“As terrorists and repressive regimes in Russia, Iran and North Korea increasingly weaponize information to undermine our democratic values, the U.S. needs strong, agile and independent-minded international broadcasting to stand up for freedom and truth."
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the committee will convene a hearing on Thursday, December 6, at 10 a.m. entitled “Development, Diplomacy, and Defense: Promoting U.S. Interests in Africa.”
Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Ed Royce, the Committee’s Chairman, today announced that they have introduced legislation in the House condemning Russia’s recent aggression toward Ukrainian vessels attempting to pass through the Kerch Strait.
This week, the Foreign Affairs Committee unveiled a portrait of retiring Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) in a ceremony at the National Archives. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) was on hand to accept the portrait into the House collection, and he joined House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY), Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce and others in honoring the tireless statesman from Orange County.
“No one should be surprised that Vladimir Putin refuses to swear off future use of weapons-grade nerve agents. It is unacceptable that the administration lacks a plan – or even a timeline – for action on the second round of mandatory sanctions required by U.S. law."
“U.S. global health assistance is critical to the wellbeing of every American,” said Chairman Royce. “It saves lives, and advances key U.S. economic and security interests. That’s why no amount of waste or mismanagement can be tolerated. I look forward to working with the administration to implement this report’s recommendations and other improvements. We’ve got to get this right.”