Amarillo Congressman Approves Legislation Calling ISIS Actions Genocide
Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), who also serves as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, voted in favor of a bill that declares the actions of ISIS genocide against Christians and other ethnic groups.
The House of Representatives approved the bill on Monday, March 14th, by a unanimous vote.
The bill states that the targeted attacks of Christians, Kurds, Yezidis, and other minorities by ISIS should be considered genocide.
There is a similar bill in the Senate, but it has not been voted on yet.
Thornberry and other members of Congress said that the bill is meant to insight action from Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama. The administration has not made this determination or set forth any action to combat it.
Thornberry serves as a member of the House of Representatives for the 13th Congressional district of Texas, which includes Amarillo and Wichita Falls. He is originally from Clarendon, which is north of Amarillo.
Thornberry has served as a congressman for Amarillo's district since 1994.
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