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***Canyon fire 2 update***
This week, Californians from all over the state, including right here in Orange County, have experienced some of the worst wild fires in our state’s history. My staff and I have been in close contact with FEMA officials regarding the Anaheim Hills fire known as “Canyon Fire 2.” We received confirmation this past Tuesday that Orange County was approved for a fire management assistance grant which means we will get federal reimbursement for eligible state and local firefighting costs. 

According to the latest local reports, Anaheim fire officials announced fire crews had reached 75 percent containment of the 9,217-acre Canyon Fire 2 Saturday evening. An assistance center at the East Anaheim Gymnasium that has served almost 50 people encompassing 29 households affected by the fire will reopen for the final time from 9 a.m.-noon Monday.

While these wild fires have tragically impacted communities all across the state, our local fire fighters have bravely put their lives on the line to protect countless homes and families from complete devastation. These heroes deserve to be recognized for their selfless and heroic actions. Thank you for your service and please be safe as you continue battling these fires. 

All residents living in or near Anaheim: Please continue to monitor official police and fire social media accounts for updates regarding the ongoing Canyon Fire 2. While there are no evacuation orders in Orange County at this time, it's important to always be prepared.

Please visit https://www.ready.gov/evacuating-yourself-and-your-family and have everything you and your family need in case of an emergency evacuation.


Countering iran

The President’s recently announced stategy on countering Iran rightly focuses on the full range of deadly threats from the Iranian regime. Our relationship with Iran should not be defined by one flawed nuclear deal. From Yemen to Lebanon, Iran is working to impose its brutal theocratic rule throughout the region. It supports terrorist groups like Hezbollah, bolsters the ruthless Assad dictatorship, promotes instability through sectarianism in Iraq, and abuses the human rights of the Iranian people.

We cannot allow such a regime to become a nuclear power. The nuclear deal has significant flaws that must be addressed if that objective is going to be accomplished.

As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I am committed to work with the President to address these flaws, hold Iran strictly accountable to its commitments, and support efforts to counter all the Iranian threats. We’ll take an important step to that end on the House floor by passing bills to increase sanctions unrelated to JCPOA that target Iran’s support for terrorism and its ballistic missile program when Congress returns in the coming weeks.

This morning, I discussed how the United States can further our efforts to counter Iran with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures. Click below to watch the interview.


Video - my visit to Los Altos high school
Thank you to the students from Los Altos High School who put together this fantastic video of my recent visit! I was grateful for the opportunity to promote the Congressional App Challenge which Los Altos students have won two years in a row! Click below to watch. 

If you would like to learn more about the Congressional App Challenge, click on this link: https://tinyurl.com/yaxde5y4

Mark your calendars:
Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
In recognition for their invaluable service, Filipino WWII Veterans will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal--the highest honor that Congress can bestow. This special ceremony will take place on Wednesday October 25th in Washington, DC.

I am pleased invite these heroes or their family members to participate by registering here: https://www.filvetrep.org/registry


One Final Thought...
Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes from this past week... especially to all of my incredible staff who suprised me with a delicious cake this past Thursday!

I'm so grateful for another year with amazing friends and family!
 


As always, you can follow everything I am working on in California and Washington, D.C. through my website (http://royce.house.gov) on Twitter @RepEdRoyce, through Facebook at Rep. Ed Royce, or on Instagram at RepEdRoyce.

Sincerley, 
Representative Ed Royce


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