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Jul 22, 2008 Press Release
New York -- Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) today led a bipartisan delegation of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to the United Nations for briefings on a wide array of issues, including Iran's nuclear weapons program, the global food crisis, the situation in Zimbabwe and U.N. management reforms.

The group met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. envoy to the U.N.

Jul 16, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC -- In response to the news that the Bush Administration will dispatch Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns to Geneva to join multinational talks on Iran’s nuclear program, Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

Jul 9, 2008 Press Release
If Iran were to acquire nuclear arms, the world would be forever changed. The most active state sponsor of terrorism could, and possibly would, wield the most terrifying weapon of all.

Iran’s mere possession of a nuclear capability would be transformative in the Middle East and beyond.

Jul 1, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – President Bush today signed into law a measure by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) that will eliminate a government-imposed stigma against association with the African National Congress of South Africa.
Jun 27, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congress is sending legislation to President Bush that will finally erase a government-imposed stigma against association with the African National Congress of South Africa. Last night the House and Senate came to agreement on legislation by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) that will remove from U.S.
Jun 26, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released this statement today in response to the Administration’s decision to terminate application of the Trading With the Enemy Act to North Korea, and its announced intention to remove North Korea from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism:

Jun 24, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – As a result of an investigation requested by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released a report showing a troubling lack of oversight and accountability for U.S. funds to Pakistan that were meant to combat terrorism along its border with Afghanistan.
Jun 24, 2008 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), together with Ranking Member Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), today introduced a joint resolution of disapproval to fulfill a statutory requirement for consideration of the proposed U.S.-Russia civilian nuclear cooperation agreement that the Administration has submitted to Congress.
Jun 20, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today introduced legislation devoting more high-level attention and funding to the plight of Iraqi refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs).

“Our country needs to do far more for people who have fled the conflict in Iraq,” Berman said.

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