Main District Office:
1999 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 815
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (408) 558-8085
Fax: (408) 558-8086
Residence: San Jose
Marital Status: Widowed
Prev. Occupation: Educator, Public Official
Prev. Political Exp.: Santa Clara Co. Supervisor, 1990-96; CA Assembly, 1996-2000
Education: BS San Jose State University, 1968; BA San Jose State University, 1969; MA San Jose State University 1973
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, CA
Honda threatened to call for congressional hearings
Mike Honda, who communicates with the Tillman family and has pressed for a swift and thorough resolution of the investigations.
San Jose Congressman Mike Honda said questions remained about how Tillman's commanding officers responded to his death and why information was kept from his family.
"Who was responsible and was there criminal negligence?" he asked after receiving a two-hour briefing on Capitol Hill by Army and Defense Department investigators.
Honda threatened to call for congressional hearings over the investigation into Tillman痴 death.
Open Letters to Rep. Mike Honda
Honda Introduces Bill Supporting
Schiff, Dreier Back Genocide Resolution
Both local congressional members are supporting a call for the United States to give official recognition
to the Armenian genocide of 1915.
Congressman Adam Schiff of Glendale, who represents a large number of Armenian-Americans in his district,
has become the point man in the effort to get official recognition for the deaths which began in 1915,
and were blamed on the Ottoman Empire.
This year he has a record number of co-sponsors, some 150, including the leader of the Republican delegation
from California, David Dreier.
America’s Turkey problem
Tuesday , 27 February 2007
As America struggles to stabilize Iraq while fighting rages, the last thing it needs is
to become embroiled in a new crisis with Turkey. But that is where Washington appears
headed if Congress passes a resolution recently introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.,
and several colleagues in the US House of Representatives accusing Turkey of committing
genocide against Armenians from 1915 to 1918.
Turkey denies claims by Armenians that the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s predecessor government,
caused the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in a genocide. The Turkish government contends
that far fewer Armenians died and that Armenians were killed or displaced in civil unrest
when the Ottoman Empire collapsed.