Armenian genocide resolution will go to vote before US House: Pelosi Brett Murphy at 12:37 PM ET
[JURIST] US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that the House will vote on a resolution [HR 106 materials; text] labeling as genocide the World War I-era killings of over one million Armenians by Turkish soldiers [ANCA backgrounder; Turkish DC Embassy backgrounder] despite complaints from Turkey. In a Sunday interview on ABC News' This Week, Pelosi said that the resolution will go forward for a vote on the House floor and noted that it is in line with what the US has always unofficially said about the killings. US Senate Majority Leader Steny Hoyer also said Sunday that he expects the resolution to pass [Fox News Sunday transcript; Bloomberg report] before Congress breaks for recess for the year.
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