Latest News

June 2011

Date Title
6/23/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “Iran and Syria: Next Steps”
6/22/11 Congressman Howard Berman Draws Attention to Iran’s Role in Syria Crackdown
6/22/11 Congressman Howard Berman on President Obama’s Speech on Afghanistan
6/16/11 Reps. Berman, Issa, Boustany, Rahall Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make Certain No Taxpayer Funds Benefit Hezbollah
6/16/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “Why Taiwan Matters”
6/9/11 Congressman Berman Welcomes Syria’s Nuclear Noncompliance Referral to Security Council
6/3/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s floor statement on H. Con. Res. 51
6/3/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s floor statement on H. Res. 292
6/1/11 Congressman Howard Berman’s Statement on Durban III Decision

May 2011

Date Title
5/26/11 Congressman Howard Berman Introduces Overhaul of US Exports Controls
5/26/11 Ros-Lehtinen, Berman Statement on Arrest of Ratko Mladic
5/25/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “War Powers, United States Operations in Libya, and Related Legislation”
5/25/11 Congressman Berman’s Response to Administration Imposing Additional Iran Sanctions
5/23/11 Rep. Howard Berman’s Statement on the “Cartagena Accord”
5/19/11 Congressman Howard Berman’s Statement on President Obama’s Middle East and North Africa Address
5/18/11 Congressman Howard Berman Applauds President Obama’s Decision to Impose Sanctions on Syrian President and Officials
5/16/11 Congressman Howard Berman Co-Introduces New Iran Sanctions Legislation
5/12/11 Reps. Berman and Becerra Commend Arturo Valenzuela for His Service
5/12/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “Export Controls, Arms Sales, and Reform: Balancing U.S. Interests (Part 1)”
5/11/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Statement at Full Committee Mark-up of H. Res. 209
5/11/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “The Peace Corps at 50”
5/5/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman Sends Letter to Secretary of State Clinton Raising Red Flags on US Security Assistance to Pakistan
5/1/11 Rep. Howard Berman Statement on Bin Laden’s Death

April 2011

Date Title
4/25/11 Following UN Findings, Rep. Howard Berman Calls on Sri Lankan Government to Hold Accountable Human Rights Abusers
4/14/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Statement at Full Committee Mark-up of H.R. 1326
4/14/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Statement at Full Committee Mark-up of H.R. 515
4/14/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Statement at Full Committee Mark-up of H.R. 1280
4/14/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Statement at Full Committee Mark-up of H.R. 1016
4/8/11 Ros-Lehtinen, Berman Condemn Violence against Camp Ashraf Residents
4/7/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “Reforming the United Nations: The Future of U.S. Policy”
4/6/11 Rep. Howard Berman Speaks Out Against Proposed GOP Cuts to International Affairs Budget
4/5/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “Watching the Watchers: The Need for Systemic Reforms and Independence of the State Department Inspector General”
4/1/11 Congressman Howard Berman Introduces Nuclear Nonproliferation and Cooperation Act
4/1/11 Congressman Howard Berman’s Response to the Killing of UN Workers in Afghanistan

March 2011

Date Title
3/31/11 Congressman Berman Welcomes Announcement of New Special Envoy for Sudan ‪
3/31/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “Libya: Defining U.S. National Security Interests”
3/25/11 Rep. Howard Berman’s Comments on Call Today With President Obama and Senior Administration Officials Regarding Libya
3/25/11 Rep. Howard Berman Condemns Violence Being Used Against Peaceful Syrian Protestors
3/24/11 Rep. Howard Berman applauds UN vote on Iran Human Rights Abuses
3/23/11 Rep. Howard Berman Statement on Jerusalem Terrorist Attack
3/19/11 Rep. Howard Berman’s Statement on the Passing of former Secretary of State Warren Christopher
3/18/11 Rep. Howard Berman’s Reaction To Speaking Today With President Obama and Senior Administration Officials About the Situation in Libya
3/17/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “The Global Nuclear Revival and U.S. Nonproliferation Policy”
3/16/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “The Agency for International Development and the Millennium Challenge Corporation: Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Requests and Future Directions in Foreign Assistance”
3/11/11 Rep. Berman Offers Condolences to the People of Japan
3/10/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “North Korea’s Sea of Fire: Bullying, Brinksmanship, and Blackmail”
3/3/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “Reforming the United Nations: Lessons Learned”
3/2/11 Rep. Berman’s Statement on Today’s Assassination of Pakistan’s Minister for Minority Affairs
3/1/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “Assessing U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities and Needs Amidst Economic Challenges”

February 2011

Date Title
2/23/11 Rep. Howard Berman Condemns Qadhafi Regime’s Brutality and Urges Immediate Action by International Community
2/18/11 Rep. Howard Berman Condemns Violence Being Used Against Peaceful Bahraini Protestors
2/18/11 Rep. Howard Berman Commends Obama Administration on Security Council Veto
2/17/11 On House Floor, Rep. Berman Condemns GOP’s Irresponsible Slash-and-Burn Tactics That Jeopardize Our National Security
2/17/11 Rep. Howard Berman Urges Administration to Veto Anti-Israel Resolution
2/14/11 Berman Urges Threats Against Journalists in Turkmenistan to Stop
2/14/11 Rep. Howard Berman’s Comments on the Anniversary of Former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri's Assassination
2/11/11 Rep. Berman Reacts to President Hosni Mubarak’s Resignation
2/10/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement As Prepared For Delivery at Hearing, “Recent Developments in Egypt and Lebanon: Implications for U.S. Policy and Allies in the Broader Middle East, Part II”
2/9/11 House Rejects GOP Attempt To Limit US Participation In The UN
2/9/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Hearing, “Recent Developments in Egypt and Lebanon: Implications for U.S. Policy and Allies in the Broader Middle East, Part I”
2/9/11 House Foreign Affairs Democrats Announce Subcommittee Assignments
2/8/11 Rep. Berman Urges Quick U.S. Action To Seize Stolen Tunisian Funds

January 2011

Date Title
1/31/11 Berman Responds to Ongoing Crisis in Egypt
1/27/11 Rep. Berman Reacts to Reports of Gay Rights Advocate David Kato’s Death
1/26/11 Berman Applauds Russia’s Approval of the New START Treaty
1/25/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Briefing, “The United Nations: Urgent Problems that Need Congressional Action”
1/25/11 Berman Condemns Hezbollah’s Ascent in Lebanon
1/24/11 On House Floor Rep. Berman Points Out the National Security Risks Proposed GOP Budget Cuts Would Create
1/19/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement at Briefing, “Assessing China’s Behavior and its Impact on U.S. Interests”
1/18/11 Ranking Member Howard L. Berman’s Opening Statement At Briefing, “Sudan at the Crossroads”
1/18/11 In Advance of President Hu’s Arrival, Rep. Berman Wants Talks To Focus On Stopping Iran’s Nuclear Program
1/14/11 Rep. Berman Sends Letter Urging President Obama to Focus Discussions With President Hu On Iran Threat
1/13/11 Berman Commends Obama Administration On Imposing Additional Iran Sanctions
1/12/11 Berman Reacts To Hezbollah’s Forced Collapse of Lebanese Government
1/12/11 Committee On Foreign Affairs Democrats Name Gabby Adler Communications Director
1/11/11 Congressman Howard Berman’s Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Devastating Haiti Earthquake
1/8/11 Ros-Lehtinen, Berman Joint Statement on Attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

December 2010

Date Title
12/23/10 Chairman Berman Applauds Sanctions on President Laurent Gbango of Cote d'Ivoire
12/22/10 Rep. Berman Lauds Historic Senate Vote for New START Treaty
12/21/10 Berman urges UN General Assembly to vote for U.S. amendment restoring reference to sexual orientation
12/15/10 Berman Hails Progress Toward Aid Reform
12/14/10 Chairman Berman on Passing of Ambassador Holbrooke
12/9/10 Statement by Chairman Berman on White House Export Control Announcement
12/9/10 Chairman Berman Washington Times Op-ed: Rethinking Foreign Aid
12/2/10 Berman Hails News of Agreement between U.S. and Belarus to Eliminate Uranium Stocks
12/1/10 Chairman Howard L. Berman’s opening statement at hearing, “Imposing Tougher Sanctions on Iran: A Progress Report”

November 2010

Date Title
11/30/10 Berman Condemns Palestinian Report Claiming the Western Wall has no Religious Significance to Jews
11/29/10 Berman Condemns Syria’s Obstruction of International Inspections of its Nuclear Activities
11/23/10 Berman Condemns North Korea’s Attack on South Korea, Nuclear Activities
11/12/10 Berman lifts hold on military assistance to Lebanon

September 2010

Date Title
9/29/10 Chairman Berman praises President Obama for implementing Iran human rights sanctions
9/28/10 Statement of Chairman Howard L. Berman on H.R. 4645
9/24/10 Berman Applauds Obama Administration Efforts to Defend Israel at the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference
9/23/10 Foreign Aid Reform Top Priority for Berman, Administration
9/20/10 Relief and Recovery Efforts in Pakistan, Haiti
9/8/10 Chairman Berman Condemns Burning of Qurans
9/8/10 Berman, Skelton, Langevin, Nye and McMahon Applaud the Department of Defense Intent to Sign the David’s Sling Weapon System Project Agreement
9/1/10 Berman offers Israelis, Palestinians strong support in direct peace talks

August 2010

Date Title
8/21/10 Berman Statement on Announcement of Direct Peace Talks
8/9/10 Berman Places Hold on US Military Assistance to Lebanon