Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon:

“My sympathies go out to victims of the terrorist attack in Boston as well as to their families.   Though it remains unclear who is responsible, this attack is yet another stark reminder that we must remain vigilant in the face of continuing terrorist threats.  The countless first responders who today rendered aid and saved lives with their quick action deserve great credit.”