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Armenian Genocide bill passes committee

The House Judiciary Committee this week passed a resolution sponsored

by Rep. Adam Schiff (D--Burbank) recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

The resolution, co-sponsored by Rep. George Radanovich

(R--Fresno), was passed unanimously, and will now be eligible for a

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floor vote by the full House of Representatives. It states that 1.5

million Armenian men, women and children were killed between 1915 and

1923 by the Ottoman Empire, which is modern-day Turkey. The bill was

introduced April 10 to coincide with the 88th anniversary of the

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Armenian Genocide.

The United States has not formally recognized the events as a

“genocide,” nor has the Turkish government.

Ben Godar


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