WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Vice Chair of the Armenian-American Caucus, offered a statement in response to the passage of H.Res. 296, a resolution to recognize and commemorate the Armenian Genocide:

“Today, the House decisively voted to commemorate the Armenian Genocide. In so doing, the House declared that it will no longer be party to the cause of genocide denial. This is a vote I have fought for 19 years to make possible, and one that tens of thousands of my Armenian American constituents have worked, struggled, and prayed for decades to see.

“I am grateful to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, as well as the Armenian American activists and community leaders who have fought for recognition for so long. While we can never undo the atrocities of the Armenian Genocide, this vote is a commitment that we will never forget and we will never again be intimidated into silence.”

H.Res. 296, introduced by Schiff and Rep. Bilirakis (R-FL), passed with strong bipartisan consensus by a vote of 405-11. Watch Rep. Schiff’s floor speech in support of the resolution.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Armenia Beat Georgia 2-1 in UEFA Nations League Qualifier

TBILISI — Armenia’s national football team, led by Spanish Joaquín Caparrós, beat…

Canada Needs to Pick a Side as Nagorno-Karabakh Tensions Rise, PM Pashinyan says

TORONTO — Armenia and Azerbaijan are on the brink of all-out war…

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Announces “Be Heard” Prize Winners

LISBON — The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation launched…

Adrienne Alexanian Presents Father’s Memoir, Forced into Genocide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Armenian Assembly of America co-sponsored a book presentation…