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Sep 25, 2007 Press Release
Four short years ago, if you were to walk into the hallway of a hospital in Zambia, it would have been clogged with HIV/AIDS patients waiting to die.
Sep 25, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House today overwhelmingly approved legislation authored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA) that tightens economic sanctions against Iran in order to halt its efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

The Iran Counter-Proliferation Act (H.R.

Sep 25, 2007 Press Release
Mr. Speaker, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will address the United Nations General Assembly in just a couple of hours -- the latest step in his campaign to remove all obstacles to Tehran’s headlong pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Sep 25, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today voiced his support for the Administration’s tightening of financial and travel sanctions on key Burmese leaders in response to the ongoing demonstrations in Burma.

Sep 19, 2007 Press Release
Our purpose here today is to assess the report we received on Friday from the Bush Administration on the current status of U.S. political and military efforts in Iraq. To help us in that task, we have two very able and knowledgeable witnesses: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, who is one of America’s most intelligent and experienced diplomats.
Sep 14, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Chairman Tom Lantos of the House Foreign Affairs Committee released the following statement in response to the Administration’s report today on Iraq, which confirmed that Iraqi government leaders have gained little new ground on key political and military goals:

“The escalation that the President announced in January has proven to be a strategic failure.

Sep 10, 2007 Press Release

Two of our nation’s most capable public servants have come before us today to assess the situation in Iraq. General Petraeus, Ambassador Crocker, every single one of us wants you to succeed in your efforts to the maximum possible extent.

Sep 6, 2007 Press Release
Our two committees will come together again next Monday to hear from General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker. It would be refreshing if these two capable and dedicated men would outline a new plan that would redeploy our troops and bring them home from Iraq.
Sep 5, 2007 Press Release

Over the next week, our committee will hold three hearings on Iraq. Today we receive the assessment of the non-partisan General Accountability Office on Iraq’s governance track record, based on benchmarks established by Congress. As we undertake this review and others in the coming days, it is imperative that we look at Iraq with the broadest possible lens.