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Chairman Ed Royce to Speak at Hearing on Turkish Democracy

Chairman Ed Royce to Speak at Hearing on Turkish Democracy

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.”

July 15th, 2014

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Obama Nominates Richard Mills for US Ambassador to Armenia

Obama Nominates Richard Mills for US Ambassador to Armenia

-President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Richard M. Mills, Jr. as his pick to become the US Ambassador to Armenia, the White House announced.

July 10th, 2014

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#ReturnChurches: ANCA Rallies Support for Churches Accountability Act

#ReturnChurches: ANCA Rallies Support for Churches Accountability Act

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.

June 23rd, 2014

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Senate Appropriators Reaffirm Support for Artsakh Aid Program

Senate Appropriators Reaffirm Support for Artsakh Aid Program

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).

June 19th, 2014

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Senior U.S. Diplomat Says Arms Sales to Azerbaijan Not for Use against Armenia

Senior U.S. Diplomat Says Arms Sales to Azerbaijan Not for Use against Armenia

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Eric Rubin, explained on Thursday that U.S. military assistance to Azerbaijan is not for use against Armenia.

June 12th, 2014

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Erdogan Angers US Turkish Lobby

Erdogan Angers US Turkish Lobby

The annual Washington conference of the American-Turkish Council (ATC), perhaps the best-known group lobbying on behalf of Turkish interests in the United States, is usually an occasion for both sides to boast about the strength and importance of the Turkey-US relationship.

June 10th, 2014

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Obama, Again, Fails to Recognize the Genocide

Obama, Again, Fails to Recognize the Genocide

In his annual statement for April 24, President Obama, once again, failed to properly recognize the Armenian Genocide, instead using the classic euphemisms to characterize the events of 1915.

April 24th, 2014

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Will Obama Hide Behind Erdogan’s Hypocrisy?

Will Obama Hide Behind Erdogan’s Hypocrisy?

It’s that time of the year again when Armenians across the world—but especially in the United States—await the annual White House statement on the Armenian Genocide, which, since 1981, has never actually used the word “Genocide.”

April 23rd, 2014

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Sen. Boxer Reaffirms Pledge to Work for Genocide Recognition

Sen. Boxer Reaffirms Pledge to Work for Genocide Recognition

California Senator Barbara Boxer said she would vow to keep working towards the adoption of US policy that recognizes the Armenian Genocide and that urges the Turkish government to do the same, in a statement released on Tuesday.

April 23rd, 2014

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Congressional Delegation to Arrive in Armenia Wednesday

Congressional Delegation to Arrive in Armenia Wednesday

From April 23 to 26, a U.S. Congressional delegation — including Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA), Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) — will visit Armenia, the US embassy in Yerevan reported.

April 22nd, 2014

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Schiff Delivers Open Letter to Turkish People on House Floor on Genocide

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.

April 9th, 2014

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ANCA to Join Schiff, Sherman at Washington Press Conference on Kessab

ANCA to Join Schiff, Sherman at Washington Press Conference on Kessab

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.

April 7th, 2014

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Senators Menendez, Kirk Introduce Resolution Calling for Turkish Recognition of Genocide

Senators Menendez, Kirk Introduce Resolution Calling for Turkish Recognition of Genocide

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.

April 3rd, 2014

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Pallone Requests Increase in Assistance to Armenia, Karabakh

Pallone Requests Increase in Assistance to Armenia, Karabakh

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.

April 2nd, 2014

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