On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will deliver an opening statement at a subcommittee hearing, entitled “The Future of Turkish Democracy.”
With just days to Thursday’s vote by the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Turkey Christian Churches Accountability Act (H.R. 4347), the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has set Tuesday, June 24th as a day for Congressional calls and social media activism in support of this bipartisan religious freedom measure.
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, by a bipartisan vote of 25 to 5, on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted a Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) foreign aid legislative package that, once again, reaffirmed U.S. support for the longstanding U.S. assistance program for Nagorno Karabakh, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide resolution, went to the House of Representatives floor on Wednesday to deliver an open letter to the Turkish people on the Armenian Genocide.
On Tuesday, April 8, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) will join Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA), and other Members of Congress at a press conference on the steps of the Capitol Building to discuss recent attacks on Armenians and other Christians in Kessab, Syria.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced legislation, today, calling upon the United States President to work toward an Armenian-Turkish relationship based on Turkey’s truthful acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA.) Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) have already joined in as original cosponsors of the human rights measure.
Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), along with 27 members of Congress, sent a letter on Wednesday to Chairwoman Kay Granger and Ranking Member Nita Lowey of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, requesting increased funding for Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh.