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House resolution recognizes Armenian genocideAnger over Turkey's assault on Kurds spurs lawmakers

Oct 30, 2019 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON

The House voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to formally recognize the Armenian genocide and denounce it as a matter of U.S. foreign policy, a symbolic vindication for the Armenian diaspora made possible by a new torrent of bipartisan furor at Turkey.

The passage of the legislation, by a 405-11 vote, is the first time a chamber of Congress has officially designated the 1915 mass killings of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empi...