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Dec 18, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today became the first person to publish in its entirety the text of a ground-breaking speech on the looming climate crisis delivered by former Vice President Al Gore at the global warming summit in Indonesia last Thursday.
Dec 12, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – The defense spending bill passed by the House today by a vote of 370 to 49 includes ground-breaking provisions based on initiatives by Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, to reduce the spread of nuclear weapons.

“This is a strong bill for our brave men and women in uniform, for America’s friends and allies around the world, and our

Dec 11, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House of Representatives today unanimously passed tough legislation authored by Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, to squeeze the brutal military junta now ruling Burma.

The Block Burmese JADE (Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act (H.R.

Dec 10, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – This week Congress is expected to consider tightened, targeted sanctions against Burma, where a recent violent crackdown shocked the conscience of the world.
Dec 7, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today commended the delegates to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia. On the eve of the conference, Lantos and Chairman Edward Markey of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming authored a letter to Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer of the U.N.
Dec 7, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – With the approach of International Human Rights Day, (December 10), Chairman Tom Lantos of the House Foreign Affairs Committee noted that Congress is about to consider a means to cut off funds for the thugs in Burma whose recent violent crackdown shocked the conscience of the world.

“In commemorating International Human Rights Day, we cannot forget the brutality inflicted on pea

Dec 6, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today cheered the House passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act (H.R. 6) as a leap forward in using local innovation to help solve the global warming crisis.

Dec 5, 2007 Press Release
After all the well-earned skepticism, Annapolis produced some progress – one might even say success. There was an exceptionally positive atmosphere between the two principal parties, Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Attendance, especially from Arab and Muslim-majority countries, was impressive.
Dec 4, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC –The House today voted 405-2 for bipartisan legislation by Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, that will extend protections worldwide against human trafficking.

“I am proud to take the lead in defeating the scourge of modern-day slavery,” Lantos said as his bill, which the committee approved unanimously last month, passed the full House

Dec 4, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Chairman Tom Lantos of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today stated that the latest revelations about Iran’s nuclear program underscore the need for concerted diplomatic action, and bolster the argument against the kind of saber-rattling that has come from the Administration in recent months.

“This newest information supports what I have said all along: We need to give diplo

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