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Armenian Genocide Bill Looks Stalled

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) acknowledged Wednesday that prospects appear dim for legislation to reclassify the killing of Armenians almost a century ago.

"Whether it will come up or not, or what the action will be, remains to be seen," the speaker told reporters Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press.

Pelosi's remarks marked a turn in the debate after her number two, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), told reporters on Tuesday that Democratic leaders were still committed to bringing a bill to the floor before the end of the year despite unraveling support for the measure.

Democrats and Republicans have withdrawn support for the bill this week following explosive protests by the Turkish government and extensive lobbying by the administration.