Tom Lantos

Thomas Peter Lantos was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from California from 1981 until his death in 2008. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented the state's 11th congressional district until 1993 and from then the 12th congressional district, which both included the northern two-thirds of San Mateo County and a portion of the southwestern part of San Francisco after redistricting. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Tom Lantos has 539 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1981 House Proceeding. The year with the most videos was 2007 with 52 videos as a Democratic Representative for California's 12th district. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1984 with an average of 6,667 views per program. Most appearances with Nancy Pelosi (12), Susan Swain (7), Steny Hoyer (6). Most common tags: China, Iraq Occupation/Reconstruction (05/02/03-08/31/10), Persian Gulf War.

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U.S. Representative, D-CA 11th January 3, 1981 - January 5, 1993 Videos: 142 U.S. Representative, D-CA 12th January 5, 1993 - February 11, 2008 Videos: 393

Recent Appearances

  • Tom Lantos Memorial Service

    Tom Lantos Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held in Statuary Hall to honor Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA) who died on…

  • Situation in Pakistan

    Situation in Pakistan

    Deputy Secretary Negroponte spoke about relations with Pakistan, Pakistani President Musharraf’s decision to declare a state of emergency, growing protests in the…

  • Internet Privacy in China

    Internet Privacy in China

    Yahoo officials testified about their company’s role in the transfer of private information and disclosure of identity to Chinese…

  • U.S. Middle East Policy

    U.S. Middle East Policy

    Secretary Rice testified about U.S. Middle East policy. Topics included Iran’s nuclear program, the Middle East peace…

  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Congressional leaders and President Bush paid tribute to the Dalai Lama, praised his message of non-violence and compassion, and…

  • Freedom of Speech in Russia

    Freedom of Speech in Russia

    Participants talked about freedom of the press in Russia, antagonism toward the media by government officials, and the recent…

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Past Elections

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