AAA THANKED CONGRESSMAN PERIELLO FOR HIS DEDICATION TO AFFIRMATION OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
06.11.2009 20:25 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ During a meeting on Capital Hill, Armenian Assembly
Executive Director Bryan Ardouny and Congressional Relations Associate
Bianka Dodov emphasized the importance of squarely affirming the
Armenian Genocide and thanked Congressman Tom Periello for his support
of H. Res. 252, the Armenian Genocide resolution.
H. Res. 252 was introduced by Congressman Adam Schiff along with
his colleagues Congressman George Radanovich and Armenian Caucus
Co-Chairs, Congressmen Frank Pallone Jr. and Mark Kirk. This bipartisan
legislation recalls the proud chapter in U.S. history in helping to
save the survivors of the first genocide of the twentieth century.
With over 130 cosponsors, the legislation is currently pending before
the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where last Congress, it was
adopted by the full Committee with the support of the late Chairman
"The Armenian Assembly thanks Congressman Periello for his dedication
to affirmation of the Armenian Genocide," stated Executive Director
Bryan Ardouny. "In the face of an ongoing campaign to deny the Armenian
Genocide, H. Res. 252, and its counterpart in the Senate, S.
Res. 316, sends a powerful message," added Ardouny. "The Assembly will
continue its advocacy efforts and outreach to all those committed to
the cause of genocide education and prevention to ensure passage of
this important human rights legislation."
As a newly minted Member of Congress, Periello serves on the House
Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the House Veterans’