Washington, DC -- Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following response to the news that President Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize:

"I'm delighted at this recognition of President Obama's work to strengthen international cooperation. It validates the president's approach to tough trans-national challenges such as global warming and the spread of nuclear arms. And it celebrates his steady efforts to improve America's standing around the world."

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