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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.

Jun 19, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement upon passage this evening of the supplemental appropriations bill, which included $10.1 billion for international affairs programs:

“I'm glad this bill includes additional funding address the global food security crisis.

Jun 18, 2008 Press Release
Between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea lie the countries of the Caucasus – Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Due to disputes that have festered over the course of many years, there are enough compelling questions involving these three countries and their neighbors to occupy us all day long.
Jun 12, 2008 Press Release
We’re here this morning to begin to assess the proposed agreement between the United States and Russian governments to expand civil nuclear cooperation.

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