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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

Dec 3, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today marked the International Day of Disabled Persons by calling on the Administration to stop delaying U.S. approval of an international document guaranteeing the rights of people with disabilities worldwide.
Nov 30, 2007 Press Release

November 30, 2007

Washington, D.C. -- In recognition of World AIDS Day tomorrow, Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today said Congress is committed to seeing the successful U.S. global HIV/AIDS program continue to produce results, and will take steps early next year to boost it significantly.

 

Nov 29, 2007 Press Release

Rep. Henry J. Hyde
1924-2007

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the death of former Committee Chairman Henry J. Hyde:

Nov 14, 2007 Press Release
At a time when more than 90 per cent of the cocaine arriving in the United States is coming through the Mexico-Central American corridor, it is essential that we ratchet-up our cooperation with our friends to the south to put an end to this deadly flow.
Nov 13, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, has issued the following statement in response to the news that Yahoo! Inc.

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