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ANCA Comments on Pelosi and Hoyer

The Armenian National Committee of America commented Tuesday on recent public statements by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) regarding their decision not to schedule a vote on the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res.252, during the last session of Congress.

“We value the long-standing friendship of Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer for our community and cause, but, while voicing our appreciation for their past support for the Armenian Genocide Resolution, we want to stress, in response to their recent comments, that we do not share their view that this legislation lacked the support of a bipartisan majority during their service as leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Aram Hamparian, Executive Director of the ANCA.”

“As U.S. House Speaker and Majority Leader, Representatives Pelosi and Hoyer, had the majority – as reflected in the results of the Member-to-Member whipping effort that they requested – as well as both the authority and the opportunity to pass H.Res.252. Yet they chose not to allow a vote on this human rights measure. Had they demonstrated the political will to bring the Armenian Genocide Resolution to the House floor, over opposition from a Democratic White House and even voices in their own Caucus, it may have proven a difficult vote for some, but, just as surely, it would have been a majority vote for putting America on the right side of this issue,” added Hamparian

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