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75 Lawmakers Support Aid to Armenia & Artsakh

75 Lawmakers Support Aid to Armenia & Artsakh
Thursday, 12 March, 2020, 22:40

Today, 75 lawmakers sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs requesting assistance to Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) for the Fiscal Year 2021, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).The letter, spearheaded by the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Chair Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) along with Co-Chair Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Vice-Chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), highlights the “continued and demonstrable humanitarian need” for landmine clearance in Artsakh and HALO Trust’s important work therein and calls for $1.5 million for “demining and landmine risk education. In addition, the letter calls for $100 million to Armenia for “economic, governance, rule of law, and security assistance” citing “Armenia’s nonviolent ‘Velvet Revolution’ in April 2018 and subsequent free and open elections in December 2018.”