U.S. Representative Ed Royce

39th District of California
 
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  • Rep. Royce Leads Bipartisan Effort to Keep Russia Sanctions In Place
    Posted in Ed in the News on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Democrats and some Republicans want to stop Trump from lifting Russia sanctions Democrats and a handful of Republicans are rallying around a bill designed to prevent President Donald Trump from lifting sanctions on Russia without congressional approval. The measure, introduced by Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, and cosponsored by top Democrats and at least three Republicans, would give Congress 120 days to block lifting any sanctions on Russia imposed in response to actions in Ukraine and Russia's... Read more

  • Pentagon to Pay Back Soldiers Whose Reenlistment Bonuses Were Garnished
    Posted in Ed in the News on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Affairs

    Pentagon to Pay Back Soldiers Whose Reenlistment Bonuses Were Garnished Thousands of veterans who were forced to pay back the millions of dollars in bonuses they'd gotten for reenlisting to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan will get their money back. The Pentagon announced Tuesday it has set up a process to reimburse or eliminate the debts of some 17,000 members of the California Army National Guard who got the bonuses between 2004 and 2010. "The process is in place," said acting Undersecretary of D... Read more

  • California representatives want more information on government animal testing
    Posted in Ed in the News on December 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Waste/Pork

    Federal agencies don’t do enough to track and justify their use of live animals for research, several members of Congress wrote in a letter asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office to examine the issue. Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) and Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) led the letter, which also was backed by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Downey), Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) and Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) and eight other House members. “We have discovered it is impossible to determine what federal animal... Read more

  • House passes two sanctions bills, sending foreign policy message on Iran and Syria
    Posted in Ed in the News on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Terrorism

    House passes two sanctions bills, sending foreign policy message on Iran and Syria The House laid down markers Tuesday as to how it will try to shape foreign policy going into the new administration by passing two sanctions bills: one targeting Iran, the other Syria. The House overwhelmingly passed a 10-year extension of the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) by a vote of 419 to 1. The ISA forms the basis for energy, banking and defense sanctions against Iran’s nuclear and missile activities, and was set ... Read more

  • House launches investigation of National Guard bonus reclaiming
    Posted in Ed in the News on October 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans' Affairs

    House launches investigation of National Guard bonus reclaiming A House oversight committee on Tuesday launched an investigation into the Army National Guard reclaiming wartime re-enlistment bonuses. The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform requested the service turn over all documents and audits related to it taking back the decade-old payments of $15,000 or more to soldiers who agreed to re-enlist for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Tuesday, President Obama called on the Defense D... Read more

  • Stumpf’s Bad Day: A Summary of Lawmakers’ Withering Attacks
    Posted in Ed in the News on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    Stumpf’s Bad Day: A Summary of Lawmakers’ Withering Attacks John Stumpf walked into a firing line Thursday when he appeared before lawmakers who were furious over revelations that Wells Fargo & Co. may have opened 2 million customer accounts that were fictitious or unauthorized. Attacks from members of the House Financial Services Committee ranged from implying that he sold shares in 2013 because he knew the scandal would tank the stock to assertions that he should be imprisoned and that the ent... Read more

  • North Korea Nuclear Test Puts Pressure on U.S.
    Posted in Ed in the News on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    North Korea Nuclear Test Puts Pressure on U.S. Washington assesses options for acting on own in face of China’s apparent reluctance to rein in ally Calls for punitive action echoed around the world after North Korea’s nuclear test on Friday, but the narrow scope for international cooperation against Pyongyang is putting pressure on Washington to act on its own. South Korea’s president said she would seek stronger sanctions through the United Nations Security Council, and the top U.S. and Russian... Read more

  • Rep. Ed Royce Seeks to Block Cash Ransoms to Iran
    Posted in Ed in the News on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    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. The “Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act (HR 5931)” has three main objectives: It makes clear that the Obama Administration violated longstanding U.S. policy by releasing prisoners and paying ransom for the... Read more

  • The Fix Is Out: Fannie and Freddie Heading for New Troubles
    Posted in Ed in the News on August 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    The Fix Is Out: Fannie and Freddie Heading for New Troubles The hole at the corner of 15th and L streets, in downtown Washington, is deep -- and getting deeper. Earth-movers there are laying the foundations of a shiny new headquarters for Fannie Mae, the bailed-out giant of American mortgages. But the sleek design, replete with glass sky bridges, belies a sober reality: Fannie Mae and its cousin, Freddie Mac, are once again headed for trouble. In fact, there’s almost no way around it. On Jan. 1,... Read more

  • GOP rips 'reckless' Gitmo transfers
    Posted in Ed in the News on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    Republicans are slamming President Obama for sending 15 detainees out of the Guantánamo Bay prison camp, the administration's largest batch of transfers to date. “In its race to close Gitmo, the Obama administration is doubling down on policies that put American lives at risk,” Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a written statement. Late Monday, the Pentagon announced that 15 detainees from Guantánamo had been sent to the United Arab Emirates. Ther... Read more