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September 2012

Date Title
9/12/12 U.S. Rep. Howard Berman Opening Statement for Hearing on “Beijing as an Emerging Power in the South China Sea”
9/12/12 Berman Remembers Ambassador Chris Stevens, Condemns Attack on U.S. Consulate in Libya
9/11/12 Berman Hails Passage of Resolution Calling for Taiwan’s Participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
9/11/12 Berman Praises Passage of North Korean Refugee Adoption Act
9/10/12 Berman Calls for Action on Iran’s Incitement to Genocide Against Israel
9/7/12 Berman Statement on Designation of Haqqani Network as Foreign Terrorist Organization
9/7/12 Berman Denounces Iraqi Government Decision to Allow Iran to use Airspace

August 2012

Date Title
8/30/12 Howard Berman Statement on IAEA Director General Report regarding Iran’s Nuclear Program
8/22/12 Berman Statement on SEC Vote to Approve Conflict Mineral Rules
8/21/12 Howard Berman Statement on Tuvalu’s Decision to Deregister Vessels Owned by Iran, Ending Reflagging Effort
8/14/12 Berman Renews Demands on Tuvalu to End Reflagging As Tanzanian Government Announces it Will De-register Iranian Vessels
8/6/12 Ranking Member Berman Statement on Shooting in Wisconsin Sikh Temple
8/1/12 Howard Berman Floor Speech on Legislation Strengthening Iran Sanctions Laws

July 2012

Date Title
7/31/12 Berman, Ros-Lehtinen Lead Effort to Collect Congressional Signatures for Amicus Brief Submission in Case Involving Jerusalem-born American Citizen
7/27/12 Statement by Howard Berman After Attending White House Bill Signing Ceremony for U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act
7/26/12 As London Opening Ceremonies Approach, Berman and Ros-Lehtinen Again Urge "Just One Minute" for Slain Israeli Olympians
7/25/12 U.S. Rep. Howard Berman Opening Statement for Hearing on “Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part Two: Human Rights Abuses, Torture, and Disappearances.”
7/24/12 Statement by U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman on the Election in Nagorno-Karabakh
7/20/12 Homeland Security Department Agrees to Berman Request Changing I-94 Customs Document Reflecting Taiwan as Country of Citizenship, Not China (Taiwan)
7/19/12 U.S. Rep. Howard Berman Expresses Deep Disappointment following Russian, Chinese Veto at the U.N. on Syria
7/19/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Opening Statement at Hearing, “Unfair Trading Practices Against the U.S.: Intellectual Property Rights Infringement, Property Expropriation, and other Barriers”
7/18/12 Statement by U.S. Rep. Howard Berman on the Bus Bombing in Bulgaria of Israeli Citizens
7/18/12 Berman Recognizes the Start of the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC
7/17/12 Berman Praises Passage of U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, Emphasizes Need to Fund Iron Dome Missile Defense System
7/9/12 Berman Calls on Tuvalu Prime Minister to Cancel Reflagging of Iranian Vessels
7/3/12 Berman Welcomes Resumption of NATO Transit Routes Through Pakistan

June 2012

Date Title
6/29/12 Berman Expresses Deep Disappointment in UNESCO’s Decision Putting Church of Nativity on World Heritage List Despite Opposition from Church’s Religious Caretakers
6/29/12 Berman Calls on Tanzanian President to Cancel Reflagging of Iranian Vessels
6/28/12 Administration Complies with Berman Request Not to Sell Military Equipment to Azerbaijan
6/28/12 Berman, Keating Promote U.S. Leadership in Whale Conservation, Voice Strong Opposition to Commercial Whaling
6/28/12 Berman Protests Palestinian Bid at UNESCO World Heritage Meeting
6/27/12 Ranking Member Berman’s Opening Statement at Markup of Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2013
6/21/12 Berman Stands Up Against Homophobic, Anti-Semitic Actions of Hungarian Political Party
6/20/12 Howard Berman Statement after Meeting Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz
6/19/12 Berman Urges Change to I-94 Customs Document to Reflect Taiwan as Country of Citizenship, Not China (Taiwan)
6/11/12 President Signs Berman Bill Providing Investor Visas to Israelis
6/7/12 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Statement at Foreign Affairs Committee Mark-up
6/4/12 Howard Berman Condemns Azerbaijan Raid, Renews Call for Secretary of State to Prevent Proposed Sale of Military Equipment to Baku

May 2012

Date Title
5/31/12 Berman Rebukes Palestinian Authority for Honoring Terrorists
5/30/12 Berman’s Bipartisan Export Promotion Bill Passes the House
5/25/12 Berman Bill Providing Investor Visas to Israelis, Spurring Job Creation at Home, Set to Become Law
5/23/12 Berman Welcomes Introduction of Sen. Michael Bennet’s Satellite Export Reform Legislation
5/23/12 Berman, Ros-Lehtinen Express Disappointment with IOC Decision to Deny Moment of Silence in Memory of Murdered 1972 Israeli Olympians
5/17/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Opening Statement at Hearing, "Iran Sanctions: Strategy, Implementation, and Enforcement"
5/17/12 Berman-Sponsored Resolution Opposing Iranian Nuclear Weapons Capability Passes the House
5/17/12 Howard Berman Statement on Announcement of Iron Dome Funding by Panetta, Barak
5/17/12 Berman Satellite Legislation Passes House, Will Protect National Security and Help Create Jobs
5/15/12 North Korean Human Rights Bill Co-Authored by Howard Berman Passes U.S. House of Representatives
5/10/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Submitted Remarks for Hearing, “The Costs and Consequences of Dodd-Frank Section 1502: Impacts on America and the Congo”
5/9/12 Berman Praises Congress’ Support for Israeli Security, Iron Dome Missile Defense System
5/4/12 Berman Hails Fix to California’s Online Voter Registration System: Taiwanese-Born Voters Can Now Record Taiwan as Birthplace, Not Taiwan, Province of China
5/3/12 On World Press Freedom Day, Berman Expresses Concern over Intimidation, Violence toward Journalists in Azerbaijan

April 2012

Date Title
4/30/12 Berman Writes California Secretary of State to Allow Taiwanese-Born Voters to Register Taiwan as Birthplace, Not Taiwan, Province of China
4/30/12 Berman Honors Filipino Veterans of World War II Battles
4/26/12 Howard Berman Statement on White House Announcement Israeli President Shimon Peres To Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
4/26/12 Berman Statement on Iron Dome Funding Included in the National Defense Authorization Act
4/25/12 Berman Statement on Israel Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut
4/25/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Opening Statement at Hearing, "LRA, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, AQIM and Other Sources of Instability in Africa "
4/24/12 Ranking Member Berman Recognizes 97th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide
4/18/12 Howard Berman Statement Following Release of Satellite Report Issued by Department of Defense
4/18/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Opening Statement at Hearing, “North Korea after Kim Jong-il: Still Dangerous and Erratic”

March 2012

Date Title
3/28/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Opening Statement at Hearing, "Investigating the Chinese Threat, Part 1: Military and Economic Aggression"
3/27/12 Howard Berman Statement on Administration Support for Israel’s Iron Dome Anti-Missile System
3/26/12 Howard Berman Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Federal Courts to Rule on Jerusalem Passport Case
3/22/12 Howard Berman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Bipartisan North Korean Human Rights Bill
3/21/12 Howard Berman Introduces Legislation Authorizing Further Assistance for Israel’s Iron Dome Anti-Missile Defense System
3/21/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Opening Statement at Hearing, "Russia 2012: Increased Repression, Rampant Corruption, Assisting Rogue Regimes"
3/20/12 Howard Berman Rejects House Republican Budget on Foreign Affairs Priorities
3/20/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Opening Statement at Hearing with U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah, "The Fiscal Year 2013 Budget: A Review of U.S. Foreign Assistance Amidst Economic Uncertainty"
3/19/12 House Passes Investor Visa Legislation for Israel
3/16/12 Howard Berman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Legislation Extending Loan Guarantees to Israel
3/16/12 Howard Berman Statement on Retirement of U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman
3/7/12 Howard Berman Targets Brutal Syrian Regime, Calls for Assad’s Indictment at an International Criminal Tribunal
3/7/12 Howard Berman’s Bipartisan Bill to Promote Exports, Create Jobs Wins Approval in Foreign Affairs Committee
3/7/12 Ranking Member Berman’s Opening Statement at Full Committee Mark-up of Syria Freedom Support Act
3/6/12 Howard Berman Introduces Legislation to Strengthen U.S.-Israel Security Cooperation
3/6/12 Howard Berman Honors the Life, Memory of U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne
3/1/12 Reps. Walsh and Berman Send Bipartisan Letter
3/1/12 Rep. Howard Berman Introduces Congressional Resolution Toughening U.S. Policy on Iran
3/1/12 Berman Welcomes Imminent Return of American NGO Workers Held in Egypt

February 2012

Date Title
2/29/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Opening Statement at Hearing with Secretary of State Clinton, "Assessing U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities Amidst Economic Challenges: The Foreign Relations Budget for Fiscal Year 2012.”
2/28/12 Committee Approves Investor Visa Legislation for Israel
2/16/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Opening Statement at Hearing, "Egypt at a Crossroads"
2/10/12 Congressman Berman Sounds Warning Bell on Global Water Security; Calls on Congress to Pass Bipartisan Legislation, Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act
2/9/12 Congressman Berman Introduces Bipartisan E-2 Investor Visa Legislation for Israel, Will Spur Investment and Create Jobs in the United States
2/8/12 Congressman Berman Criticizes Egypt on Pursuit of Pro-Democracy Aid Workers and NGOs, Warns Aid Endangered
2/7/12 Ranking Member Howard Berman Opening Statement at Hearing,
2/2/12 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “Ahmadinejad’s Tour of Tyrants and Iran’s Agenda in the Western Hemisphere”

January 2012

Date Title
1/31/12 Rep. Berman, Senator Menendez Introduce Stiff Sanctions Targeting Iran’s IRGC, Energy Sector
1/26/12 Congressman Berman Denounces Sermon by Palestinian Authority’s Top Cleric
1/13/12 Congressman Berman Welcomes New Sanctions on Companies Supplying Iran with Refined Petroleum
1/10/12 Berman Calls on Sri Lankan Government to Hold Accountable Human Rights Abusers

December 2011

Date Title
12/23/11 Berman Praises Taiwan’sNomination to Visa Waiver Program
12/19/11 Ranking Member Berman on the Death of Kim Jong Il
12/16/11 Rep. Berman Hails Extension of Law Allowing Persecuted Religious Minorities Refuge in United States
12/14/11 Rep. Berman Commends Decision to Drop Dutch Ritual Slaughter Bill
12/14/11 Rep. Berman Hails House Passage of Iran Sanctions Bill
12/13/11 Rep. Berman Decries Rejection of Nomination for Salvadoran Ambassador
12/13/11 Rep. Berman Applauds House Passage of Resolution Urging Turkey to Return Confiscated Churches
12/12/11 International Religious Freedom Caucus Co-Chairs, Berman Rebuke Dutch Attempts to Ban Ritual Slaughter