Statement of Rep. Howard Berman on the Passing of Chairman Tom Lantos

Feb 11, 2008, 00:00 ET from House Committee on Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a
 statement by Rep. Howard Berman:
     "Tom Lantos was a distinguished and able Chairman of the Foreign
 Affairs Committee, greatly admired by colleagues on both sides of the
 aisle. As a Holocaust survivor, Tom brought a unique moral perspective to
 his work, informed by his vast knowledge of world history. He was a true
 giant in advancing the cause of human rights around the world. Tom was a
 close friend, and I will miss him very much. My heart goes out to Annette,
 his daughters and all the members of his remarkable family."

SOURCE House Committee on Foreign Affairs