Georgetta Avakian: 90% of Congressmen supported adoption of the resolution; no one’s aware of what has come to pass at the last minute

PanARMENIAN.Net - Failure to schedule a vote on H.Res.252 has caused yet another disappointment among Armenian Diaspora representatives, according to Georgetta Avakian, head of Hay Dat Jerusalem Office.

As she noted in a conversation with PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, Turkish lobby has played a major role in the issue. “U.S. leadership acknowledges 1915 Genocide in Ottoman Empire; however, refraining to recognise the fact in pursuit of its own interests. 90% of Congressmen supported adoption of the resolution. No one’s aware of what has come to pass at the last minute.”

“In 2011, Diaspora will continue work towards Armenian Genocide recognition,” Ms. Avakian stressed.

The U.S. House Democratic Leadership failed to schedule a vote on the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H,Res.252, despite support for this human rights measure from a broad bipartisan majority, killing the prospects for the passage of this legislation during this session of Congress.

With the current Democrat-led House of Representatives coming to a close, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said he is pushing for a vote on H. Res. 252 before U.S. Congress adjourns. Schiff said he will reintroduce the resolution if necessary next year.

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