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US Congressman Adam Schiff has introduced a bi-partisan amendment to the FY2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) calling for Azerbaijan's immediate release of Armenian POWs and captured civilians, Armenian News-NEWS.am has learned from the Facebook page of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Amendment No. 698 is co-sponsored by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA), Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA), Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA), Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Congressman Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-IL), and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA).

The ANCA is leading a grassroots effort to secure additional co-sponsors prior to next week's House of Representatives’ Rules Committee consideration of the amendment.

NDAA amendments ruled "in order" by the House Rules Committee will be voted on by the full US House.

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