Chairman Royce Applauds Hezbollah-Related Sanctions

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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) today welcomed the Treasury Department’s announcement of the first sanctions against a Hezbollah financier and related front company following enactment into law of his bill, the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act (H.R. 2297):   “Hezbollah has been operating throughout international financial markets for years to finance […]
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Foreign Affairs Committee Enhances Iran Sanctions, Improves Counterterrorism Screening

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), passed three bipartisan measures.  A summary of the Committee action, including adopted amendments, will be available HERE. The Committee passed H.R. 3662, Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act (introduced by Rep. Russell (R-OK)), which enhances congressional oversight and ensures the administration […]
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Foreign Affairs Committee to Consider Bills to Enhance Iran Sanctions, Improve Counterterrorism Screening – Tomorrow 10 a.m.

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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the Committee will meet TOMORROW, Thursday, January 7 at 10 a.m. to consider: H.R. 1797, End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act, (Mr. Smith) To facilitate effective research on and treatment of neglected tropical diseases, including Ebola, through coordinated domestic and international efforts. H.R. 3662, […]
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Chairman Royce Condemns North Korea Nuclear Test

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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement condemning North Korea’s apparent nuclear test: “Dictators like Kim Jong Un don’t take time outs, they take advantage when the U.S. looks away.  As Iran prepares to gain billions in sanctions relief, North Korea surely thinks it can intimidate the […]
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Chairman Royce Talks Iran on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: “We need a policy of backbone, not of backing down.”

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Washington, D.C. – This morning, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the state of American foreign policy in the Middle East, in particular, the rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Video and key excerpts included below: On the growing threats posed by Iran: “[W]e have […]
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A Look Ahead—January 4-8

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the following upcoming Committee event: Thursday, January 7 Markup: H.R. 1797, H.R. 3662, H.R.  , Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of 2015 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 7 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building Committee on Foreign Affairs Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), […]
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Chairman Royce, Bipartisan Members of Congress Press Administration on ISIS Genocide Designation

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), along with 29 colleagues, sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State John Kerry regarding reports that the Obama Administration may soon exclude Christians and other minorities in an upcoming genocide determination against ISIS. In the letter to Secretary Kerry, the members write: “We are gravely concerned […]
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Chairman Royce on FOX News: Obama Admin Must Stop Appeasing Iran

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Washington, D.C. – Last night, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) appeared on FOX News’s On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to respond to the Obama administration’s letter to Iran suggesting it could allow the Iranian regime to sidestep new Visa Waiver Program reforms passed in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris and San […]
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