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February 2010

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2/3/10 Ugandan Anti-Gay Legislation Threatens Human Rights, Reverses Gains in HIV/AIDS Fight, Berman Says
2/1/10 Budget for International Affairs is an Essential Ounce of Prevention, Berman Says

January 2010

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1/26/10 Venezuelan Government’s Media Censorship Damages Venezuela’s Standing and Hurts Its People, Berman Says
1/24/10 Remarks to Americans for Peace Now
1/15/10 The Foreign Affairs Committee held a field hearing in Northern California to consider the confluence of national security and U.S. leadership in science and diplomacy as affected by our country’s aging export control regime.
1/15/10 Global Internet Freedom -- Including Google’s Announced Actions Involving China -- Under Consideration by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Berman Notes
1/15/10 Chairman Berman’s op-ed on export controls and national security was published in The San Jose Mercury News on the morning of a Committee hearing on the subject.
1/14/10 Berman, Ros-Lehtinen Condemn Iran’s Arrest of Cleric
1/13/10 Fast, Flexible Resources Needed to Respond to Haiti Quake and Other Catastrophes, Berman Says

December 2009

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12/30/09 The committee will hold a field hearing on export control issues involving national security and U.S. leadership in science and technology on January 15.
12/29/09 Berman, Ros-Lehtinen Decry Thailand’s Repatriation of Thousands of Hmong to Laos and Call for Guarantees of Their Protection
12/15/09 Berman Urges House Support of Sanctions Legislation to Prevent Iran from Achieving Nuclear Weapons Capability
12/9/09 Berman Letter to President, Signed by 189 Members of Congress, Urges Support for International Affairs in FY 2011 Budget
12/2/09 Chairman Berman’s opening remarks at hearing, “U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan”
12/2/09 With Wexler Leaving, Berman Announces New Subcommittee Chairmanships for Delahunt and Carnahan

November 2009

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11/30/09 Commemorating World AIDS Day, Berman Urges More Global Efforts to Protect Poor Women from HIV/AIDS
11/25/09 ADVISORY
11/19/09 Chairman Berman’s opening statement at hearing, “Is it Time to Lift the Ban on Travel to Cuba?”
11/19/09 Renowned Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez wrote an essay for the committee’s hearing on the travel ban.
11/17/09 U.S. law lets American citizens travel to any country on earth, friend or foe -- with one exception: Cuba. It's time for us to scrap this anachronistic ban, imposed during one of the chilliest periods of the Cold War.
11/3/09 Berman Praises Administration for Lifting the HIV/AIDS Travel Ban

October 2009

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10/28/09 Chairman Berman’s opening remarks at markup of the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (H.R. 2194)
10/21/09 Chairman Berman’s opening remarks at hearing, “U.S. Policy Toward Burma”
10/15/09 Chairman Berman’s opening remarks at hearing, “Afghanistan Policy at the Crossroads”
10/15/09 House Foreign Affairs Committee to Mark Up Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act
10/9/09 Nobel Prize Validates Obama’s Approach to International Challenges, Berman Says
10/8/09 Guinea’s Military Leaders, Tarnished by Violence, Should Allow for Free and Fair Elections, Berman Says
10/6/09 Kenyan Leaders Should Keep Their Commitments on Political Reforms, Berman Says

September 2009

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9/30/09 House Passes Bicameral Legislation Increasing Assistance to Pakistan, Improving U.S.-Pakistan Ties
9/30/09 Berman Sends Condolences in the Wake of Disastrous Tsunami
9/26/09 Diplomatic options to stopping Iran from having nuclear weapons are dwindling.
9/25/09 Berman Endorses Nomination of New Special Envoy on North Korean Human Rights Issues, a Former Foreign Affairs Committee Staff Director
9/25/09 Berman Calls Iran Nuclear Plant News Disturbing, Says It Reinforces His Determination to Have Committee Consider Sanctions Legislation
9/25/09 Nominee to New, High-Level Position to Protect Intellectual Property Rights Will Do a First-Rate Job, Berman Says
9/24/09 Berman Introduces House Version of Bicameral Legislation Increasing Assistance to Pakistan, Improving U.S.-Pakistan Ties
9/24/09 Berman Says Palin’s Comment on U.S.-China Relations is Flat Wrong
9/10/09 Chairman Berman’s opening statement at hearing, “Outlook for Iraq and U.S. Policy
9/10/09 Chairman Berman today delivered remarks on U.S.-Iran policy and pending legislation.
9/3/09 Honduras: Make it official -- it's a coup

August 2009

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8/21/09 Berman Delegation Affirms U.S.-Taiwan Partnership, Discusses Regional Issues with Leadership
8/20/09 Berman Delegation Discusses Iran Nuclear Proliferation, North Korea Issues, Copyright Piracy with Chinese Officials
8/15/09 Release of Terrorist Al-Megrahi Would be a Travesty and Would Show Contempt for Pan Am 103 Victims, Berman Says
8/13/09 New Export Control Review Will Help Improve U.S. Security, Berman Says
8/7/09 Georgia's Unmet Promise

July 2009

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7/29/09 Chairman Berman's opening remarks at hearing, “New Challenges for International Peacekeeping Operations”
7/28/09 Iraq Must Stop the Fighting in Ashraf and Ensure Residents’ Security, Berman and Ros-Lehtinen Say
7/22/09 Chairman Berman’s opening remarks at hearing, “Iran: Recent Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy”
7/14/09 Berman Calls on Abbas to Accept Netanyahu Proposal for Unconditional Peace Talks
7/14/09 Berman Introduces Resolution Approving U.S.-UAE Civilian Nuclear Cooperation
7/10/09 Berman Welcomes State Department Plan for Strategic Planning of Diplomacy and Development

June 2009

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6/25/09 Berman Hails the Nomination of the New U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO, a Foreign Affairs Committee Staff Member
6/19/09 Chairman Berman’s remarks on H. Res. 560, expressing support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and rule of law
6/16/09 Berman Supports Free Expression in Iran, Notes the World Is Watching Events There Closely
6/11/09 House Passes Two-Year Authorization Bill Bolstering U.S. Diplomacy, Development Efforts
6/11/09 House Approves Legislation Increasing Assistance to Pakistan, Improving U.S.-Pakistan Ties
6/5/09 Berman Says Lebanon’s Upcoming Elections Prove the Resiliency of its Democratic Culture

May 2009

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5/20/09 Committee Approves Legislation to Help Strengthen U.S.-Pakistan Ties, Increase Development Assistance
5/20/09 Committee Approves Two-Year Authorization Bill Bolstering U.S. Diplomacy, Development Efforts
5/14/09 Berman Introduces Two-Year Authorization Bill to Shore Up U.S. Diplomacy, Development Efforts
5/14/09 Burma Should Release Aung San Suu Kyi, Allow Greater Political Freedom, Say Berman and Ros-Lehtinen
5/7/09 Increased Foreign Affairs Budget Will Help Strengthen National Security, Berman Says

April 2009

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4/30/09 New Report on Copyright Piracy Abroad Underscores Need for Better Enforcement of Protections, Berman Says
4/30/09 Berman Introduces Legislation to Prevent Iran Nuclear Weapons Capability
4/29/09 Advisory: Wed, 04/29/2009
4/28/09 Berman Introduces Bipartisan Legislation Requiring U.S. Foreign Assistance Strategy
4/23/09 GAO Report Shows Need for Foreign Assistance Strategy, Berman Says
4/22/09 Chairman Berman’s opening statement at hearing with Secretary of State Clinton, “New Beginnings: Foreign Policy Priorities in the Obama Administration”
4/8/09 Statement on Recent Developments at the Annual Inter-Parliamentary Union Meeting
4/6/09 At Foreign Affairs Committee Field Hearing, Berman Launches New Initiative to Fight Global Intellectual Property Theft
4/5/09 North Korean Missile Launch is an Unnecessary Provocation, Berman Says
4/3/09 Berman Legislation to Help Strengthen U.S.-Pakistan Ties, Boost Development Assistance

March 2009

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3/31/09 Berman Supports U.S. Pursuit of Seat on U.N. Human Rights Council
3/27/09 Berman Supports President’s Assistance Plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Urges Congressional Support for Overall International Affairs Budget
3/27/09 Letter to President Obama on U.S.-Iran policy
3/25/09 Chairman Berman’s opening statement at hearing, “Climate Change and the Arctic: New Frontiers of National Security”
3/13/09 El Salvador Election Outcome Will Not Affect Temporary Protection Status for Salvadorans in U.S. or Remittance Flows, Berman Says

February 2009

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2/27/09 Chairman Berman Comment on Palestinian Unity Government Talks
2/27/09 Durban II Conference Outcome Unfortunate, But U.S. Still Needs to Lead Global Fight Against Racism, Berman Says
2/26/09 Foreign Affairs Budget Boost Provides Funding for Vital Programs, Berman Says
2/18/09 Berman Supports Obama Decision to Re-Engage in Durban II Talks
2/13/09 Berman Calls on International Community to Oppose “Shocking” Arrest in Zimbabwe
2/6/09 Berman Condemns Pakistan’s Release of Nuclear Proliferator A.Q. Khan

January 2009

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1/24/09 Berman Calls Obama’s Mexico City Policy Reversal an Important Step in Women’s Rights, Health Care
1/16/09 Berman Protests President’s Decision to Waive Sanctions on Burmese Regime’s Supporters
1/14/09 Nuclear Agreement with UAE is Encouraging, But Congress Will Examine It in Light of Nuclear Nonproliferation Goals, Berman Says
1/12/09 Berman Urges Additional Action Against Nuclear Black Market After Sanctions Announcement Today

December 2008

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12/30/08 Berman Urges Azerbaijan to Rescind Decision on U.S., British Broadcasting
12/27/08 Chairman Berman's statement on the security situation in Israel
12/23/08 Berman Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking Becomes Law
12/19/08 Berman, House Foreign Affairs Committee Review 110th Congress Legislative and Oversight Accomplishments

November 2008

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11/24/08 Berman Urges MCC Head to Suspend Programs in Nicaragua

October 2008

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10/28/08 Berman Welcomes Agreement to Protect Freedom of Expression and Privacy by Technology Companies and Human Rights Organizations
10/14/08 U.S.-Russian Relations Must Reflect Common Interests Even As Washington, Moscow Disagree on Other Matters, Berman Says
10/3/08 Blockage of Iran Sanctions Legislation in Senate is a Republican Failure to Promote National, Global Security, Berman Says

September 2008

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9/26/08 Remarks on the House Floor of Chairman Berman at the start of debate on H.R. 7081, to Approve the United States-India Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation
9/26/08 House Passes Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Peaceful Efforts Against Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program
9/17/08 Advisory: Wed, 09/17/2008
9/11/08 Documents from the White House related to the US-India civilian nuclear cooperation agreement
9/9/08 Opening Statement by Chairman Howard L. Berman at hearing, “U.S.-Russia Relations in the Aftermath of the Georgia Crisis”
9/9/08 Advisory: Tue, 09/09/2008