U.S. Representative Ed Royce

39th District of California
 
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  • Royce Calls on President Trump to Reaffirm Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Asia and the Pacific

    Washington, D.C. – Ahead of President Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) – along with 150 of his colleagues – sent a letter to President Trump that emphasizes the mutual interests between the U.S. and Taiwan and urges the president to reaffirm the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances as the cornerstone of U.S.-Taiwan bilateral relations. Text of the letter is below, and a signed copy is available here. Dear Mr. President: We write... Read more

  • Chairman Royce Introduces Shark Fin Sales Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Today, U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-MP) introduced the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (H.R. 1456) to make the possession, sale, and purchase of shark fins illegal acts in the United States. “The United States can set an example for the rest of the world by shutting down its market for shark fins, which are often harvested by leaving these animals to die a slow and painful death at the bottom of the o... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • A supreme leader's ransom
    Posted in Columns and Opinions on August 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Terrorism

    A supreme leader's ransom In January, a jet touched down in the Iranian capital of Tehran. Its mission was to pick up four American hostages. The Obama administration paid a heavy price for their freedom, releasing or closing cases against 21 Iranians convicted or accused of serious crimes from sanctions evasion to purchasing equipment for Iran’s illegal weapons programs. Unfortunately, the true cost to the United States is becoming clearer. We now know that a second aircraft landed in Tehran th... Read more

  • All we are saying is give women a chance to bring peace
    Posted in Ed in the News on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    All we are saying is give women a chance to bring peace Who can forget the iconic lyrics from John Lennon's anthem "Give Peace A Chance"? Well, women can turn the lyrics into reality if given the chance to engage in peace negotiations around the world. At a recent hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, "Women Fighting for Peace: Lessons for Today's Conflicts," it was shown that although women's roles historically were limited between 1992 and 2011 in official peace negotiations around t... Read more

  • Chairman Royce: Covered Agreement Delay Harms U.S. Insurers and Consumers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Financial Services

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned witnesses on the merits of the United States reaching a covered agreement with the E.U. during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Impact of International Regulatory Standards on the Competitiveness of U.S. Insurers: Part II.” "I am concerned that Congress may be exporting the state vs. federal ‘turf war’ into the international arena to the detriment of U.S. companies and consumers.The U.S. has much to gain by moving forwa... Read more

  • Chairman Royce Explores Global Coordination to Halt Money Laundering for Financing Terrorism
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Financial Services

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, questioned witnesses on preventing money laundering from financing global terrorism at a Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing hearing entitled “Trading with the Enemy: Trade-Based Money Laundering is the Growth Industry in Terror Finance." “I guess the real surprise here is just how much money we’re talking about in terms of revenues to these governments in the Western hemisphere, across the develo... Read more

  • House chairman demands answers from Kerry over ‘ransom’ to Iran
    Posted in Ed in the News on February 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Financial Services

    House chairman demands answers from Kerry over ‘ransom’ to Iran House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce is demanding answers from Secretary of State John Kerry on why the administration last month paid Iran a $1.7 billion settlement, which many Republicans have likened to a “ransom” payment tied to the recent release of American prisoners. The administration contends the payment was made to settle long pending claim before an international tribunal in The Hague set up to resolve disput... Read more

  • Chairman Royce Statement on President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, DC – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s last State of the Union Address: “For seven years, President Obama has focused more on befriending our enemies than helping our allies. And the results have been increasingly dangerous to our nation. ISIS, Iran, and the North Korean regime are on a roll, and this administration is getting rolled. “Tonight the president could have used his address to change cou... Read more