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Celebrating RepRESENTATIVE Ed Royce


Capping off 36 years public service, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce was celebrated and honored at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on December 17, 2018.

More than 350 supporters, staffers and elected officials gathered in the Library’s White House East Room to celebrate Royce’s successful career. He currently holds one of the top posts in Congress as chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The Richard Nixon Foundation presented Rep. Royce with the “Champion of the American Dream Award”, becoming the second individual to receive this distinguished honor. The first was longtime chairman of the Nixon Foundation and friend of the Nixon family, Ambassador George Argyros in 2016.

“I might be a New Yorker, but I know that the good people of Southern California are proud of their native son,” said Christopher Nixon Cox, Nixon Foundation Board Member, and grandson of President and Mrs. Nixon. “It’s your understanding of so many of the complexities of our world that makes you a superb chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and makes you one of the most important leaders in Congress today.”

Royce is retiring after serving eleven terms in Congress, representing the 39th Congressional District and nine years as a member of the California State Senate.