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Retiring California U.S. Rep. Royce Discusses Work On Foreign Affairs, Humanitarian Assistance In Devex Interview

Devex: Q&A: A career spent advocating for effective U.S. foreign assistance
“After 26 years in the U.S. Congress and six years as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Ed Royce is retiring. The Republican from California was known in the development and humanitarian community as a tireless advocate for effective United States foreign assistance programs. His departure, along with that of his counterpart Senator Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, has led NGOs to honor their work advancing a robust development agenda while looking out for champions for the same issues in the next Congress…” (Welsh, 12/11).

Devex: Royce leaves lasting legacy on development
“…Royce channeled the personal passion for effective and robust U.S. foreign aid programs into accomplishments on numerous development and humanitarian issues throughout his career in Congress — from programs in Africa to reforming U.S. food assistance, to helping create a new U.S. development finance institution through the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act…” (Welsh, 12/11).