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Jun 27, 2007 Press Release
The recent U.S. troop escalation in Iraq simply is not working. We are now the proverbial man wandering the barren desert desperately in search of an oasis that doesn’t exist.

The predicament facing our nation in Iraq became quite clear long before the surge was announced in January.

Jun 26, 2007 Press Release
Verbatim, as delivered

Remarks of Chairman Lantos on H. Res. 121, regarding Comfort Women, at committee markup

Jun 25, 2007 Press Release

June 25, 2007


Contact: Lynne Weil (Lantos), 202-225-5021 or
Jordan Goldes (Ackerman) 718-423-2154

Congressmen suggest hiring of members of the U.S. military dismissed under “Don’t ask, don’t tell”

Jun 22, 2007 Press Release
The Committee will come to order.

NATO was the great military alliance of the 20th Century. The question before the committee today is whether it will retain this distinction in the 21st century.

Jun 21, 2007 Press Release
As chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, it is my extraordinary pleasure to welcome our counterparts from the foreign affairs committee of the Russian Duma. I am delighted to have our colleagues here.
Jun 19, 2007 Press Release
For the past six years, as the United States has focused attention on far-away crises, we have largely ignored our own neighborhood. Now we are paying for it dearly with a severe loss of influence and prestige. The administration put South America somewhere slightly ahead of Antarctica on its priority list. Now, under our very noses, our neighbors are staging a mini-revolt.
Jun 19, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC –Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, marked World Refugee Day (June 20) by calling for a dramatic increase in American assistance to Iraqi refugees. There are over four million refugees in the region and internally displaced people in Iraq, but the President has only pledged to admit 7,000 of them during this fiscal year.
Jun 18, 2007 Press Release

House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Congressman Tom Lantos, Chairman


June 18, 2007

Contact: Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021


House Speaker Pelosi to Address Russian Leaders for First-Ever Joint Congress-Duma Open Meeting

Jun 18, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement that the United States will resume direct aid to the Palestinian government of President Mahmoud Abbas following his formation of an emergency cabinet: