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Apr 19, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – The Chairman and Ranking Republican on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today praised a new report they had requested from the General Accounting Office (GAO) that identifies the financial and other restrictions that Burma’s ruling military government places on international humanitarian assistance in the Southeast Asian country.

"The shameful behavior of Burma's military

Apr 19, 2007 Press Release

April 19, 2007

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House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Apr 17, 2007 Press Release

April 17, 2007

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“The Outlook for the Independence of Kosova”

It was some 20 years ago that I visited Kosova and, as a huge crowd was gathering around the hotel where my wife and I met with Kosovar leaders, at the edge of this vast group of people, policemen were beating up men, women and children for no reason whatsoever.

Apr 11, 2007 Press Release
San Mateo, CA – In response to the White House's comments that it would be "unproductive and unhelpful" for members of Congress to visit Iran, Chairman Tom Lantos of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs issued this statement today:

"Members of Congress are not simply potted plants, though the White House apparently would like them to be.

Apr 6, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Chairman Tom Lantos and three key members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today expressed serious concern about prospects for the free, fair and peaceful conduct of the upcoming elections in Nigeria.

Mar 30, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement regarding the recent resurgence of violence in Sri Lanka:

“I am dismayed to learn of the continued escalation of violence in Sri Lanka.  The past several months have been abhorrently violent and rife with civil unrest, punctuated this past week by the first aer

Mar 29, 2007 Press Release
The Americans take justifiable pride in our country’s legacy as the world’s leading promoter and defender of human rights. But the current Administration is neglecting this historic role, instead relegating human rights to the realm of mere rhetoric.
Mar 29, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today praised the foreign policy acumen and skills of Rep.
Mar 22, 2007 Press Release

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Remarks of Chairman Tom Lantos at Hearing, “Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Oil Dependence”

The United States is gorging itself on oil from overseas, a diet that is both unsustainable and unhealthy – and it seriously weakens our nation.

 

Mar 20, 2007 Press Release

March 20, 2007

Contact: Lynne Weil, 202-225-5021

Washington, DC – Chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA) of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today announced the names of seven subcommittee vice chairs who will take on a wide range of responsibilities.

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