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House passes resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide

House passes resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide



Washington,
November 5, 2019



Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to support a resolution affirming the United States’ recognition of the Armenian Genocide. I was proud to cosponsor this resolution, which passed the House by a vote of 405 – 11.

The continuing denial of the Armenian Genocide, particularly by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, is an act of historical vandalism. We must call genocide for what it is wherever it occurs. Few know this truth better than the San Joaquin Valley’s Armenian population, many of whom descend from genocide survivors. I am proud to represent such a resilient people.


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Visiting Armenia’s Dzidzernagapert memorial in 2012.

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