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  • Reps. Royce and Gonzalez Kickstart Bipartisan Effort to Crack Down on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services, Terrorism

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) introduced H.R. 4373, the bipartisan Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Modernization Act or the AML and CTF Modernization Act which strengthens the United States anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) system. “Financial criminals and terrorists have evolved in the decades since our anti-money laundering regime was built but our regulatory structure hasn’t kept... Read more

  • Royce Statement on Recent Immigration Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding the Administration's recent immigration-related executive order: “I support measures to better guard against threats from terror hotspots and strengthen our vetting process, but I have serious concerns with the implementation of this executive order. It is now clear that proper coordination and communication with appropriate agencies and law enforcement did not ... Read more

  • House passes two sanctions bills, sending foreign policy message on Iran and Syria
    Posted in Ed in the News on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Terrorism

    House passes two sanctions bills, sending foreign policy message on Iran and Syria The House laid down markers Tuesday as to how it will try to shape foreign policy going into the new administration by passing two sanctions bills: one targeting Iran, the other Syria. The House overwhelmingly passed a 10-year extension of the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) by a vote of 419 to 1. The ISA forms the basis for energy, banking and defense sanctions against Iran’s nuclear and missile activities, and was set ... Read more

  • North Korea Nuclear Test Puts Pressure on U.S.
    Posted in Ed in the News on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    North Korea Nuclear Test Puts Pressure on U.S. Washington assesses options for acting on own in face of China’s apparent reluctance to rein in ally Calls for punitive action echoed around the world after North Korea’s nuclear test on Friday, but the narrow scope for international cooperation against Pyongyang is putting pressure on Washington to act on its own. South Korea’s president said she would seek stronger sanctions through the United Nations Security Council, and the top U.S. and Russian... Read more

  • Rep. Ed Royce Seeks to Block Cash Ransoms to Iran
    Posted in Ed in the News on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    Rep. Ed Royce Seeks to Block Cash Ransoms to Iran On Tuesday, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) introduced legislation to prevent and ensure that the United States will never again makes ransom payments, or other cash payouts, to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The “Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act (HR 5931)” has three main objectives: It makes clear that the Obama Administration violated longstanding U.S. policy by releasing prisoners and paying ransom for the... Read more

  • GOP rips 'reckless' Gitmo transfers
    Posted in Ed in the News on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    Republicans are slamming President Obama for sending 15 detainees out of the Guantánamo Bay prison camp, the administration's largest batch of transfers to date. “In its race to close Gitmo, the Obama administration is doubling down on policies that put American lives at risk,” Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a written statement. Late Monday, the Pentagon announced that 15 detainees from Guantánamo had been sent to the United Arab Emirates. Ther... Read more

  • A supreme leader's ransom
    Posted in Columns and Opinions on August 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Terrorism

    A supreme leader's ransom In January, a jet touched down in the Iranian capital of Tehran. Its mission was to pick up four American hostages. The Obama administration paid a heavy price for their freedom, releasing or closing cases against 21 Iranians convicted or accused of serious crimes from sanctions evasion to purchasing equipment for Iran’s illegal weapons programs. Unfortunately, the true cost to the United States is becoming clearer. We now know that a second aircraft landed in Tehran th... Read more

  • Chairman Royce Investigates Iran's Use of Commercial Aircraft to Support Terrorism
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, questioned witnesses on Iran's use of commercial aircraft to support terrorism during a Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Implications of U.S. Aircraft Sales to Iran.” “I’m going to the June 2011 Treasury designation of Iran Air, that it was ‘used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran’s Ministry of Defense… to transport military related equipment…Iran Air has shipped m... Read more

  • U.S. lawmakers blast Obama administration over ex-Guantanamo prisoner
    Posted in Ed in the News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    U.S. lawmakers blast Obama administration over ex-Guantanamo prisoner U.S. lawmakers sharply criticized President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday over the disappearance of a former Guantanamo detainee, calling for an end to transfers from the prison because of fears former prisoners could launch attacks on Americans. They also raised concerns about reports that Jihad Diyab, a Syrian among six detainees resettled in Uruguay in December 2014, has disappeared and may now be in Brazil. Oba... Read more

  • At least 12 released Guantanamo detainees implicated in attacks on Americans
    Posted in Ed in the News on June 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    At least 12 released Guantanamo detainees implicated in attacks on Americans The Obama administration believes that at least 12 detainees released from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have launched attacks against U.S. or allied forces in Afghanistan, killing about a half-dozen Americans, according to current and former U.S. officials. In March, a senior Pentagon official made a startling admission to lawmakers when he acknowledged that former Guantanamo inmates were responsible for the deat... Read more

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