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Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act Advances to Senate Floor

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act (H.R. 3542), which sanctions Hamas — an Iran-backed terrorist organization — for using civilians as human shields – a gross violation of internationally recognized human rights.

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Senators to Trump: Tell Abbas to End ‘Pay-for-Slay’ Payments to Palestinian Terrorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-F), and Tom Cotton (R-AR) have written a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to demand that Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas end his government’s years-long practice of paying terrorists and their families for attacks against Israel and its citizens when he meets with him at the White House Wednesday.

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Royce Wants New Sanctions on Iran for Terrorist Travel Violation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, pushed for new sanctions against the Iranian regime following news that Iran’s Quds Force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani defied a United Nations resolution forbidding him from leaving his country.

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.

Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran July 14, 2015. REUTERS/TIMA/FILES

U.S. Lawmakers Still Take Aim at Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. lawmakers this week will consider three Republican-backed measures targeting the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran, which bitterly divides Washington a year after it was announced and could play a role in November’s elections.

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EXCLUSIVE – Ed Royce: Obama Robbed the Iranian People

BEVERLY HILLS — Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) said the Obama Administration essentially robbed the Iranian people of their chance at freedom from the oppressive theocratic regime, citing a missed opportunity during the Islamic Republic’s 2009 presidential election.

Business Groups Push Congress to Revive Export-Import Bank

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs conducted a subcommittee hearing on Friday over whether or not Congress should reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank, which expired this summer, with many businesses encouraging Congress to vote to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank next week.

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Iran Deal: Royce Hits Back at Obama

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, hit back at President Barack Obama for a speech Wednesday in which he defended the Iran deal by claiming that Republicans are making “common cause” with the hard-liners of the Iranian regime.

‘Crunch Time for U.S., Israel’: Royce Reacts to Bibi Speech

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) on Tuesday reacted to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic address to Congress by warning that time is of the essence, writing that it is now “crunch time” for the U.S. and Israel in the face of a growing terrorist threat.

Royce Pens Bipartisan Letter to Obama Against Iran Deal

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member of the Committee Rep. Elliot Engel (D-NY) distributed an undated, bipartisan letter they intend to send to President Barack Obama as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s addresses a joint session of Congress. The letter underscores the widely-held belief that Iran cannot be trusted, particularly when taking into accounting the secretive nature of its past weapons program.

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Royce Backs Netanyahu on Iran

Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) highlighted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday as a critical event and expressed his concern over the unprecedented contention he has been witnessing surrounding Netanyahu’s appearance.