Hillary Clinton honored with Lantos Human Rights award

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was honored Friday with the 2013 Lantos Human Rights Award.

Medal of Freedom recipients announced

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The White House announced Wednesday the six Americans U.S. President George W. Bush will honor with the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week.

Clinton remarks at AIPAC meeting

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington Wednesday:

Calif. congresswoman sworn in, booed

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A new congresswoman from California began her career Thursday by demanding the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, drawing boos from some colleagues.

Capitol Hill remembers Lantos

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Congressional colleagues and U.S. President George Bush expressed sadness at the death of Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., saying he was a man of character.
U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., dead at 80

U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., dead at 80

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., died Monday of complications from esophageal cancer at Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland at the age of 80.
Rep. Lantos has cancer, will retire

Rep. Lantos has cancer, will retire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., said Wednesday he has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and will retire from Congress after his current term.

U.S. firms helping Chinese surveillance

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. firms helping China with one of the world's most advanced public surveillance systems are violating the spirit of human-rights sanctions, critics say.

Yahoo! chief berated on China dissident

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Yahoo! Inc. gave China information on journalist Shi Tao, then its general counsel lied about the company's role in Shi's arrest, a U.S. lawmaker alleges.

House panel looks at Yahoo! China case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. House committee is looking into whether a top Yahoo! Inc. official misled Congress about the Internet company's actions in a Chinese human rights case.

U.S. Embassy in Baghdad may be delayed

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., said contractor deficiencies at the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad could delay the facility's planned opening.

Democrats say Iraq squandered U.S. surge

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressman said Saturday the United States needs to get out of Iraq for the sake of the Iraqi people.

Allies concerned about U.S.-Iran relations

WASHINGTON , Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. allies are increasingly worried about the possible fallout from Iran’s reaction to sanctions the White House wants to impose.

Iraq watchdog sees 'success and failure'

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The special inspector general for Iraq told a congressional committee Tuesday the U.S. reconstruction effort has not failed but there are problems.

Congress busy with Easter junkets

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. taxpayers footed the bill for last week's tour of Caribbean resorts by members of Congress.
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Tom Lantos
U.S. President George W. Bush looks to Annette Lantos, the wife of the late Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA), after signing H.J. Res. 93, the Renewal of Import Restrictions on Burma, and H.R. 3890, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on July 29, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Thomas Peter Lantos (February 1, 1928 – February 11, 2008) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 until his death, representing the northern two-thirds of San Mateo County and a portion of southwest San Francisco. Lantos had announced in early January 2008 that he would not run for reelection because of cancer of the esophagus, but died before finishing his term. Lantos was the only Holocaust survivor to have served in the United States Congress.

Born as Lantos Tamás Péter (Hungarian pronunciation: ) to a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary, Lantos was part of a resistance movement against the Nazis during the German occupation of Hungary. In his floor speeches, he sometimes referred to himself as one of the few living members of Congress who had fought against fascism.

He sought refuge in a safe house established by Raoul Wallenberg. He moved to the United States in 1947, and though he became fluent in English, he retained a marked Hungarian accent for the rest of his life. In 1981, Lantos sponsored a bill making Wallenberg an Honorary Citizen of the United States.

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