Washington briefing: Senators reintroduce Armenian Genocide resolution
Published: Thursday October 22, 2009
Washington - Senators Robert Menendez (D.-N.J.) and John Ensign (R.-Nev.) on October 21 reintroduced a resolution on the Armenian Genocide, a move welcomed by Armenian advocacy organizations.
A similar Senate proposal introduced in March 2007 eventually won the stated support of one-third of all senators, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) and then-Senators Joe Biden (D.-Del.) and Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.), but the measure was never scheduled for committee consideration.
The Senate last considered an Armenian Genocide resolution in 1990; subsequent resolutions have not gone to committee consideration.