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

  • Congressman Royce Applauds Decision to Let Comfort Women Statue Stand
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Asia and the Pacific

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the below statement after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a suit seeking the removal of the comfort women statue in Glendale’s Central Park: “I applaud the Supreme Court's decision to let the Glendale Peace Memorial stand. By remembering the past, including the women who suffered immensely, we help ensure these atrocities are never committed again. Now that the highest c... Read more

  • Chairman Royce Defends the Memory of "Comfort Women"
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Asia and the Pacific

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, delivered the following statement via a staff member at the Glendale Peace Memorial today in response to the Japanese's government's continuing efforts to remove the statue tribute to "comfort women": "It is an honor to address this important issue to which we have all been committed for so long. And I want to thank the city of Glendale for its efforts to protect this important monument. As Chairman of t... Read more

  • Chairman Royce Celebrates the Lunar New Year
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Asia and the Pacific

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, celebrated the Lunar New Year this past weekend throughout Southern California. He attended the following events: - Irvine Chinese School/SCCCA Lunar New Year Event (Irvine, CA) - Sunny Hills High School Lunar New Year Event (Fullerton, CA) - Hsi Lai Temple Lunar New Year Event (Hacienda Heights, CA) - Korean American Federation of Orange County's 2017 New Year Music Night (Anaheim, CA) - Orange County S... Read more

  • Chairman Royce Recognizes the Lunar New Year
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Asia and the Pacific

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after introduction of a resolution he cosponsored calling for Congressional recognition of the Lunar New Year: "The Lunar New Year brings friends and family together for good food, festivities, and blessings for the new year. Asian Americans make up a vibrant part of the American story; it's only right that the United States Congress recognizes the millions of people cele... Read more

  • Chairman Royce Recognizes Korean American Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Asia and the Pacific

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and former Chairman of the U.S.-Republic of Korea Interparliamentary Exchange, released the following statement to mark Korean American Day today: "Since January 13, 1903, when the first Korean families reached the United States, Korean Americans have taken root and thrived in our country through their strong family ties and hard work. In my own district, I am continually impressed with the Korean America... Read more

  • Chairman Royce Launches Asian American Community Working Group
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Asia and the Pacific

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, recently launched the Asian Pacific Congressional Advisory Council (APCAC). The working group made up of local leaders of Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian, Korean, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese descent will meet with Chairman Royce on a regular basis to discuss federal issues of concern to the Asian American community in Southern California. “As a representative of a vibrant Asian American community, meeting th... Read more

  • 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

  • U.S. government to stop using these words to refer to minorities
    Posted in Ed in the News on May 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Asia and the Pacific

    U.S. government to stop using these words to refer to minorities The federal government will no longer use the terms "Negro" and "Oriental" after President Barack Obama signed a bill into law. The official terms will be African-American and Asian-American. Welcome to 2016. In a rare show of bipartisan support, the measure H.R.4238, passed unanimously in the House of Representatives and the Senate earlier this year. Obama signed it into law Friday. The measure updates the terms the U.S. federal g... Read more

  • Royce-Supported Bill to Remove Term "Orientals" from Federal Law Signed By President
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Asia and the Pacific

    Today, the President of the United States signed legislation first authored by U.S. Representatives Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) and Ed Royce (R-Calif.) to strike the term "Oriental" from preexisting federal law and replace it with “Asian American.” The newly signed bill, H.R. 4238, also removes the terms "Negroes," "Indians," and "Eskimos" from federal law. “Nobody, let alone the federal government, should use a hurtful term like ‘Orientals’ when referring to Americans of Asian descent. Our country is a... Read more