Summary: H.Res.596 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (10/04/2000)

Affirmation of the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide Resolution - Calls upon the President: (1) to ensure that U.S. foreign policy reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide documented in the U.S. record relating to the Armenian Genocide and the consequences of the failure to enforce the judgments of the Turkish courts against the responsible officials; and (2) in the President's annual message commemorating the Armenian Genocide issued on or about April 24, to characterize the systematic and deliberate annihilation of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide, to recall the proud history of U.S. intervention in opposition to the Armenian Genocide, and to state that the modern day Republic of Turkey did not conduct such Genocide, which was perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire.