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Jul 11, 2007 Press Release

Congressman Tom Lantos, Chairman

July 11, 2007

Verbatim, as delivered

Statement by Chairman Lantos at hearing, “Passport Delays: Affecting Security and Disrupting Free Travel and Trade”

Jul 11, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – In response to the ruling by Libya’s highest court upholding the death sentences of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting hundreds of Libyan children with the virus that causes AIDS, and to the assurances by Gadhafi International Foundation for Charity Associations that it was brokering an agreement with the children’s families to resolve the case, Ch
Jun 28, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congressman Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo/San Francisco), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, joined other committee chairmen and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to declare today “Energy Independence Day” and to announce a comprehensive plan to wean the United States away from foreign energy sources.
Jun 27, 2007 Press Release
The recent U.S. troop escalation in Iraq simply is not working. We are now the proverbial man wandering the barren desert desperately in search of an oasis that doesn’t exist.

The predicament facing our nation in Iraq became quite clear long before the surge was announced in January.

Jun 26, 2007 Press Release
Verbatim, as delivered

Remarks of Chairman Lantos on H. Res. 121, regarding Comfort Women, at committee markup

Jun 25, 2007 Press Release

June 25, 2007


Contact: Lynne Weil (Lantos), 202-225-5021 or
Jordan Goldes (Ackerman) 718-423-2154

Congressmen suggest hiring of members of the U.S. military dismissed under “Don’t ask, don’t tell”

Jun 22, 2007 Press Release
The Committee will come to order.

NATO was the great military alliance of the 20th Century. The question before the committee today is whether it will retain this distinction in the 21st century.

Jun 21, 2007 Press Release
As chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, it is my extraordinary pleasure to welcome our counterparts from the foreign affairs committee of the Russian Duma. I am delighted to have our colleagues here.