Letters & Requests

» Letter from Bounthanh L. Phommasathit to Congressman Steve Chabot

» 2016 Letter to U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

» Letter from Embassy of Lao PDR in the U.S. on Behalf of Legacies’ 2012 Reception

» Letter from Congressmembers Betty McCollum and Michael Honda to Increase Funding to Laos

» Letter from Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) on Behalf of Legacies’ 2012 Reception

» Statement from Congressman Eni Faleomavaega (ASO) on Behalf of Legacies’ 2012 Reception

» Letter from Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-9) on Behalf of Legacies’ 2012 Reception

» Statement from Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-4) on Behalf of Legacies’ 2012 Reception

» Funding Request to Congress 2013

Legacies of War calls on the U.S. to allocate at least $10 million for UXO programs in Laos for fiscal year 2013, sustained over the next ten years. “Continuity — rather than the current ‘feast or famine’ cycle — is needed to allow UXO clearance teams to plan accordingly, scale up operations, and finally get the job done.”

» 2012 Former Ambassadors’ Letter to Congress

» Funding Request to Congress 2012

Legacies of War calls on the United States to increase its funding for the UXO sector in Laos from $5.5 million in fiscal year 2011 to $7 million in fiscal year 2012, with further substantial increases over the next ten years.

» 2011 Former Ambassadors’ Letter to Secretary of State Clinton

Six former U.S. Ambassadors and Chiefs of Mission to Laos call for an increase in U.S. funding for the clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos and encourage Secretary Clinton to visit Laos in the course of a future trip to Southeast Asia.

» Funding Request to Congress 2011

Legacies of War requests “that the U.S. allocate $7 million for unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance in Laos for fiscal year 2011, with substantial additional increases over the next ten years.”

» 2010 Former Ambassadors Letter to Secretary of State Clinton

The letter was signed by the following former United States ambassadors to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Theresa A. Tull, Charles B. Salmon, Jr., Victor L. Tomseth, Wendy J. Chamberlin, and Douglas A. Hartwick. Collectively, they served in Laos from 1983 to 2004.