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Jul 30, 2008 Press Release
Madam Speaker, despite commitments by Beijing to improve human and political rights in the run-up to the 2008 Summer Olympics, the situation has not improved -- and, in some cases has become far worse.

Likewise in the past few months, China’s international behavior with respect to despicable regimes in Sudan and Burma has improved marginally at best.

Jul 30, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – President Bush today signed into law the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5501) sponsored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA). The five-year extension of the landmark U.S.
Jul 29, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – Howard L. Berman (D-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Nita M.
Jul 24, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – The landmark U.S. effort to fight HIV/AIDS around the world will be expanded and extended by five years thanks to legislation that Congress passed today.

By a vote of 303 to 115, the House approved Senate amendments to the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act (H.R.

Jul 23, 2008 Press Release
Seven years ago Beijing won the bid to host the 2008 Olympic Summer Games. Chinese people young and old, their faces streaming with tears of elation, flooded the streets by the millions to celebrate.
Jul 22, 2008 Press Release
"For several months now, the Foreign Affairs Committee has been working with USAID and the State Department to address troubles with Cuba democracy programs.
Jul 22, 2008 Press Release

July 22, 2008

Washington, DC – Congress is sending legislation to President Bush that will block United States firms from importing Burmese gemstones and expand financial sanctions against Burma’s military regime.

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.

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