U.S. Representative Ed Royce

39th District of California
 
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  • Educational Talent Search Prepares High School Students for College
    Posted in Ed in the News on August 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Cal State Fullerton’s Talent Search program has been awarded two U.S. Department of Education grants that are expected to total $2.62 million over the five-year award period. The program was established in 1991 to identify students from disadvantaged backgrounds who attended Anaheim, Katella, Magnolia and Savanna high schools — where 87 percent of the two student bodies are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches — and provide a wide range of services and support in order for these students t... Read more

  • U.S. lawmakers blast Obama administration over ex-Guantanamo prisoner
    Posted in Ed in the News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    U.S. lawmakers blast Obama administration over ex-Guantanamo prisoner U.S. lawmakers sharply criticized President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday over the disappearance of a former Guantanamo detainee, calling for an end to transfers from the prison because of fears former prisoners could launch attacks on Americans. They also raised concerns about reports that Jihad Diyab, a Syrian among six detainees resettled in Uruguay in December 2014, has disappeared and may now be in Brazil. Oba... Read more

  • Morgan Freeman, Congress take a bite out of shark fin trade
    Posted in Ed in the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights

    Despite their menacing appearance and lethal bite, sharks are under threat. To protect the top predators of the deep, Congress joined with Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman Thursday to introduce the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act. The bill, which has bipartisan support, would ban all trade of shark fins within the United States. "Sharks are being killed for their fins, much like rhinos and elephants have been decimated due to the demand for their horns and tusks," Freeman said. "While shark finni... Read more

  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen 'Very Hopeful' for Economic Growth
    Posted in Ed in the News on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen 'Very Hopeful' for Economic Growth Fed Chair Janet Yellen rejected the notion that the Fed has a "third pillar" of policy to keep stock market prices afloat. On the second day of her semiannual congressional testimony Wednesday, Yellen was asked by Rep. Edward R. Royce, R-Calif., whether the U.S. central bank's monetary policy is tied to boosting Wall Street's equity values — in effect a "third pillar" to go along with the Fed's dual mandate of full employment and price st... Read more

  • On Capitol Hill, Yellen Finds Partisan Heat, Not Economic Light
    Posted in Ed in the News on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    On Capitol Hill, Yellen Finds Partisan Heat, Not Economic Light WASHINGTON — Year after year of disappointing growth in the United States. Disappearing middle-class jobs. Turmoil overseas, including the looming possibility that British voters will decide on Thursday to part ways with Europe. Urgent economic issues all. But what did some lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee want to talk about on Wednesday when the Federal Reserve chairwoman, Janet Yellen, was called before them for... Read more

  • EDITORIAL: Ontario ready to soar
    Posted in Ed in the News on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    L.A./Ontario International Airport took another big step toward local control Tuesday. The U.S. House passed by voice vote a bill by Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, authorizing the use of passenger facility fees at ONT to help pay off the cost of the airport’s two terminals – a condition of the agreement under which Los Angeles World Airports and the city of Los Angeles will turn over control of the facility to the Ontario International Airport Authority. The agreement calls for OIAA to pay LAWA $50... Read more

  • San Bernardino County could soon reclaim control of Ontario International Airport
    Posted in Ed in the News on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    San Bernardino County could soon reclaim control of Ontario International Airport San Bernardino County and the city of Ontario could reclaim control of Ontario International Airport under legislation that passed the House by a voice vote Tuesday afternoon. The legislation, H.R. 4369, allows some of the $2-per-passenger facility charge collected at the Ontario airport to be used at Los Angeles International Airport. A stipulation of Los Angeles World Airports' agreement to transfer Ontario Inter... Read more

  • Why is the military doing medical training on live animals? California lawmakers are asking.
    Posted in Ed in the News on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Rights

    Why is the military doing medical training on live animals? California lawmakers are asking. Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) and Joe Heck (R-Nevada) and nearly 70 bipartisan members of the U.S. House want to know how the military plans to stop using live animals in medical combat-trauma training. The Department of Defense began scaling back the use of pigs, goats, monkeys, chickens and other animals as part of its medical training in 2015. A letter from Speier and Heck, signed by the others... Read more

  • At least 12 released Guantanamo detainees implicated in attacks on Americans
    Posted in Ed in the News on June 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    At least 12 released Guantanamo detainees implicated in attacks on Americans The Obama administration believes that at least 12 detainees released from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have launched attacks against U.S. or allied forces in Afghanistan, killing about a half-dozen Americans, according to current and former U.S. officials. In March, a senior Pentagon official made a startling admission to lawmakers when he acknowledged that former Guantanamo inmates were responsible for the deat... Read more

  • GOP rep calls for management overhaul at TSA
    Posted in Ed in the News on May 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Waste/Pork

    GOP rep calls for management overhaul at TSA Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called for a management overhaul of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Sunday, saying the TSA could be more effective. While talking about legislation that would allow for hiring of more screeners to cut down on long lines, Royce said the TSA needs to step in and overhaul management. “One of the difficulties we've had is with a great deal of turnover over at TSA, ... Read more