This vote, with 27 members in favor and 21 opposed, came about despite the opposition of President Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and all living former Secretaries of State. The President and other foreign policy figures based their opposition on the damage passage of the resolution would do to relations between the United States and Turkey. Indeed, Turkish President Abdullah Gul has said explicitly that passage of this resolution would damage the bilateral relationship.
In his remarks today, President Bush said that
We all deeply regret the tragic suffering of the Armenian people that began in 1915. This resolution is not the right response to those historic mass killings.
As CNN points outs, this "resolution arrives at a particularly sensitive juncture in U.S.-Turkish relations. The United States has urged Turkey not to send its troops over the border into northern Iraq to fight Kurdish separatist rebels, who have launched some cross-border attacks against Turkish targets."
According to Rep. Adam Schiff (D - California), House Resolution 106 now has 226 co-sponsors out of 435 House members. If all co-sponsors vote for the bill, it will pass the House.