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December 2007

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12/3/07 On International Day of Disabled Persons, Lantos Renews Call for U.S. to Sign, Ratify U.N. Rights Convention

November 2007

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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

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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, Smith and Conyers Legislation to Stem the Scourge of Human Trafficking
10/18/07 Opening statement by Chairman Lantos at hearing, International Trafficking in Persons: Taking Action to Eliminate Modern Day Slavery
10/18/07 Lantos Condemns Bombings in Pakistan Timed to Bhutto’s Arrival
10/17/07 Remarks of Chairman Lantos at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama
10/17/07 Lantos Announces Tough New Sanctions to Halt Imports of Burmese Gemstones
10/16/07 Committee Asks Yahoo! Executives to Testify About False Information Given to Congress in China Human Rights Case
10/12/07 Lantos Lauds Nobel Laureates Al Gore and United Nations Authorities on Climate Change
10/10/07 Opening Statement by Chairman Lantos at markup of H. Res. 106
10/7/07 In Memoriam
10/5/07 October 4, 2007
10/2/07 Remarks of Chairman Lantos on the House floor in discussion of the Burma resolution (H. Con. Res. 200)

September 2007

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9/26/07 Lantos, King Send Bipartisan Message to Stop Violence on Burma
9/25/07 House Overwhelmingly Approves Lantos Iran Sanctions Bill
9/25/07 Lantos welcomes Bush sanctions on Burma, warns Burma’s junta against violent crackdown of protesters
9/25/07 Opening Statement by Chairman Lantos at hearing, PEPFAR Reauthorization: From Emergency to Sustainability
9/25/07 Remarks of Chairman Tom Lantos in House floor debate on the Iran Counter-Proliferation Act (H.R. 1400)
9/19/07 Opening Statement by Chairman Lantos at hearing: Assessment of the Administration’s September Report on the Status of U.S. Political and Military Efforts in Iraq
9/14/07 Lantos Says White House Iraq Report Underscores Need for New Direction
9/10/07 Opening Statement by Chairman Lantos at hearing with General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker
9/6/07 Opening Remarks of Chairman Lantos at hearing,
9/5/07 Opening Statement by Chairman Lantos at hearing, “Iraqi Benchmarks: An Objective Assessment”

August 2007

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8/23/07 Lantos Decries Burmese Arrests, Urges Freeing of Protesters
8/15/07 Lantos Welcomes News that U.S. Plans to Declare Islamic Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Group
8/9/07 Joint Statement of Lantos and Ros-Lehtinen on Announcement of Revised Counter-narcotics Strategy in Afghanistan
8/3/07 Lantos Receives, Studies the Details of U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
8/3/07 Congressional Committee to Investigate Disparity Between Documents and Hearing Testimony by Yahoo!

July 2007

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7/31/07 Lantos Addresses Erroneous Reports About Legislation on Ethiopia
7/30/07 Remarks of Chairman Lantos on H. Res. 121, the “Comfort Women” resolution, during House debate
7/28/07 Arms sale to Gulf states
7/27/07 Congress Passes Lantos, Wolf Legislation to Promote Democracy, Human Rights Abroad
7/26/07 Advisory: Thu, 07/26/2007
7/26/07 GAO Report Shows Millennium Challenge Corporation Overstated Projected Impact of Vanuatu Projects
7/25/07 Comments of Chairman Lantos at hearing, “Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Democratic Transition”
7/24/07 Lantos Welcomes Release of Falsely-Accused Medical Workers, Urges More HIV/AIDS Education in Libya
7/23/07 Lantos Legislation Extending Burma Sanctions Approved
7/20/07 Lantos Welcomes News of the Release of 38 Political Prisoners in Ethiopia
7/19/07 Statement of Chairman Lantos at hearing, “Beyond Iraq: Envisioning a New U.S. Policy in the Middle East”
7/18/07 Lantos Says New National Intelligence Estimate Shows that War in Iraq Put Us at Greater Risk of Terrorist Attack
7/17/07 Lantos Commends Libyan Decision in Medical Workers’ Case, But Urges Full Clemency
7/17/07 House Committee on Foreign Affairs
7/16/07 Lantos Applauds UK Court Ruling Allowing Transparency in Congolese Financial Records
7/16/07 Lantos Applauds UK Court Ruling Allowing Transparency in Congolese Financial Records
7/12/07 Remarks by Congressman Tom Lantos, D-CA Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs On the Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act (H. R. 2956)
7/11/07 House Committee on Foreign Affairs
7/11/07 Lantos Urges Clemency in Medical Workers’ Case for Libya’s Own Sake

June 2007

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6/28/07 Lantos Joins Speaker Pelosi, Committee Chairs to Announce Comprehensive Clean Energy Package
6/27/07 Statement of Chairman Lantos at hearing, “Iraq: Is the Escalation Working?”
6/26/07 Remarks of Chairman Lantos at markup of H.R. 1400, The Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007
6/26/07 Advisory: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 12:00am
6/25/07 Lantos, Ackerman Urge State Department to Hire Former Soldiers with Critical Language Skills
6/22/07 Opening Remarks of Chairman Lantos at hearing, “The Future of NATO: How Valuable an Asset?”
6/21/07 Chairman Lantos’ Opening Remarks at Joint Congress-Duma Open Meeting
6/19/07 Opening Remarks of Chairman Lantos at hearing, “South America and the United States: How to Fix a Broken Relationship
6/19/07 Lantos Marks World Refugee Day, Cites America’s Moral Obligation to Iraqi Refugees
6/18/07 Resumed Aid to Palestinians Is Welcome, Should be Controlled to Ensure None Goes to Hamas, Lantos Says
6/18/07 Advisory: Mon, 06/18/2007
6/15/07 Lantos to Host Russian Leaders for First-Ever Joint Congress-Duma Meeting Open to the Public
6/14/07 Remarks of Chairman Lantos at Hearing, “Deal or No Deal: The State of the Transatlantic Relationship”
6/12/07 Human Trafficking Trends Underscore Administration’s Poor Funding Choices, Lantos Says
6/12/07 Lantos Dedicates New Memorial to Communism’s Victims, Notes that Lessons of Cold War Remain Instructive Today
6/6/07 House Approves Lantos-Ros-Lehtinen Bill Reaffirming U.S. Long-Term Commitment to Afghanistan's Security and Stability
6/6/07 Statement of Chairman Lantos at Hearing, “U.S. Policy Challenges in North Africa”
6/5/07 Lantos Hails Passage of Study Abroad Act
6/1/07 Lantos Lauds Russian Publisher for Collection of Politkovskaya Works

May 2007

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5/31/07 Pelosi and Lantos Urge Berri to Convene Lebanese Parliament for Hariri Tribunal
5/30/07 Lantos Hails President's Call to Double Global HIV/AIDS Prevention Budget, Urges Review of Restrictions on Funding
5/29/07 Lantos Says Bush Darfur Announcement Should Have Come Months Sooner
5/23/07 Advisory: House Committee on Foreign Affairs
5/23/07 Foreign Affairs Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Create International Nuclear Fuel Bank
5/23/07 Foreign Affairs Committee Approves Extended Funding for Afghanistan, Creates Coordinator Position
5/22/07 Lantos Introduces Legislation to Light a Fire Under U.S. Efforts to Engage in an International Solution to Global Warming
5/22/07 Remarks of Chairman Lantos at Hearing, “Iraq: Is Reconstruction Failing?”
5/22/07 Bi-Partisan Bill Urges Canada to End the Commercial Seal Hunt
5/17/07 Statement of Chairman Lantos at Hearing, “Russia: Rebuilding the Iron Curtain”
5/16/07 Lantos Congratulates Fidelity, Calls for Further Divestments in Darfur Genocide
5/15/07 Remarks of Chairman Lantos at Hearing, “U.S. Re-Engagement in the Global Effort to Fight Climate Change”
5/15/07 Advisory: Tue, 05/15/2007
5/14/07 Congress hosts Swedish Prime Minister to Discuss Global Warming, Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels
5/14/07 Lantos Urges the President to Engage Seriously in a Global Approach to Climate Change
5/11/07 Lantos Legislation to Modernize American Red Cross Governance Becomes Law
5/10/07 Remarks of Chairman Lantos at Hearing, “Stopping the Spread of Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century.”
5/9/07 Lantos, House Colleagues Send Strong Message to Chinese President, Demand Action on Darfur
5/8/07 ADVISORY
5/1/07 Remarks of Chairman Lantos at Hearing, “The Future of Political, Economic and Security Relations with China”

April 2007

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4/25/07 Lantos Decries Horrific Beatings of Burmese Human Rights Workers
4/24/07 Statement of Chairman Tom Lantos at Hearing:
4/23/07 Lantos Hails Senate Passage of Legislation to Modernize American Red Cross Governance
4/23/07 Lantos Notes Yeltsin Set Stage for Reforms in Russia, Yeltsin Presidency Remains One of Russia’s Most Democratic Eras