Rep Schiff issues statement on Armenian Independence Day

US Fed News
September 21, 2012 Friday 3:59 PM EST


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WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 — Rep. Adam Schiff issued the following statement:

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on
the 21st anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia:

“I rejoice with the dynamic Armenian community that I represent and
proudly say ‘Oorakh Angakhootyan Or.’ Congratulations to the people of
Armenia, to Armenians in America and around the world on this joyous
day. The road to independence has not always been easy for this
nation, but time has proven that Armenians are survivors-survivors of
foreign domination and survivors of the first genocide of the 20th
century. And to this day, Armenian-Americans continue to illustrate
what a valuable asset they are to our society, breaking new ground
economically, socially and politically in California and across the

“Over the years, I have been privileged to work with many individuals
in the Armenian community to end our government’s tragic failure to
recognize the Armenian genocide, ensure the victims receive just
compensation, and secure aid for Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. As a
friend to the Armenian community, I am honored to join you in
commemorating this momentous anniversary. Congratulations to the
government of Armenia and to the global Armenian community.”

From: Baghdasarian

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