Congressman Ed Royce

Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
Washington, D.C.

Now serving his 13th term in Congress, Chairman Royce serves California's 39th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties.

For the 114th Congress, Royce was selected to be Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and he has held that position since January 2013. As chairman, Royce is a leader in the global fight to advance human rights, free and fair elections, and solutions to promote security and economic growth.

Royce is one of our nation's premier representatives to foreign governments around the world, and is a strong advocate of a foreign policy that keeps the American homeland safe. Immediately prior to becoming Chairman of the Committee, Royce served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and a member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.

Chairman Royce has built a strong record as an effective legislator and common-sense conservative. In 2014, he spearheaded bipartisan congressional opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement – warning that the deal fails to shut off the regime’s path to a nuclear weapon. Today he continues to lead efforts to hold Iran accountable for its dangerous and provocative acts, while also pushing for robust policies to take the fight to radical Islamist terrorists both on the ground and over the Internet.

A California native, Royce is a graduate of the California State University, Fullerton, School of Business Administration. Royce and his wife Marie have been married for 30 years and are longtime residents of Orange County.