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ANCA Report Card: 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Sheldon Whitehouse

D- Rhode Island
U.S. Senate

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Cosponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution, S.Res.136? Yes
Cosponsored the Haiti and Armenia Reforestation Act, S.3272? No
Cosponsored the Block F-35 Sale To Turkey Act, S.2781? No
Cosponsored the Restrict International Financial Aid to Turkey Act, S.3248? No
Cosponsored the Religious Freedom in Eurasia Resolution, S.Res.539? No
Cosponsored the Promoting Religious Freedom Resolution, S.Res.162? No
Cosponsored the End Cyprus Arms Embargo Act, S.2963? No
Condemned the May 2017 Erdogan-ordered attacks in Sheridan Circle? Yes
Offered remarks in 2017 / 2018 in Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in the Senate? No
Participated in the 2017 / 2018 Capitol Hill Commemorations of the Armenian Genocide? Yes
Participated in the ANCA's June 2018 Armenia First Republic Centennial Event? No
Signed the February 2017 Corker-Cardin Letter demanding Erdogan free Pastor Brunson? No
Signed the April 2018 Tillis-Shaheen letter demanding Erdogan free Pastor Brunson? Yes

05/20/2017 - Sen. Witehouse condemend the violent beatings of peaceful protesterers at Sheridan Circle on May 16 in Washington D.C. Read the full article here.

05/19/2017- Sen. Whitehouse tweeted ""Turk thugs assault U.S. diplomatic security and flee country -- for these people we won't say Armenian genocide?"" Read the Tweet here.

04/24/2017- Sen. Whitehouse tweeted ""This 102nd anniversary, I commemorate the strength & resolve of Armenians in RI & everywhere & promise to #NeverForget the #ArmenianGenocide"" Read the Tweet here.

04/24/2017- Sen. Whitehouse tweeted ""We honor our Armenian sisters who fought to survive 102 yrs ago & who keep marching fiercely w us today (via @TheHyePhen) #ArmenianGenocide"" Read the Tweet here.

03/18/2017 - Sen. Whitehouse met with Artsakh Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan. Read the full article here.

05/30/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Christopher Mewett from the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

05/30/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Christopher Mewett from the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

05/23/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Christopher Mewett from the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

05/22/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Christopher Mewett from the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

05/14/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Christopher Mewett from the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

04/18/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Christopher Mewett from the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/12/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Christopher Mewett from the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

02/27/2018 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Christopher Mewett from the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.

11/17/2017 - Lobbyists from BGR Government Affairs, LLC e-mailed Christopher Mewett from the office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse regarding U.S.-Azerbaijan relations. Read the FARA filing here.