Rule of law should lead transition in Venezuela

Op-Ed
It is time for the people of Venezuela to take a long, hard look at the current state of their country and what their flagging economy portends for their future. The truth is, President Chavez grossly mismanaged vast Venezuelan resources, using over a trillion dollars in oil assets for political purposes, rather than for the long- term benefit of the Venezuelan people. Under his leadership, daily production of the state-owned and managed oil company fell by nearly a million barrels a day. Meanwhile, Venezuela is experiencing record inflation, a devalued currency, widespread poverty and pervasive scarcity and shortages of basic goods.
Read More

A Look Ahead: House Foreign Affairs Committee

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the following upcoming Committee event: Wednesday, March 13 Subcommittee Hearing: The Rebalance to Asia: Why South Asia Matters (Part II) 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Rep. […]
Read More

Chairman Royce Statement on the Death of Hugo Chavez

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement on the death of Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez: “Hugo Chavez was a tyrant who forced the people of Venezuela to live in fear.  His death dents the alliance of anti-U.S. leftist leaders in South America.  Good riddance to this dictator.  “Venezuela once […]
Read More

Chairman Royce Spotlights North Korea Regime’s Criminal Activities at Hearing – Today 10 a.m.

Press Release
Chairman Royce Opening Statement Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will convene a hearing entitled, “North Korea’s Criminal Activities:  Financing the Regime,” THIS MORNING at 10 a.m.  Live webcast and witness testimony are available HERE. Chairman Royce’s opening statement (as prepared for delivery) at the hearing […]
Read More

Chairman Royce To Spotlight North Korea Regime’s Criminal Activities at Hearing – Tomorrow 10 a.m.

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will convene a hearing entitled, “North Korea’s Criminal Activities:  Financing the Regime,” TOMORROW at 10 a.m. On February 12, North Korea detonated its third nuclear device, in defiance of United Nations sanction resolutions and calls from the international community.  The […]
Read More

Chairman Royce To Spotlight North Korea Regime’s Criminal Activities

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that he will convene a hearing on Tuesday, March 5 entitled, “North Korea’s Criminal Activities:  Financing the Regime.” Chairman Royce said:  “America’s North Korea policy has been nothing but a bipartisan failure.  From the Clinton Administration to the […]
Read More

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel to Introduce “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act”

Press Release
[Upon introduction, the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act was assigned the following bill number :  H.R. 850.] Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Eliot Engel, the Committee’s Ranking Member, will introduce bipartisan sanctions legislation aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability, and further […]
Read More

Chairman Royce Congratulates South Korea’s First Female President

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement congratulating President Park Geun-hye on her inauguration as the first female President of the Republic of Korea: Chairman Royce said, “I congratulate President Park, northeast Asia’s first elected female leader, on her inauguration as President […]
Read More