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September 2008

Date Title
9/8/08 Berman Says Administration is Wise to Halt Efforts on Russia Civilian Nuclear Agreement
9/7/08 Chairman Berman’s Statement on the NSG decision and congressional consideration of the U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
9/5/08 Berman Asks Bush to Lift Some Restrictions on Cuba Visits, Gifts, Remittances to Allow for Hurricane Assistance
9/3/08 Advisory: Wed, 09/03/2008
9/2/08 Advisory: Tue, 09/02/2008

August 2008

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8/22/08 House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee, traveled today to the Republic of Georgia, meeting its president and other top leaders at the request of House Spe
8/8/08 Statement by Congressman Howard Berman , Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Escalating Violence in South Ossetia
8/5/08 Letter from Chairman Berman to Secretary of State Rice about the U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement

July 2008

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7/30/08 U.S. Global HIV/AIDS Legislation Becomes Law
7/30/08 Statement by Chairman Berman on the House floor in debate on H. Res. 1370, regarding China
7/29/08 Lowey-Berman Statement on Administration’s Pakistan Request
7/24/08 Congress Sends Global HIV/AIDS Legislation to the President
7/23/08 Chairman Berman’s opening statement for hearing, “China on the Eve of the Olympics”
7/22/08 Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following statement on funding for US democracy programs in Cuba
7/22/08 Congress Passes Legislation Blocking Import of Burmese Gems
7/22/08 Committee Members Visit UN for Talks on Iran, Global Food Crisis, Other Current Issues
7/16/08 Berman Says U.S. Envoy to Iran Talks Should be Start of a New Approach to Dealing with Tehran
7/9/08 Opening Statement by Chairman Howard L. Berman at hearing, “U.S. Policy Toward Iran”
7/2/08 Advisory: Wed, 07/02/2008
7/1/08 Berman Legislation Lifting Stigma Against Nelson Mandela and Other ANC Members Becomes U.S. Law

June 2008

Date Title
6/27/08 Congress Passes Berman Legislation Lifting Stigma Against Nelson Mandela, Other ANC Members
6/26/08 Berman Welcomes Progress in North Korean Denuclearization Process
6/24/08 Resolution Introduced to Start Congressional Review of U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Agreement
6/24/08 GAO Documents Lack of Oversight, Accountability for U.S. Anti-Terrorism Funds to Pakistan
6/20/08 On World Refugee Day, Berman Introduces Measures to Assist Displaced Iraqis and Urge More Aid to Victims of Genocide in Darfur
6/19/08 Berman Praises Supplemental Appropriations Bill for its Support to International Affairs, Foreign Assistance Programs
6/18/08 Opening Statement by Chairman Howard L. Berman at hearing, “The Caucasus: Frozen Conflicts and Closed Borders”
6/12/08 Berman, Skelton Demand Administration Briefing on Negotiations About U.S. Troops’ Future in Iraq
6/12/08 Chairman Berman’s opening remarks at hearing, “Russia, Iran and Nuclear Weapons: Implications of the Proposed U.S.-Russia Agreement”
6/10/08 Opening Remarks by Chairman Howard L. Berman
6/10/08 House Passes Berman’s Authorizing Legislation for the Merida Initiative to Assist Counter-Narcotics Fight

May 2008

Date Title
5/22/08 Chairman Berman’s opening statement at hearing, “Rising Oil Prices, Declining National Security?”
5/22/08 Berman, Committee Members Examine Link Between High Oil Prices and U.S. National Security
5/21/08 Opening Statement by Chairman Howard L. Berman at hearing, “The Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Impacts on U.S. Foreign Policy and Economic Interests”
5/13/08 Berman Raises Concern About New U.S.-Russia Civil Nuclear Agreement in Light of Iran Nuclear Proliferation Issues
5/13/08 Berman Introduces Authorizing Legislation for the Merida Initiative, a Boost to U.S. Assistance for Mexico’s Counter-Narcotics Efforts
5/8/08 House Passes Berman Bill Lifting Stigma Against Nelson Mandela, Other ANC Members Wishing to Travel to the United States
5/7/08 Opening Statement by Chairman Howard L. Berman at hearing, “U.S. Foreign Policy in Pakistan: Implications for Regional Security, Stability, and Development”
5/5/08 Berman Supports U.S. Disaster Assistance Plan for Burma, Urges Regime There to Reconsider Referendum Scheduled for Saturday

April 2008

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4/24/08 Berman Says Reports of DPRK-Syria Nuclear Cooperation Underscore the Need for Six-Party Talks to Include Verifiable Non-Proliferation Measures
4/23/08 Opening Remarks by Chairman Berman at hearing, “Foreign Assistance Reform in the New Administration: Challenges and Solutions”
4/22/08 Berman Applauds African Countries’ Actions to Block Chinese Weapons Delivery to Zimbabwe
4/22/08 Remarks of Howard L. Berman (D-CA) at the start of debate on H. Con. Res. 322, recognizing the 60th anniversary of the founding of the modern State of Israel.
4/17/08 Berman Decries Administration’s Appalling Lack of Coherent Plan for Terrorism-Fighting in Pakistan
4/9/08 Chairman Howard L. Berman’s opening remarks for hearing, “Report on Iraq to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs”
4/4/08 Berman Legislation Will Lift Anachronistic U.S. Stigma Against Nelson Mandela, Other South African Political Leaders
4/2/08 Floor Statement of Chairman Howard L. Berman on the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5501)
4/2/08 House Overwhelmingly Approves Renewal and Expansion of Successful U.S. Global AIDS Prevention Effort

March 2008

Date Title
3/21/08 Foreign Affairs Committee to Investigate Passport Snooping Case
3/17/08 Gas Attack on Iraqi Kurds Deserves Anniversary Commemoration, Should be Labeled Genocide, Berman Says
3/17/08 Berman Urges Chinese to Show Restraint in Treatment of Demonstrators and to Negotiate Tibetan Matters with Dalai Lama
3/13/08 Berman Welcomes State Department Report on Global Anti-Semitism
3/12/08 Chairman Berman Says Reports on Human Rights Are Only a Starting Point for What This Country Should Do to Stop Abuse
3/12/08 Statement of Chairman Berman at hearing, “The Balkans After the Independence of Kosovo and on the Eve of NATO Enlargement”
3/11/08 Berman Elected to Chair House Foreign Affairs Committee
3/6/08 Defense Secretary Gates Discusses U.S. Foreign Policy Budget Imbalance with Committee Members
3/3/08 Don’t Kick the Financial Watchdogs Out of Iraq, Chairman Berman Tells State Department

February 2008

Date Title
2/27/08 Committee Approves Landmark Renewal of U.S. Global AIDS Prevention Effort
2/27/08 Statement of Acting Chairman Howard L. Berman on the committee markup of the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5501)
2/19/08 Statement of Acting Chairman Howard L. Berman on Fidel Castro’s Retirement
2/18/08 Chairman Berman Welcomes U.S. Recognition of Kosova Independence
2/14/08 The Washington, D.C. memorial service for Chairman Lantos took place in the U.S. Capitol at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. Pacific Time) on Thursday, February 14.
2/11/08 Tom Lantos, 1928-2008
2/7/08 Chairman Lantos Disappointed by Republican Road Blocks to Successful HIV/AIDS Prevention

January 2008

Date Title
1/29/08 Speech by Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett on behalf of her father Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
1/29/08 Lantos Outraged at PLO Praise for Late Terrorist George Habash
1/18/08 Lantos Thanks Retiring Undersecretary Burns for Extraordinary Service
1/16/08 Lantos Posts on the Web the Full Transcript of Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Yahoo! and China
1/2/08 Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos to Complete his Congressional Service at the End of Current Term

December 2007

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12/27/07 Chairman Lantos Says Cowardly Killing of Benazir Bhutto Should Prompt U.S. To Renew Commitment to Pakistan's People
12/20/07 Advisory: Thu, 12/20/2007
12/19/07 As Energy Bill Becomes Law, Lantos Places Gore’s Nobel Acceptance Speech in Congressional Record, Lauds Former Vice President’s Commitment to Solving Climate Crisis
12/19/07 As Congress Wraps Up, Lantos, Foreign Affairs Committee Review a Full Year of Legislative and Oversight Accomplishments
12/19/07 Lantos Advocates Bill Extending Basic Employment Rights to Same-Sex Couples
12/18/07 Lantos Places Groundbreaking Gore Bali Speech in the Congressional Record; First Complete Transcript of the Speech to be Published
12/18/07 Congress Passes Clean Energy Bill with Lantos Provisions on U.S. Leadership in Global Warming Fight
12/18/07 Lantos Lauds Passage of Legislation Honoring Ang San Suu Kyi
12/12/07 In Defense Bill, House Approves Lantos Initiative on International Nuclear Fuel Bank
12/11/07 House Approves Lantos Bill Cracking Down on Burmese Junta
12/10/07 Lantos’ Burma Human Rights Act Moves To House Floor
12/7/07 Lantos Highlights Repression in Burma on International Human Rights Day
12/7/07 Lantos Says Bali Conference Off to a Good Start, But U.S. Must Take Greater Leadership Role in Combating Climate Crisis
12/6/07 Lantos, Democratic House Pass Groundbreaking Clean Energy Legislation
12/5/07 Remarks of Chairman Lantos at hearing, After Annapolis: Next Steps in the Middle East Peace Process
12/4/07 By Overwhelming Margin, House Passes Lantos Legislation Combating Modern-Day Slavery
12/4/07 Lantos Says Latest News on Iran Underscores Importance of Diplomacy
12/3/07 On International Day of Disabled Persons, Lantos Renews Call for U.S. to Sign, Ratify U.N. Rights Convention

November 2007

Date Title
11/30/07 Observing World AIDS Day, Lantos Calls Congressional Commitment to Ending Scourge of HIV/AIDS Higher Than Ever
11/29/07 In Memoriam
11/14/07 Opening Remarks of Chairman Lantos at hearing, The Merida Initiative: Assessing Plans to Step Up our Security Cooperation with Mexico and Central America
11/13/07 Lantos on Yahoo! Inc. Lawsuit Settlement: Long Overdue, and Not the End of the Issue
11/7/07 Opening Remarks of Chairman Lantos at hearing, Democracy, Authoritarianism and Terrorism in Contemporary Pakistan
11/6/07 Statement of Chairman Lantos at hearing, Yahoo! Inc.’s Provision of False Information to Congress

October 2007

Date Title
10/31/07 Opening statement by Chairman Lantos at hearing, The Mexico City Policy/Global Gag Rule: Its Impact on Family Planning and Reproductive Health
10/30/07 Statement of Chairman Lantos at Hearing, Russia on the Eve of National Elections
10/25/07 Lantos Welcomes New Sanctions on Iran
10/24/07 Opening remarks of Chairman Lantos at hearing with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on U.S. policy in the Middle East
10/19/07 Lantos Welcomes President’s Announcement of Additional Sanctions on Burma
10/18/07 Lantos Condemns Bombings in Pakistan Timed to Bhutto’s Arrival
10/18/07 Opening statement by Chairman Lantos at hearing, International Trafficking in Persons: Taking Action to Eliminate Modern Day Slavery