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Mar 6, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – House Foreign Affairs Committee Acting Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) this morning convened committee members to discuss with Defense Secretary Robert Gates the persistent imbalance between U.S. funding for defense and diplomacy.

Mar 3, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), acting chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today urged Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to reconsider a decision to eliminate the positions of key officials now overseeing development projects in Iraq. The plan to reduce drastically the number of U.S.
Feb 27, 2008 Press Release
Five years ago, President Bush displayed extraordinary leadership in proposing that the United States spend 15 billion dollars over five years to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Feb 27, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – Acting Chairman Howard L.
Feb 19, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC -- In response to this morning’s announcement that Cuban leader Fidel Castro has decided to retire, Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-CA), Acting Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement:

Feb 18, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC -- In response to the U.S. Goverment's officially recognizing Kosova's newly independent status today, Acting Chairman Howard Berman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following statement:

Feb 11, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congressman Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo, San Francisco), 80, passed away this morning due to complications from cancer at Bethesda Naval Medical Center.

Elected to office in 1980, Lantos was Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and one of the country’s leading champions of human rights.

Feb 7, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, expressed disappointment today at the conduct of some committee Republicans in the course of reauthorizing the successful President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for another five years.

“The draft of the new global HIV/AIDS reauthorization bill reaffirms Democrats’ commitment to the va

Jan 29, 2008 Press Release
My father wanted very much to be with you today. He sends his greetings, and looks forward to watching this event online when it is posted to the Web. Today he has asked me to serve as his voice; and these are my father’s words.

Thank you, Kiyo Akasaka, for your generous introduction.

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