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As chairman of the House Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee, Rep. Rohrabacher has been at the forefront of many foreign policy and national security issues in the region, including Russian-U.S. relations, democracy development in Eastern Europe, and the role of NATO in the 21st century.


The EE&ET Subcommittee has a vast regional jurisdiction, including Europe, Central Asia, Russia, and Turkey, as well as any emerging threats worldwide. As such, there are a large number of foreign policy and national security issues that must be considered. Rep. Rohrabacher is committed to strengthening alliances with our European allies and promoting development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Many pressing issues are affecting these regions and, thereby, U.S. national security interests. The rise of ISIS and continued violence in Syria and Iraq has created a refugee migration crisis that is affecting many of our European partners. In partial response to the instability in Iraq and Syria, Rep. Rohrabacher recently introduced H.R. 4017, the Save Christians from Genocide Act. The resolution recognizes that Christians and Yazidis in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, and Libya are targets of genocide and, as such, they should be given first priority among refugee and immigration applications.

One of Rep. Rohrabacher’s main goals as chairman of the EE&ET Subcommittee has been to improve relations between the U.S. and Russia. Rep. Rohrabacher is one of the leading figures on Capitol Hill working on this issue. He often meets with Russian government officials to discuss areas of possible bilateral cooperation between and how the two countries could build relations.


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Oct 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Concerning the Spanish government’s forceful reaction last weekend to an effort by Catalonians to vote on independence, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, released the following statement:

People have the right to self-determination. Many Catalonians last Sunday attempted to assert that right in what was an unauthorized referendum on independence. The Spanish government’s use of brutal force to suppress the that assertion was an unwise overreaction.

Sep 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, released the following statement on the massacre of Burma’s ethnic Rohingyas, as well as ongoing attacks on Karen and Kareni tribes:

Aug 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Concerning the terrorist attack Thursday in Barcelona, Spain, which killed 13 people and injured more than 100, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher released the following statement:

Aug 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Thursday released the following statement on North Korea:

Suddenly Americans are again thinking the unthinkable. The prospect of a nuclear exchange, this time precipitated by North Korea’s mad dictator, had been lost in the mists of the Cold War. Nevertheless, Kim Jong Un, who has murdered members of his own family in his pursuit of unchallenged power, must be taken seriously as he threatens nuclear holocaust.

Aug 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher today drew the attention of members of Congress to a report of “major significance in the debate over Russia’s involvement in the last election.”

The report, drawn up by intelligence community veterans, concluded that the so-called hacking of the Democratic National Committee before last year’s elections could not have been done by Russians, but was instead an inside job made to look like Moscow’s handiwork.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, convened a hearing Tuesday on last week’s violence that took place in front of Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C., upon President Recep Tayip Erdogan’s visit to the nation’s capital. The hearing featured as witnesses American citizens who were brutally assaulted by Erdogan’s armed security guards.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Upon news of Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester, England, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, released the following statement:

Apr 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Concerning his recent trip to Spain, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher today released the following statement:

Last week, as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, I led a congressional delegation to several European countries – including Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and Spain. In Barcelona, I met with Catalonian President Puigdemont. Among the topics we discussed: the movement for Catalan independence from Spain.

Apr 3, 2017 News and Commentary

Representative Dana Rohrabacher was interviewed on Fox News regarding allegations that President Donald Trump and his campaign staff had illicit contact with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election. Video of the interview that originally aired on April 1, 2017,  may be accessed by visiting Fox News.

Mar 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, joined by three other congressmen, announced Thursday he would deliver some 50,000 signatures to the House Judiciary Committee urging action to be taken on his “Save the Christians from Genocide Act.” The legislation would place Christians and Yazidis facing annihilation in the Middle East at the front of the U.S. immigrant and refugee line.