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Jun 12, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – The chairmen of the House committees overseeing the State and Defense departments today insisted that the Administration fulfill its commitment to keep members of Congress informed of its negotiations with the Iraqi government on agreements about the future of U.S. troops stationed in Iraq.

Howard L.

Jun 10, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – By a vote of 311 to 106, the House today passed legislation by Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) authorizing for three years the Merida Initiative, a U.S.
Jun 10, 2008 Press Release
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I want to thank the organizers of this event for inviting me to address a topic of pressing importance: foreign assistance reform. A few weeks back, several of the people speaking here this morning testified on this very subject in this very room, before the Foreign Affairs Committee. We have made it a top priority.

May 22, 2008 Press Release
Americans are literally paying for our country’s reliance on imported oil. Global oil prices reached another record high yesterday, and prices rose dramatically at the pump. But relatively few Americans are aware of a potential hidden cost: dependence on foreign oil has broader ramifications for our foreign policy and energy security.
May 22, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – In light of rising gas prices in the United States, Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) today convened a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to examine the relationship between U.S. national security interests and the soaring cost of oil.

“Americans are literally paying for our country’s reliance on imported oil,” Berman said.

May 21, 2008 Press Release
Today we’re taking a closer look at an issue that has received a lot of notice in global finance circles. It’s also started to receive greater attention – and some apprehension – by those who are focused on U.S. foreign policy.

May 13, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – As the Bush Administration today delivered for congressional review an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation between Russia and the United States that was signed last week, Chairman Howard L. Berman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following statement:

May 13, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today introduced legislation to authorize the Merida Initiative, a proposed U.S.
May 8, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC –The House today passed legislation to erase a government-imposed stigma against membership in the African National Congress of South Africa. This bill, authored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), will remove from U.S.
May 7, 2008 Press Release
Today we turn our attention to a region that defense experts have singled out as perhaps the most likely launching point of a future Al Qaeda terrorist strike.

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