Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain:

“John McCain long ago secured his place in history as a war hero and statesman. He dedicated every ounce of his being to bettering our country, and for that we will be forever appreciative. My thoughts and prayers are with John’s wife and family during this difficult time. May his service and sacrifice inspire Americans for generations to come.”