On October 29, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 405-11 agreeing to H.Res. 296 “Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide”. October 29 is also Turkey’s Republic Day, the 96th anniversary commemorating the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923.
On December 12, the U.S. Senate also passed S.Res.150 “Expressing the sense of the Senate that it is the policy of the United States to commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance.” The Resolution was agreed to in Senate without amendment and passed by unanimous consent.
- House Passes Resolution Recognizing 1915 Armenian Genocide October 2019
- UN Amb Samantha Power Refers to the “Genocide Denial Against the Armenians” in Elie Wiesel Tribute .
- 1915 Armenian Genocide — The “G” Word as a Huge Landmine, and Diplomatic Equities (April 2015)
- John M. Evans: The diplomat who called the “Events of 1915” a genocide, and was canned for it (Aril 2015)
- $4.2 million to dispute a single word (August 2009)
Trump has instructed senators to block a resolution commemorating the Armenian genocide (it passed in the House), which is a rebuke of Turkish president Erdogan who Trump has praised. @SenatorMenendez introduced it again today and it passed, apparently the GOP was caught unaware. pic.twitter.com/cEvpT6P8zQ
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) December 12, 2019
— Government of Armenia (@armgov) December 12, 2019
#US Senate Res 150 unanimously adopted is a decisive step in serving justice, truth and recognition of #ArmenianGenocide. We are overwhelmed with appreciation. A tribute to the victims and their dignity. Thank you @SenatorMenendez, @SenTedCruz & all members of US Senate! pic.twitter.com/dLyYR4gZ6p
— Zohrab Mnatsakanyan (@ZMnatsakanyan) December 12, 2019
— John M Evans (@EvansinAmerica) December 12, 2019
Senate recognizes Armenian genocide over objections of Trump & the Turkish government, which deployed an army of high-priced lobbyists to stop the measure. Turkey's govt spent more than $6 million on foreign lobbying & influence in the U.S. last year alone https://t.co/jO6NRli0pB
— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) December 12, 2019
— Al-Monitor (@AlMonitor) December 6, 2019