Chairman Royce Statement on President Obama’s Refusal to Meet with Russian President Putin

Press Release
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 refusal to meet with Russian President Putin in Moscow in September: “This should help make clear that the Russian government’s giving Edward Snowden ‘refugee’ status is unacceptable.  Snowden should be sent to […]
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Al Qaeda’s threat to U.S. embassies is real

Op-Ed
This past weekend, following renewed security threats against U.S. diplomats abroad, the State Department ordered a number of embassies around the world closed as a precautionary measure. Our government must take whatever steps are necessary to protect U.S. diplomats and other personnel serving abroad.
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Rohani or no Rohani, we must increase the pressure on Iran

Op-Ed
Before the election of President Hassan Rouhani , Iran’s centrifuges were spinning at an unprecedented pace. After his election, they continue to not only spin, but multiply. In response, the United States must once again deliver a firm message to Tehran: Halt your illicit nuclear program or face isolation and financial ruin. Although international sanctions over its illicit nuclear program have sent its economy into a tailspin, the ruling elite — from President Rouhani to Supreme Leader Khameni — remain undeterred.
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Chairman Royce Statement on Recent Edward Snowden Developments

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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 the recent developments relating to Edward Snowden in Russia: “Those who are entrusted with the security of our country must be held to the highest standard of accountability. There is no excuse for actions […]
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House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes State Department Authorization Legislation Focusing on Embassy Security

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[An updated section-by-section summary of H.R. 2848 to be considered by the House is available HERE] Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), passed by voice vote, a fiscally responsible State Department authorization bill to improve security at U.S. embassies and diplomatic facilities around the world, […]
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Chairman Royce Applauds Committee Passage of Taiwan Policy Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), passed, as amended, the Taiwan Policy Act of 2013 (H.R. 419), bipartisan legislation that expresses support for Taiwan and strengthens the U.S.-Taiwan relationship politically, economically and through security assistance. [A summary of the Committee action, including text of all […]
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Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act”

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed by an overwhelming majority the bipartisan “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act,” introduced by U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Committee.  The legislation, H.R. 850, increases pressure on the Iranian regime amid its […]
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Chairman Royce Floor Statement During this Afternoon’s House Consideration of Bipartisan “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act”

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Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, the House of Representatives will consider the bipartisan Nuclear Iran Prevention Act (H.R. 850), introduced by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member.  Approved unanimously by the Committee in May, the bill has 378 co-sponsors. During today’s […]
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Chairman Royce Introduces State Department Authorization Legislation Focusing on Embassy Security

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Committee to Consider Measure Thursday Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee introduced a fiscally responsible State Department authorization bill to improve security at U.S. embassies and diplomatic facilities around the world.  H.R. 2848, the “Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act for FY […]
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Chairman Royce Statement on Upcoming Election in Zimbabwe

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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 Zimbabwe’s upcoming elections, scheduled for July 31: “Robert Mugabe has mercilessly ruled over the people of Zimbabwe for 33 years. For more than three decades the government systemically suppressed opposition voices, promoted corruption at […]
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