August 4, 2006

SACRAMENTO, CA – Armenian National Committee of Sacramento representatives Ohannes and Silva Boghossian met with US Representative John Doolittle at his Granite Bay district office earlier this week while the Congressman was in town during the Congressional August Recess.

During their meeting, the Boghossians thanked Congressman Doolittle for his support of Armenian American issues, most notably for his co-sponsorship of H. Res. 316, a resolution which calls upon the President to ensure that the foreign policy of the United States reflects understanding and sensitivity of issues such as the Armenian Genocide. Numerous issues of concern to the Armenian American community were discussed. Mr. Boghossian asked Representative Doolittle to urge House Speaker Dennis Hastert to bring the Armenian Genocide resolutions to a House floor vote, which the Speaker has thus far failed to do. The Congressman expressed his commitment on this issue and pledged to actively support the self-determination of Nagorno-Karabagh and expressed concern over Turkey’s blockade of Armenia.

“The Armenian American community is grateful for Congressman Doolittle’s support,” said Mr. Boghossian. “We look forward to the Congressman’s leadership in advancing our issues on Capitol Hill.”

Congressman John Doolittle represents California’s 4th district, where a large number of Armenians reside. The district stretches from the eastern Sacramento Region to Lake Tahoe on the south and runs up the Sierra Nevada range to the high desert of Modoc County on the Oregon border. Representative Doolittle serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is a native of Glendale, California.

The ANCA is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian-American community on a broad range of issues.


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