July 9, 2012 - 10:46 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Last week, as part of the Terjenian-Thomas Internship Program, the 2012 intern class met with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).
Congresswoman Eshoo, now in her 10th term, represents California's 14th Congressional District, home to Silicon Valley. Of Assyrian and Armenian background, she is the co-chair and co-founder of the Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus, and is also a proud member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues. Previously serving on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Representative Eshoo currently serves as the Ranking Member on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
An ardent supporter of U.S. affirmation of the Armenian Genocide, Congresswoman Eshoo reflected on recent congressional efforts as well as the current resolution pending before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Expressing her steadfast determination, Eshoo stated that "we will prevail" as long as we continue to put forth the effort and never give up hope. Congresswoman Eshoo also discussed current issues regarding Armenia and the Nagorno Karabakh peace process.
"It was a special honor to meet with Congresswoman Eshoo," stated Lori Yeni-Komshian, who hails from Eshoo's district and is currently interning at the Armenian National Institute as well as Halo Trust in Washington, DC. "It was heartening to hear her views and to know how dedicated she is to Armenian issues. She is a role model for those of my generation interested in public service," Yeni-Komshian added.