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Jul 19, 2007 Press Release
The minefield of serious policy issues facing the Middle East is readily apparent to anyone who gives the newspapers even a cursory glance. The region is peppered with conflicts and disturbing long-term trends with implications for United States foreign policy aims. It is impossible to tackle all these issues at once.
Jul 18, 2007 Press Release

Contact: Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said the declassified portion of the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) released today shows that the country has lost important ground in the global struggle against terrorism thanks to the war in Iraq.

Jul 17, 2007 Press Release
Verbatim, as delivered

July 17, 2007

Contact: Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021

Statement of Chairman Lantos at hearing, “U.S. Policy Options in the Iraq Crisis”

Jul 16, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congressman Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed a British court ruling that lets the human rights group Global Witness publish financial records reflecting lavish spending by the Congolese president's son.

“I commend Global Witness for helping uphold proper governance in the Republic of Congo, where so many people live in poverty while

Jul 16, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congressman Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed a British court ruling that lets the human rights group Global Witness publish financial records reflecting lavish spending by the Congolese president's son.

“I commend Global Witness for helping uphold proper governance in the Republic of Congo, where so many people live in poverty while

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.

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