Congressman Ray LaHood Co-Sponsors H. Res. 106

09.08.2007 18:17

The Armenian National Committee of Illinois (ANC of IL) welcomes
the 14th Representative from Illinois to cosponsor House Resolution
106 in recognition of the Armenian Genocide, Congressman Ray LaHood
(R-IL-18). The ANC of Illinois has worked closely with constituents of
the 18th District along with members of Congressman LaHood’s staff over
the past several months to discuss the importance of the resolution.

Ari Killian, Chairperson of the ANC of Illinois, stated: "We
welcome Congressman LaHood as the 14th cosponsor of H. Res. 106 from
Illinois. His support of the resolution again highlights the broad
bipartisan support for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide in
the US House of Representatives". Constituents and local activists,
together with Armenians from the State of Illinois and nationwide
praise the Congressman for his support of this resolution. To date,
the House resolution has 227 cosponsors.

Introduced on January 30th by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and spearheaded
by Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA), Congressional Armenian Caucus
Co-Chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Joe Knollenberg (R-MI), and
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rep.

Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), the Armenian
Genocide Resolution calls upon the President to ensure that the
foreign policy of the United States reflects appropriate understanding
and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, ethnic
cleansing, and genocide documented in the United States record relating
to the Armenian Genocide.

Congressman LaHood has dedicated his life to public service. He was
a junior high school social studies teacher for six years prior to
his political career. In 1982, he was elected to the Illinois House
of Representatives.

>From 1982-1994, he served as Chief of Staff for US House Minority
Leader Robert Michel (R-IL-18). In 1994, he was elected to the United
States Congress.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS