CONGRESSMAN MARK KIRK SELECTED AS INCOMING CO-CHAIR OF THE CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS ON ARMENIAN ISSUES

ArmInfo
2008-12-18 19:52:00

ArmInfo. The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) echoed
Representatives Frank Pallone's (D-NJ) and Joe Knollenberg's (R-MI)
welcome of the selection of Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) as the
incoming Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues.

The Assembly told ArmInfo, Congressman Kirk succeeds Co-Chair Joe
Knollenberg (R-MI), who will be retiring at the end of the 110th
Congress.

"After 20 years of working with the Armenian-American community
to advance U.S.-Armenia issues, I am honored and excited to serve
alongside Congressman Pallone as co-chair of the Caucus on Armenia
Issues," Kirk said. "The Caucus on Armenian Issues is well-known for
its work to strengthen the U.S.-Armenia relationship and recognize
the Armenian Genocide. I look forward to working with Congressman
Pallone and all members of the Caucus to advance the U.S.-Armenia
relationship in the 111th Congress",- he added.

"The Assembly congratulates Congressman Kirk on this new role
and extends its sincere appreciation to outgoing Caucus Co-Chair
Knollenberg," said Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny. "Nearly
90 percent of the Caucus is returning in the 111th Congress and we look
forward to working with Representative Kirk and the entire Caucus",
- he said.