Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement on the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State:

“From North Korea’s nuclear threats to Iran’s aggression, Mike’s confirmation as Secretary of State comes at a critical time for U.S. foreign policy. In times such as these, it’s clear that we need a stronger, more vibrant State Department to work with and lead our other national security agencies. I’m confident Secretary Pompeo will steer the Department in the right direction, and I look forward to partnering with him to advance America’s interests overseas.”