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  • Congressman Lowenthal Meets With US Ambassador To Vietnam
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Peace and Diplomacy, Human Rights and Civil Rights

    Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today met with United States Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius to receive an update on events in Vietnam. The meeting was a far-ranging discussion of topics including the massive toxic spill in Vietnam by Formosa Steel, the continuing struggle for human rights, and the ongoing rehabilitation of the Bien Hoa Cemetery. The Congressman and Ambassador also raised concerns about prisoners of conscience in Vietnam like Nguyen Van Dai, Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh, and Thic... Read more

  • Congressman Lowenthal Statement On President Trump Two-State Solution Comments
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Peace and Diplomacy

    Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump's remarks during a joint White House press conference yesterday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “A two-state solution has been the foundational bipartisan foreign policy stance of the U.S. for decades and it is my sincere belief it is the only rational path toward peace. The one-state alternative the President so glibly hinted he may adopt would do nothing to ensure Israel’s l... Read more

  • Congressman Lowenthal Urges Balanced Approach To Middle East Peace
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Peace and Diplomacy

    Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today issued the following statement regarding a House of Representatives vote on House Resolution 11: "I believe an ultimate and lasting peace will come through direct negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians. I also believe a one-sided placement of blame isn’t constructive. I urged President Obama to veto the U.N. Security Council Resolution because it was a one-sided attempt to place all of the blame on Israel for a lack of progress toward a tw... Read more

  • Congressman Lowenthal Urges Obama Veto of One-sided UN Resolution To End Israeli Settlements
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on December 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Peace and Diplomacy

    Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today issued the following statement regarding an expected United Nations Security Council vote calling for an end to Israeli settlements. "While I have serious concerns about the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, I believe the conditions for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians can only come about through direct negotiations between the two parties. I urge President Obama to veto the possible United Nations Security Council resoluti... Read more

  • Congressman Lowenthal Statement On Trump Selection Of Scott Pruitt As EPA Head
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Peace and Diplomacy, Human Rights and Civil Rights

    Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today issued the following statement on the selection by President-elect Trump of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency: “Now, more than ever, Americans understand that the consequences for our families will be severe if the Environmental Protection Agency walks away from its role of upholding our fundamental U.S. environmental laws that protect the health and safety of our communities. “This is why I oppose the appointment of Scott Pruitt as... Read more

  • Congressmen Alan Lowenthal and Steve Chabot Joint Statement On Formal Exile of Sam Rainsy By Cambodian Government
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Peace and Diplomacy, Human Rights and Civil Rights

    Congressmen Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Steve Chabot (OH-01) today issued the following joint bipartisan statement on the formal exile of Mr. Sam Rainsy by the Cambodian government: As co-chairs of the Congressional Cambodia Caucus, we are deeply troubled by reports that the government of Cambodia has officially banned opposition leader Sam Rainsy from entering the country. We disagree with this action in the strongest possible terms. The right of the Cambodian people to freely and fairly choose ... Read more

  • Congressmen Lowenthal and Royce Urge Returning Vietnam to “Countries of Particular Concern” List Over Religious Restrictions
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Peace and Diplomacy

    Congressmen Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Ed Royce (CA-39) today urged Secretary of State John Kerry to exercise his authority under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to return Vietnam to the list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC) because of government moves to restrict religious freedom. In a letter, Congressmen Lowenthal and Royce point out that Vietnam was removed from this list in November 2006 because of supposed government progress on increasing religious freedom for th... Read more

  • Congressman Lowenthal Statement on the Passing of Shimon Peres
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Peace and Diplomacy

    Congressman Alan Lowenthal released the following statement on the passing of former President and Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres: I am honored to be a part of President Obama’s official delegation to Israel to attend the state funeral of former President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres. President Obama’s bipartisan delegation—composed of nearly 20 members of Congress, as well as former President Bill Clinton and current members of the President’s cabinet and administration—only highlight... Read more

  • Congressman Lowenthal Calls On State Dept. To Prioritize Human Rights and Justice Reform In Bilateral Talks With Mexico
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Peace and Diplomacy, Human Rights and Civil Rights

    Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today, along with 68 of his House colleagues, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging the State Department to put strengthening the rule of law and defense of human rights at the top of the U.S. bilateral agenda with Mexico. The letter expresses concern over the 27,000 unresolved cases of people who have disappeared in Mexico since 2007, and the slow pace of reform in the Mexican military, law enforcement, and justice sectors. Also highlighte... Read more

  • Reps. Lowenthal and Chabot Launch Bipartisan Congressional Cambodia Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Peace and Diplomacy

    Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-01) today announced the creation of a bipartisan Congressional Cambodia Caucus to bring together Members of Congress interested in both Cambodia’s difficult political situation and the broader U.S. relationship with the Southeast Asian nation. Congressmen Lowenthal and Chabot will serve as the co-chairs of the new Cambodia Caucus. Congressman Lowenthal, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Subcommittee on Asia and... Read more

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