U.S. Representative Ed Royce

39th District of California
 
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  • Chairman Royce Recognized as Leader in U.S.-Asia Relations and Asian American Advocacy
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Asia and the Pacific

    In recognition of his work on U.S.-Asia relations and advocacy for the Asian American community, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) has been awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the International Leadership Foundation (ILF). “Our country is a rich tapestry of cultural backgrounds and Asian Americans make up a vibrant part of the American story. As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, establishing strong ties between the United States and Asia has been... Read more

  • House Passes Royce-Supported California Drought Relief Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) voted in support of H.R. 5538, the Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017. The legislation includes substantial provisions for California drought relief. "Delivering relief from water shortages to California's families and farms shouldn't be about politics. I've worked to advance constructive solutions to the challenges our state faces while balancing environmental standards with the water needs o... Read more

  • Royce Presses Castro on Transparency and Accountability at HUD
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeowner Assistance

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro on the Federal Housing Agency's (FHA) forthcoming Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan guidelines and HUD's Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP) during a House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled "HUD Accountability.” “In August 2015, [FHA] Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ed Golding, who I see is with us today, announced anticipated guida... Read more

  • Royce Examines the Financial CHOICE Act vs. the Dodd-Frank Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned witnesses on impacts of the proposed Financial CHOICE Act versus those of the Dodd-Frank Act on capital formation, community financial institutions, and international financial regulation during today's House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled "Making a Financial Choice: More Capital or More Government Control?” “I have been struck by a view that I think is rather myopic: The view of some critics of the Financial CHOICE Act who have s... Read more

  • House Passes Royce Legislation to Promote Efficient Capital Formation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    Legislation authored by U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), the National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act (H.R. 5421), was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives today. The bill amends the Securities Act to clarify that the exemption from state registration should apply to national exchanges. “If you go back to 1996 as part of the National Securities Market Improvement Act, Congress acted to exempt three specific stock exchanges from state-by-state registration. "Why wa... Read more

  • Chairman Royce Investigates Iran's Use of Commercial Aircraft to Support Terrorism
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Terrorism

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, questioned witnesses on Iran's use of commercial aircraft to support terrorism during a Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Implications of U.S. Aircraft Sales to Iran.” “I’m going to the June 2011 Treasury designation of Iran Air, that it was ‘used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran’s Ministry of Defense… to transport military related equipment…Iran Air has shipped m... Read more

  • Rep. Royce Supports Better Mental Health Treatment and Patient Choice
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) voted in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016, and H.R. 1270, the Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015. H.R. 2646 calls for the largest comprehensive overhaul of mental health wellness programs in recent history, while H.R. 1270 allows for the purchase of over-the counter medication with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). “Nearly 10 million Americans have serious mental illnesses, but millions are going w... Read more

  • Royce: GSEs Should Be Engaged in More Risk-Sharing
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement on credit risk-sharing by the GSEs: "The GSEs should be engaged in significant and increasing risk transfer transactions. An all-of-the-above approach is needed to ensure all types and sizes of mortgage originators can help decrease taxpayer risk. While I applaud the FHFA's move today, Congress... Read more

  • Chairman Royce and Morgan Freeman Unveil Shark Finning Elimination Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights

    Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, unveiled the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act which would make the possession, sale, and purchase of shark fins in the United States illegal acts. “Shark finning, which leaves these animals to die a slow and painful death at the bottom of the ocean, is a cruel practice that needs to be stopped. When the United States leads, others follow. We should set an example by eliminating the shark fin trade rat... Read more

  • Royce Questions Chair Yellen on Stock Volatility and Monetary Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services, Economy and Jobs

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, questioned Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Janet Yellen at the House Financial Services Committee hearing "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy” today. “I am worried that the Federal Reserve has created a third pillar of monetary policy – that of a stable and rising stock market. I say that because then-Chairman Bernanke when he appeared here stated repeatedly that the goal of QE was... Read more