Interns Meet with Rep. Adam Schiff
On Monday July 13, 2020, Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28) met with the ANCA-WR Summer 2020 Interns virtually and discussed a wide range of issues facing our nation and the Armenian-American community.
After brief introductions by the interns, Rep. Adam Schiff discussed the latest on the global pandemic and the legislations that are being debated in Congress. He shared his thoughts on the current state of the nation and reported about California’s new mandates on business closures. He urged everyone to listen to health officials in order to flatten the curve again and slow down the spread of the virus. Rep. Schiff raised his concern regarding the recent provocative actions taken by Azerbaijan in the midst of a global pandemic along the Armenian border by shelling Armenian soldiers and said that he has already publicly urged the State Department to call for restraint and diplomacy. Rep. Schiff conveyed the recent developments from the Appropriations Committee that included information on the demining efforts in Artsakh.
Based on questions from the interns, Rep. Schiff also addressed the 2019 H-Res 296 Resolution that called on the Recognition of the Armenian Genocide, U.S.-Armenia strategic partnership, and the U.S.-Artsakh relations and shared his experiences as the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Rep. Shiff, Armenian Community Representative, Mary Hovaguimian also joined the call.