Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement ahead of French President Emmanuel Macron’s Joint Address to Congress:

“It is an honor to welcome the French president to the Capitol today. President Macron has energized France with his pro-growth reform agenda and his commitment to security and the fight against terror. I hope today’s address will serve to further solidify our historic alliance. In the face of growing threats from Iran and Russia, a strong U.S.-France relationship is key to promoting peace and prosperity.”

NOTE: Chairman Royce will serve on the bipartisan committee that will escort President Macron to the House floor.