UPDATED: A Look Ahead—November 4-6

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*Witness added to 11/4 hearing on 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report* **Time changed for 11/5 markup** ***Witnesses added to 11/6 field hearing*** Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the following upcoming Committee events: *Wednesday, November 4 Subcommittee Hearing: Demanding Accountability: Evaluating the 2015 “Trafficking […]
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Chairman Royce on Arrest of Lebanese-American in Iran

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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) today issued the following statement in response to reports that a Washington-based Lebanese-American has been jailed by authorities in Iran: “Another day, another hostage taken by Iran.  Iran has clearly declared open season on anyone with ties to the United States.  What is the […]
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House Works to Combat Growing Anti-Semitism

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed H. Res. 354, introduced by U.S. Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), which encourages European countries to protect the security of their Jewish populations in the face of rising anti-Semitism.  U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the resolution’s […]
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Chairman Royce to Convene Hearing to Examine U.S. Policy in Syria – Tomorrow 10 a.m.

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Top Administration Officials Covering Syria and Russia to Testify **See important planning note/RSVP requirement for media** Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow at 10 a.m., U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will convene a hearing that examines U.S. policy in Syria.  The hearing is entitled “U.S. Policy After Russia’s Escalation in […]
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House Takes Stand Against Wildlife Trafficking

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Wildlife Trafficking has become blood currency for rebel groups and international gangs, says Foreign Affairs Chair Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed the Global Anti-Poaching Act (H.R. 2494), legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which helps the United States and partner countries combat today’s unprecedented […]
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House Condemns Palestinian Authority Violence

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauded House passage of H. Res. 293, a bipartisan resolution authored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), which condemns Palestinian Authority officials who are inciting an increasing number of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic attacks.   Upon passage of H. Res. 293, […]
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Chairman Royce Announces Communications Staff Appointments

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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) today announced the following staff appointments: Cory Fritz will serve as Deputy Staff Director for Communications.  Fritz joins Chairman Royce’s staff after six years with Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), where he served in roles including Press Secretary and Political Communications Director.  Prior to working […]
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A Look Ahead—November 2-6

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(Note RSVP requirement for media covering Nov 4 hearing on Syria) Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the following upcoming Committee events: Wednesday, November 4 Hearing: U.S. Policy After Russia’s Escalation in Syria 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building **Media RSVP […]
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