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Dec 22, 2017 In The News

A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers is imploring Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to end a blockade on war-ravaged Yemen. The letter was organized by Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), who are members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and co-signed by Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairmen Reps. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.).

Dec 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressmen James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, have released a bipartisan letter sent to President Donald J. Trump urging him to publicly call on Turkey to halt the prosecution of the “Istanbul 10”and Mr.

Nov 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressmen Randy Hultgren and James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, today sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging him to designate Pakistan a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) this year under the terms of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA).

Nov 13, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Randy Hultgren and James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, have released the following statement in response to Philippines’ President Duterte’s warning that he would ban them from the Philippines for a letter urging President Trump to raise human rights violations in his visit to the country.
Nov 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressmen Randy Hultgren and James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, have released a letter sent to President Donald J. Trump urging him to use his upcoming meeting with Philippines’ President Duterte as an opportunity to express the United States’ profound concern over reported extra-judicial killings associated with the Philippine government’s “war on drugs.”
Oct 11, 2017 In The News

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Randy Hultgren, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and Rep. Ted Lieu, a member of the Executive Committee, joined Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Sept. 25, 2017, to screen the moving film “Human Flow” at E Street Cinema, and led a panel discussion afterwards.

Sep 11, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen James P. McGovern and Randy Hultgren, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued a statement condemning both the August 25th attack on the Burmese police and military attributed to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, an insurgent group, and the clearly disproportionate response unleashed against the Rohingya people by the Burmese military in response.
Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressmen Jim McGovern and Randy Hultgren, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued the following statement on the death in Chinese custody of Nobel Peace laureate and Defending Freedoms Project prisoner of conscience Liu Xiaobo.

Jul 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressmen James P. McGovern and Randy Hultgren, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, have released a bipartisan letter sent to President Donald J. Trump on June 30 urging him to delay the permanent lifting of sanctions on Sudan.

Jul 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, human rights leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives, including the Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and five members of its Executive Committee, released a letter to President Donald J. Trump encouraging him to prioritize human rights in his foreign policy agenda.

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