House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week during a visit to Burbank that she will push for a congressional vote on an Armenian Genocide recognition bill.
Pelosi came to the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church in Burbank on Aug. 4 for a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser. The event was attended by several members of the Armenian National Committee of America, as well as members of Congress, including Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach). Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was also present, said Ken Hachikian, chairman for the Armenian National Committee.
The event was sponsored by Edvard Akopyan of Glendale and Levon Ayrapetyan, organizers said. About 100 people plunked down between $2,500 a couple, to a VIP payment of $30,000 per person, to be at the event, Hachikian said.