WASHINGTON, DC – Following the 2014 midterm election, all Members of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues who sought reelection to their house seat won reelection, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). The overwhelming success rate of pro-Armenia candidates in the U.S. House of Representatives is the highest ever recorded.
“We congratulate all of our friends in Congress on their successful reelection,” stated Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny. “The challenges we face in the next Congress will require us to redouble our efforts and strengthen the focus of the Armenian Caucus, especially as we begin to mark the 100 th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, seek additional steps to protect our allies Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh from foreign aggression, and work to deepen the US-Armenia relationship,” Ardouny said.
One race involving a prominent member of the Armenian Caucus has not yet been decided, but the incumbent currently leads and is expected to win reelection according to democratic pollsters.
It should be noted that although pro-Armenia candidates were resoundingly successful at the ballot box this cycle, Armenian Americans will lose 20 Armenian Caucus members due to retirement, resignation, primary defeat, or because they sought other office. Thus, at the beginning of the next Congress, the Armenian Caucus will start with 93 Members of Congress.