ARF Eastern US Central Committee: “The House of Representatives set the record straight.”

The Central Committee of the ARF Eastern Region, USA congratulates the passage of House Resolution 296 (H.Res.296) in the House of Representatives today re-affirming the Armenian Genocide as historical fact. For decades, the State Department and successive administrations have vociferously opposed the recognition of the Armenian Genocide citing Turkey’s bilateral relations with the US, trade, military bases and a myriad of other irrelevant issues. Today, the House spoke unequivocally to set the record straight with an overwhelming vote of 405 for the resolution and only 11 against. We are proud that the House of Representatives re-affirmed the Armenian Genocide today, once again proving that truth will always prevail.

We are exceedingly proud of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) today and every day for its unwavering, decades long dedication to pursuing justice for the Armenian Genocide. The ANCA has never wavered, never yielded in the pursuit of justice for the unspeakable crimes and injustices committed against our nation. The success we all witnessed today is an affirmation of the ANCA’s vision and policies.

In light of this historic accomplishment, we are dedicated to continue the struggle until we gain justice through reparations for our cause.

October 29, 2019
Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Eastern U.S. Central Committee


ARF Eastern US Central Committee

ARF Eastern US Central Committee

The ARF Eastern Region Central Committee’s headquarters is the Hairenik Building in Watertown, Mass. The ARF Eastern Region’s media and bookstore are also housed in this building, as are various other important Armenian community organizations. The ARF Eastern Region holds a convention annually and calls various consultative meetings and conferences throughout the year.


  1. Congrats!!
    Now that this NON-Binding resolution has passed the House how are things on the ground in Turkey any different from the passage of similar Genocide Resolutions passed by 49 states in the USA & over 30 countries around the world & reports by the UN and the signing by President Ronald Reagan???
    The USA still sends hundreds of million of US taxpayer funds to Turkey in foreign aid, economic assistance and military equipment.
    We as Armenians who are citizens of the USA have not focused our efforts to have our “friends in the US Congress bring forward & pass legislation to cut US aid (economic, military, political, etc) to Turkey. As the American expression states: Money TALKS, BS walks, We have allowed ourselves to be shortchanged as a community in the USA to be satisfied with passages of Non-Binding Genocide Resolutions that do not have a direct impact on Turkey & its continued policies of the oppression of its own citizens today & its continued occupation of the Armenian provinces in Western Armenia.

  2. It’s great that they have finally realised the errors of the past but this resolution is not complete unfortunately. The big problem is now with the SENATE and the final approval by the PRESIDENT. We have had enormous issues with this in the past where it has been recognised but yet failed to pass the final hurdle. Let’s just hope that this time it does pass with no interference.

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