Congressional Armenian Caucus Announces Co-Chairs for 114th Congress

Jan 30, 2015 Issues: Foreign Affairs and Defense

Reps. Frank Pallone and Robert Dold to serve as Co-Chairs

WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Armenian Issues Caucus announced that Congressmen Frank Pallone, Jr.  (D-NJ) and Congressman Robert Dold (R-IL) will serve as co-chairs of the Caucus for the 114th Congress.

“I am pleased to welcome Congressman Dold as Co-Chair of the Armenian Caucus for the 114th Congress.  He has been an outspoken leader on Congressional Recognition of the Armenian genocide, and has consistently fought to advance the U.S. relationship with both Armenia and the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.  I look forward to working with him to achieve our goals and observe one hundred years since the Armenian Genocide,” said Congressman Pallone.

“It is an honor to Co-Chair the Congressional Armenian Caucus with Congressman Pallone.  I am eager to strengthen the U.S.- Armenian relationship and work with my colleagues in Congress to promote human rights, shine a spotlight on genocide denial, and highlight the added importance of passing the Armenian Genocide Resolution on this centennial anniversary,” said Congressman Dold.

The Congressional Armenian Issues Caucus was founded in 1995 to give Members of Congress a platform to advocate for issues relating to Armenia, and the opportunity to educate their colleagues on the subject.  This year will mark 100 years since the Armenian genocide, when one and a half million Armenians were needlessly slaughtered by Ottoman Turks between 1915 and 1923.