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Armenian Genocide Resolution to be Introduced Tomorrow

The Armenian Genocide, an atrocious eight year period that began in 1915 and cost the lives of 1.5 million Armenians, has for too long been the victim of political maneuvering that kept the U.S. government from properly recognizing it as a genocide.  However, to truly dedicate ourselves to improving human rights across the world, our government must first learn from and properly condemn the mistakes of the past.

That is why I am proud to announce the introduction of the Armenian Genocide Resolution with my bi-partisan colleagues: Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Joe Knollenberg (R-Mich.) & George Radanovich (R-Calif.), and to stand with them at a press conference in 1334 Longworth at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday to discuss the need for its swift passage.  We are also honored to be joined by two genocide survivors at the introduction.

It is long past time for our government to properly recognize and condemn this tragic loss of human life, and our Resolution calls on the U.S. Government to take that crucial step.

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