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Jun 19, 2007 Press Release
For the past six years, as the United States has focused attention on far-away crises, we have largely ignored our own neighborhood. Now we are paying for it dearly with a severe loss of influence and prestige. The administration put South America somewhere slightly ahead of Antarctica on its priority list. Now, under our very noses, our neighbors are staging a mini-revolt.
Jun 19, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC –Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, marked World Refugee Day (June 20) by calling for a dramatic increase in American assistance to Iraqi refugees. There are over four million refugees in the region and internally displaced people in Iraq, but the President has only pledged to admit 7,000 of them during this fiscal year.
Jun 18, 2007 Press Release

House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Congressman Tom Lantos, Chairman

 

June 18, 2007

Contact: Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021

 

House Speaker Pelosi to Address Russian Leaders for First-Ever Joint Congress-Duma Open Meeting

Jun 18, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement that the United States will resume direct aid to the Palestinian government of President Mahmoud Abbas following his formation of an emergency cabinet:

Jun 15, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC – Chairman Tom Lantos today announced the schedule for a ground-breaking, open meeting next week between the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the foreign affairs committee of the Duma, the legislature of the Russian Federation.

Jun 14, 2007 Press Release
For decades during the Cold War, the United States and Europe had a steadfast alliance with a palpable purpose: We stood shoulder to shoulder to stave off the menace of the Soviet Union. The relationship was seemingly unbreakable because communism represented an existential threat to the very foundations of human freedom.
Jun 12, 2007 Press Release

June 12, 2007

Washington, DC – At the dedication today of a memorial to people who lost their lives fighting communist oppression worldwide, Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said the lessons of the Cold War are and should remain a part of present-day American life.

 

Jun 12, 2007 Press Release

June 12, 2007

Washington, DC –Chairman Tom Lantos of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said a report released today by the Department of State about human trafficking worldwide underscores that the department needs to focus more resources on the problem rather than being forced to cut back on the one office dedicated to it.

Jun 6, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC - The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved legislation by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Ranking Member Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) providing more funding for development, economic and security assistance programs in Afghanistan for the next three years and establishing a coordinator to tackle the growing threat of narcotics.

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