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Jul 28, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – In response to the public reports of the Administration’s plans for new arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf states, Chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued this statement today:

“The Administration discussed the outlines of the proposed arms sales with a dozen members of our committee on Tuesday, and we have called for a thorough br

Jul 27, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congress has passed legislation co-authored by Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) to strengthen and secure America’s commitment to the expansion of freedom and the protection of human rights around the world.

Jul 26, 2007 Press Release

July 26, 2007

Contact:  Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021

Washington, DC – Chairman Tom Lantos of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today said a U.S. foreign aid program in the Pacific Islands is a waste of U.S. taxpayer dollars that promises far more than it can ever deliver.

Jul 25, 2007 Press Release
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As the last decade of the 20th Century dawned, the weight of Soviet domination slipped from the shoulders of weary Central and East Europeans. The people of the region celebrated their release from the shackles of repression. But their euphoria quickly fostered dramatically exaggerated expectations for economic improvement.

Jul 24, 2007 Press Release

July 24, 2007

Contact: Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021

Lantos Welcomes Release of Falsely-Accused Medical Workers, Urges More HIV/AIDS Education in Libya

Jul 23, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House today passed legislation by Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, to extend by one year a set of tough sanctions against the brutal ruling military junta of Burma, which continues to terrorize the Burmese people, suppress free expression and to arbitrarily detain political prisoners.
Jul 20, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today welcomed the release by the Ethiopian government of 38 of the country’s parliamentarians and leaders of the opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), journalists and civil society activists.
Jul 19, 2007 Press Release
The minefield of serious policy issues facing the Middle East is readily apparent to anyone who gives the newspapers even a cursory glance. The region is peppered with conflicts and disturbing long-term trends with implications for United States foreign policy aims. It is impossible to tackle all these issues at once.
Jul 18, 2007 Press Release

Contact: Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said the declassified portion of the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) released today shows that the country has lost important ground in the global struggle against terrorism thanks to the war in Iraq.

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