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Oct 25, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Chairman Tom Lantos of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs issued the following statement today in response to the Administration’s announcement of tightened sanctions against Iran:

“I commend the Administration on its new, far-reaching sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the Quds Force, and associated institutions and individuals.

Oct 24, 2007 Press Release
We have the extraordinary honor and pleasure today of having with us our most capable and most distinguished Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice. This is her third appearance before our committee this year, and we are deeply grateful that, despite her incredibly busy schedule, she has honored us yet again with a visit. As always, Madam Secretary, it is a great pleasure to welcome you here.
Oct 19, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following statement about the President’s announcement today of new sanctions on the government of Burma:

“I welcome this additional step to keep Burma on the global agenda, but more needs to be done to hit the regime where it hurts – in the pocketbook – so the people of Burma can break f

Oct 18, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, has issued the following statement about the deadly explosions in Karachi timed to the arrival of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto after eight years in self-imposed exile:

“The attack directed at former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her supporters was absolutely abhorrent.

Oct 18, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today introduced a bill to step up U.S. diplomatic efforts to combat the scourge of human trafficking worldwide.

Lantos co-authored the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2007 (H.R. 3887) with Rep.

Oct 18, 2007 Press Release
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, human trafficking, the subject of our hearing today, is the world’s fastest-growing international organized crime.

It is also one of the most profitable, generating between 12 and 17 billion dollars per year. There are only two other illicit businesses, the trade in drugs and the trade in weapons, which are more lucrative.

Oct 17, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, announced today that he will introduce sanctions designed to pressure the military junta currently ruling Burma. The sanctions package, known as the Block Burmese JADE (Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act, will crack down on the Burmese practice of avoiding U.S.
Oct 17, 2007 Press Release
Almost a quarter century ago, my wife, Annette, and I were in Nepal where we met the Tibetan community. And it was through their passionate commitment to this incredible man of peace that Annette and I became involved with His Holiness.

And it was Annette who, over two decades ago, first invited him to the Congress. There was no such a meeting as we have here today.

Oct 16, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House Foreign Affairs Committee today asked top officials of Yahoo! Inc. to testify at a hearing on how the Internet company gave false information to Congress about its role in a human rights case in China that sent a journalist to jail for a decade.

Committee Chairman Tom Lantos has asked Yahoo!

Oct 12, 2007 Press Release

October 12, 2007

Lantos Lauds Nobel Laureates Al Gore and United Nations Authorities on Climate Change

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, released the following statement on the announcement today of the winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize:

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