Legislative Updates: 115th Congress
Rep. Deutch Cosponsors Genocide Prevention Resolution
Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) has joined as a cosponsor of a resolution to recognize the importance of drawing lessons from past genocides, like the Armenian Genocide, in order to prevent future atrocities.
“Over 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, it is our responsibility to continue to learn from this dark moment in history which caused unimaginable devastation and irreparable pain to the Armenian people," said Rep. Deutch. "As we’ve learned from survivors of the Holocaust, keeping alive the memory of those lost and retelling the story of this genocide is essential in working to prevent history from repeating itself. Unfortunately, the recent genocide against the Yazidis by ISIS reminds us that we still have far to go.”
Deutch is a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
The text of H.Res.220 is available here.