Chairman Royce Opening Statement for al-Shabaab Hearing

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – This morning at 10 a.m., U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will convene a hearing to examine the growing threat of al-Shabaab,  the Somalia-based and al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organization.  The hearing, entitled “Al-Shabaab: How Great a Threat?,” follows the brutal and deadly attack at the Westgate Mall […]
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Tuesday/Wednesday Committee Events Postponed

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The following scheduled Committee events have been postponed until a later date:    Tuesday, October 1 Subcommittee Hearing: Human Rights Abuses in Egypt 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building * *Postponed until TBD date Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Rep. Chris Smith […]
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ICYMI Video: Chairman Royce Floor Statement on State Department Authorization Legislation Focusing on Embassy Security

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, spoke on the House floor in support of the bipartisan Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act for FY 2014 (H.R. 2848). The legislation, a fiscally responsible State Department authorization bill to improve security at U.S. embassies and diplomatic […]
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Chairman Royce Statement on President Obama’s Phone Call with Iran’s President Rouhani

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on President Obama’s phone conversation with Iran’s President Rouhani: “Our damaging sanctions have gotten Rouhani on the phone.  We must increase the economic pressure until Iran stops its nuclear drive.” NOTE:  Chairman Royce is the […]
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A Look Ahead – Week of September 30 – October 4

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the following upcoming Committee events: Tuesday, October 1 Subcommittee Hearing: Human Rights Abuses in Egypt 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Rep. Chris Smith […]
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Chairman Royce to Convene Hearing on al-Shabaab in Wake of Kenya Shopping Mall Attack

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that on Thursday, October 3, he will convene a hearing to examine the growing threat of al-Shabaab,  the Somalia-based and al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organization. Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “We’ve known for some time that the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group […]
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Chairman Royce Applauds Charles Taylor Appeals Ruling

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauded today’s Charles Taylor appeals ruling, in which the court upheld his 50-year prison sentence.  Last year, the former Liberian President was found guilty of 11 counts of war crimes that the Special Court for Sierra Leone described as “amongst […]
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U.S. needs action, not words, from Iran

Op-Ed
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's visit to the United Nations this week is being analyzed in excruciating detail for signs that the long-stalled negotiations over Iran's nuclear program can finally gain traction. What exactly did Rouhani mean when he talked about peace and moderation? The media blitz has been interesting, but what really matters is what Rouhani does with his first 100 days in office.
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