U.S. Representative Ed Royce

39th District of California

Rep. Royce Lends Support to Los Angeles Olympics Bid

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U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, recently wrote the United States Olympic Committee in support of the Committee's potential selection of Los Angeles as the American bid city for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

"America needs to put its best foot forward as it chases the 2024 Olympics. Los Angeles has the infrastructure and facilities necessary to host a successful Olympics that will also be an economic boon for Southern California," said Rep. Royce.

Rep. Royce was joined in signing the letter by 20 other members of California's Congressional delegation, including U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) and U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park).

The letter, which was sent on Friday, November 14, can be viewed here.

The text of the letter follows:
November 13, 2014

United States Olympic Committee
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Dear Members of the United States Olympic Committee,
We write to express our enthusiastic support for bringing the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to Los Angeles.
We understand that the United States Olympic Committee intends to select an American bid city in the coming months to compete at the international level to host the 2024 Games. We stand ready to partner with the City of Los Angeles in this endeavor to make it as successful as our efforts to bring the 2015 Special Olympics World Games to Southern California.
Los Angeles is a vibrant and diverse city that embodies the highest ideals of the Olympic spirit. From the rich Olympic tradition to the world-class infrastructure, the natural beauty of the region to the hospitality, Los Angeles has the ability to provide a second to none atmosphere for the athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators.
We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and the City of Los Angeles as we pursue a winning American bid.
Rep. Xavier Becerra
Rep. Karen Bass
Rep. Julia Brownley
Rep. Ken Calvert
Rep. Tony Cárdenas
Rep. Judy Chu
Rep. Janice Hahn
Rep. Alan S. Lowenthal
Rep. Grace Napolitano
Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Rep. Edward R. Royce
Rep. Linda T. Sánchez
Rep. Loretta Sanchez
Rep. Adam B. Schiff
Rep. Brad Sherman
Rep. Mark Takano
Rep. Dina Titus
Rep. Juan Vargas
Rep. Maxine Waters
Rep. Henry A. Waxman

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