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Oct 10, 2007 Press Release

October 10, 2007

Verbatim, as delivered

Today we are not considering whether the Armenian people were persecuted and died in huge numbers at the hands of Ottoman troops in the early 20th Century. There is unanimity in the Congress and across the country that these atrocities took place. If the resolution before us stated that fact alone, it would pass unanimously.

Oct 7, 2007 Press Release

Rep. Jo Ann Davis


Washington, DC -- Chairman Tom Lantos of the House Foreign Affairs Committee has issued the following statement on the passing of Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA):

Oct 5, 2007 Press Release

The Honorable John D. Negroponte

Deputy Secretary of State

U.S. Department of State

2201 C Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20520

Dear Mr. Deputy Secretary:

Oct 2, 2007 Press Release
Madame Speaker, the images from Burma that have flashed across our television screens over the past two weeks have stirred the conscience of the entire civilized world. Buddhist monks, draped in their simple, crimson robes, peacefully gathering to press for change. Rangoon citizens pouring from their homes to join the holy men – their numbers swelling to over 100,000.
Sep 26, 2007 Press Release

September 26, 2007

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.