudi-orchestrated murder of Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi. Time for the Trump team to stop fawning over MBS and the Saudi regime and hold them accountable" View the tweet here.
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