Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement after participating in a meeting with bipartisan House leaders and Argentine President Mauricio Macri:

“It was good to welcome President Macri to the Capitol for a discussion about a number of shared priorities, including the worsening crisis in Venezuela.  President Macri has been making difficult economic reforms that should bring growth and attract foreign investment, while reasserting Argentina’s vital leadership role in the Americas.

“Argentina is playing a critical role in helping address abuses of democracy and human rights in Venezuela that are destabilizing the entire region.  The United States-Argentina partnership has steadily strengthened under President Macri’s leadership.”