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.
Washington, DC -- Chairman Tom Lantos of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today called for the immediate release of leading Burmese human rights activist Min Ko Naing and more than a dozen people who had been dragged from their homes and arrested after a peaceful protest.
“I welcome the Administration's decision to continue using economic and diplomatic means to keep Iran and its agencies from destabilizing global
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“I welcome the opportunity to review the civilian nuclear cooperation deal in detail.
Mr. Speaker, the true strength of a nation is tested when it is forced to confront the darkest chapters in its history.
“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