Mihaylo Alum and Current Congressman Chosen by GOP to Chair House Committee

Congressman Ed Royce, business administration-accounting ’77, will chair the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and his role will begin when the 113th Congress first meets on January 3, 2013.

Royce will be just the third Californian chosen by the GOP to chair the House committees in the new Congress.

“I was honored to have the support of so many colleagues on the committee. I look forward to proving their confidence in me, working with them and all members of the committee to defend America abroad,” said Congressman Royce.

He was first elected to the California State Senate in 1982 and later won a seat in the House of Representatives in 1993 where he served the 39th district. Since entering into Congress, Royce has served on the Foreign Affairs Committee with a strong focus on economic issues.

In a statement, Royce said, “we are only as strong as we are at home. The committee will focus on expanding economic opportunities for Americans overseas. That includes reforming our too bureaucratic export control system.”

Royce is currently in his tenth term in Congress and represents Southern California’s 40th district and is currently serving on two committees: Committee of Financial Services and Committee of Foreign Affairs. Under the Committee of Financial services, Royce serves on two subcommittees: Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, plus Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.

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