Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email for official State Department business:

“I am deeply troubled that Secretary Clinton used personal email to conduct official State Department business.  The Federal Records Act exists to provide to the American people the level of transparency and accountability they deserve from their federal government.  Her practice frustrated Congressional oversight.  The allegations that Secretary Clinton sought to sidestep the law merit robust scrutiny.

“The Select Committee on Benghazi continues its important investigation.  Today it issued a subpoena for Secretary Clinton’s e-mails related to Libya.  Also, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee is reviewing the Administration’s compliance with the Federal Records Act and related laws.  The Foreign Affairs Committee stands ready to support this important work.”