S. Res. 150., the Resolution affirming United States Recognition of the Armenian Genocide, has passed by a vote of
S. Res. 150 expresses the sense of the Senate that it is the policy of the United States to commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance. The resolution also rejects efforts to enlist, engage or otherwise associate the United States Government with denial of the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide. Additionally, the purpose of S. Res. 150 is to encourage education and public understanding of the facts of the Armenian Genocide, including the role of the United States in humanitarian relief efforts, and the relevance of the Armenian Genocide to modem-day crimes against humanity. A copy of the resolution can be found here.
The process, known as a Hotline, allows Senate business to be conducted by unanimous consent. In October, the House passed a version of this resolution by a vote of 405-11.
Per The Editor