Genocide Resolution Introduced in Congress


WASHINGTON (PanArmenian.net) — Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) along with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Michael Grimm (R-NY), officially introduced a resolution regarding the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian Assembly of America.

The new bill, H.Res. 227, calls on “the president to work toward equitable, constructive, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations based upon the Republic of Turkey’s full acknowledgment of the facts and ongoing consequences of the Armenian Genocide, and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime against humanity.”

A House-only resolution, H. Res. 227 was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where longtime supporters of US affirmation of the Armenian Genocide, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY), serve as chairman and ranking member, respectively.

A newly minted congressman, Valadao represents the 21st district of California (Central Valley area) and serves on the House Appropriations Committee. Valadao most recently spoke about the importance of affirming the Armenian Genocide at the April 24th congressional observance on Capitol Hill.

“In the face of Turkey’s ongoing denial of the Armenian Genocide, it is incumbent upon all of us to ensure that the truth of history and the proud chapter in American history in helping to save the survivors is remembered, so that the lessons of man’s inhumanity to man will never be forgotten,” stated Armenian Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny.