House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos Dies at 80
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA) passed away this morning due to complications from cancer at Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Congressman Lantos, who was born in Hungary and is the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, was first elected to the U.S. Congress in November 1980.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over U.S. export controls and economic sanctions, including those administered by BIS and DDTC. Chairman Lantos' remarks made at the July 26, 2007 hearing entitled ”Export Controls: Are We Protecting Security and Facilitating Exports?” can be found here.