Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement on the passing of President George H. W. Bush:

“President Bush led our nation with pragmatism, resolve, firm conviction and grace. His lifetime of service – from WWII through the end of the Cold War – and his commitment to diplomacy is an inspiration to all Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bush family during this difficult time.”