A statue unveiled in Budapest this week honors Rep. Tom Lantos, who was imprisoned in a forced labor camp during the Second World War.
A promenade in Budapest has been named after the late U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to have served in the Congress.
The administration’s Saturday announcement of the new aid package to Saudi Arabia and Israel caught many lawmakers by surprise. But it took less than 24 hours for leading foreign policy congressmen to make clear that if Bush wants to pour money on Saudi Arabia, he better get ready for a fight on Capitol Hill. Leading the opposition are Jewish lawmakers Tom Lantos, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Engel and Robert Wexler.
Like many of his fellow Democrats, Rep. Tom Lantos was upset over Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s condemnation of Israel last week. But rather than join some Democrats in boycotting Maliki’s July 26 speech to Congress, Lantos logged his objection in person — during a breakfast that he co-sponsored for the Iraqi leader.
WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this past Wednesday pulled her co-sponsorship of a bipartisan resolution on the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, because Republican House leaders refused to include language in the statement calling on all sides to minimize civilian casualties.For the past week, Democrats and Republicans in