Lantos committee postpones resolutions

The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee delayed considering bills of Jewish interest because of the death of Tom Lantos.

Lantos (D-Calif.), the only Holocaust survivor elected to Congress and the committee chairman, died Monday.

The committee was due to “mark up,” or vote on whether to refer to the full House, a number of bills Thursday, among them a non-binding resolution on joining the claims of Palestinian refugees and Jewish refugees in the event of a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal; a non-binding resolution commending the opening of Holocaust-era archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany; and a non-binding resolution urging the preservation of Jewish cultural sites in Europe.

There was no notice of a new date for the consideration of the bills.

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