It now goes to the House floor, where Democratic leaders say there will be a vote by mid-November. There is a companion bill in the Senate, but both measures are strictly symbolic, and do not require the president’s signature.
It should be noted that Bob Dole was the first member of Congress to put forward a resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide. He was badly wounded in WWII and nearly died. His life was saved by an Armenian doctor in Chicago who survived the genocide, and who told Dole about it. Dole never stopped trying to get the genocide recognized and has been awarded by the Armenian community for his efforts.