On Tuesday October 29, 2019, the US House of Representatives recognized the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One officially as Genocide.
The House of Representatives voted 405 to 11 in favour of Resolution 296, from both Republicans and Democrats.
The House of Representatives also voted to call upon President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on Turkey.
Excerpt from House Resolution 296: Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide:
“… Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that it is the policy of the United States to —
1. Commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance;
2. Reject efforts to enlist, engage, or otherwise associate the United States Government with denial of the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide; and
3. Encourage education and public understanding of the facts of the Armenian Genocide, including the United States role in the humanitarian relief effort, and the relevance of the Armenian Genocide to modern-day crimes against humanity.”
The full transcript of the session can be found here:
Transcript of session House of Representatives recognizing the Armenian Genocide