Category: Washington

US Lawmaker Seeks IT Education Grant for Armenia

US Lawmaker Seeks IT Education Grant for Armenia

WASHINGTON (RFE/RL) — A leading US congressman has called for multimillion-dollar US funding for public schools in Armenia which would ultimately benefit the country’s burgeoning information technology (IT) industry. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the US House Intelligence Committee, said the US government should allocate such assistance under its Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) program […]

House Committee Approves Assistance for Nations Hosting Syrian Refugees

House Committee Approves Assistance for Nations Hosting Syrian Refugees

WASHINGTON — Last week, the US House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) Appropriations Bill, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) reported. In total, the bill provides $47.4 billion in funding for SFOPS, which is $10 billion less than FY17. The bill maintains Section 907 of […]

Rep. Trott’s Measure to Stop Gun Sale to Turkey Cleared for House Vote

Rep. Trott’s Measure to Stop Gun Sale to Turkey Cleared for House Vote

WASHINGTON — US House Committee on Rules has cleared Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Dave Trott’s (R-MI) Turkey sanctions amendment for vote this week by the full House of Representatives, with three more measures, presented by Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), David Cicilline (D-RI) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) set for consideration by the panel. The Trott Amendment […]

Astrophysicist Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian Explores Deep Space

Astrophysicist Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian Explores Deep Space

WASHINGTON — Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian and Dr. Keith Gendreau, researchers at NASA’s Goddard, Washington, DC center, are making news in the mysterious world of astronomy, trying to put together pieces of a heavenly puzzle of dying Neutron Stars that are believed to stars that have undergone an interior collapse. They are spinning pulsars, beaming lights, […]

Aram Gavoor Receives Teaching Award at George Washington University Law School

Aram Gavoor Receives Teaching Award at George Washington University Law School

WASHINGTON — Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) Board Member Aram A. Gavoor was honored with the 2017 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award from The George Washington University (GWU) Law School on May 21. “I am delighted to present the 2017 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award to Professorial Lecturer in Law Aram Gavoor for his outstanding […]

House Approves Resolution to Provide Emergency Relief to Genocide Survivors in Iraq, Syria

House Approves Resolution to Provide Emergency Relief to Genocide Survivors in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 390, the bipartisan Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017, on June 7. H.R. 390, spearheaded by Helsinki Commission Co-Chair Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), provides emergency relief to […]

US House Unanimously Condemns Turkish Violence against Protestors; Calls on Perpetrators to be Brought to Justice

US House Unanimously Condemns Turkish Violence against Protestors; Calls on Perpetrators to be Brought to Justice

WASHINGTON — On June 6, the US House of Representatives unanimously adopted House Resolution 354 with a vote of 397-0, which condemns the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calls for measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future. H.Res. 354 was spearheaded by […]

Trump Avoids Use of ‘G’ Word

Trump Avoids Use of ‘G’ Word

WASHINGTON — On Monday, April 24, President Donald Trump issued a statement commemorating the Armenian Genocide, without using the word genocide. In his statement, he said, “Today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern (sic), one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century. Beginning in 1915, one […]