The 111th Congress held its lame-duck session until Christmas to wrap up unfinished business before Democrats ceded control of the House of Representatives to the Republicans. But the business it failed to address is a most fundamental one.
Up until the last hours, there was hope that Reps. Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Howard Berman, Frank Pallone, Chris Van Hollen and other lawmakers were going to successfully bring House Resolution 252, the Armenian Genocide bill, to a floor vote.
There was bipartisan support, and had the bill been brought to a vote, it would have passed. While the resolution was non-binding, thus not having the force of law, it was a meaningful expression of Congress that America was drawing the line when it comes to our principles and values.