Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement regarding the State Department’s announcement that the U.S. has expelled two Russian officials following an attack on an American diplomat in Moscow:

“Attacks on America’s diplomats cannot be tolerated, period. Expelling Russian officials is an appropriate first step. But the administration must bolster efforts on a number of fronts – including international broadcasting – to confront Vladimir Putin’s continued aggression.”