CHICAGO–The Armenian National Committee of America reported that Congressman Ray LaHood, the 14th Representative from Illinois, has joined to cosponsor House Resolution 106 in recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
Introduced on January 30th by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and spearheaded by Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA), Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Joe Knollenberg (R-MI), and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), the Armenian Genocide Resolution calls upon the President to ensure that the foreign policy of the United States reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide documented in the United States record relating to the Armenian Genocide.
ANCA said Congressman LaHood has dedicated his life to public service. He was a junior high school social studies teacher for six years prior to his political career. In 1982, he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. From 1982-1994, he served as Chief of Staff for U.S. House Minority Leader Robert Michel (R-IL-18). In 1994, he was elected to the United States Congress.