U.S. Representative Ed Royce

39th District of California
 
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  • Reps. Royce, Maloney, Love and Keating Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights, Human Rights

    Reps. Royce, Maloney, Love and Keating Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Human Trafficking Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Mia Love (R-UT), and Bill Keating (D-MA) have introduced the End Banking for Human Traffickers Act (H.R. 2219) to help law enforcement and the financial industry better detect money laundering related to human trafficking. Chairman Royce: “Human trafficking has devastated the lives of tens of mil... 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

  • 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

  • Rep. Royce Supports Common Sense Tort Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights

    Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) voted for the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015, legislation to protect California's residents and small businesses from the costs of frivolous lawsuits: “Wasteful litigation hurts California's businesses, gums up our courts, and detracts from those who have genuine grievances to file. The Fairness in Class Litigation Act ensures that class action lawsuits can be filed only by those with cause to do so." The Fairness in Class Action... Read more

  • Rep. Royce & OCDA Sponsor Human Trafficking Prevention Training Session
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights

    The office of U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) in conjunction with the office of Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) invite you to attend an Anti-Human Trafficking Training Seminar this week designed specifically for those who work in the hospitality industry. “Our training seminar will ensure that those who work in Orange County's hospitality industry are immediately able to recognize human trafficking as i... Read more

  • Rep. Royce Statement on Passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, legislation that the President is anticipated to sign into law: "The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act extends protections to the victims of trafficking long after they are freed, and allows law enforcement officers to use new investigative tools to get more offenders off our streets. Today marks a major step in the ef... Read more

  • Prayers offered in Costa Mesa for victims of human trafficking
    Posted in Ed in the News on January 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights

    They sang, raised their arms to the sky and bowed their heads – this time, for victims of human trafficking. “A lot of people don’t even realize it’s happening in their own backyard,” said Alexis Miller, coordinator for Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice, at the Pray for Freedom event Saturday at Newport Mesa Church. “It happens in Irvine, in Costa Mesa, down the street from houses.” About 80 people attended the event, hosted by the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Traff... Read more

  • The fight against human trafficking
    Posted in Ed in the News on December 12, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights, Child Safety

    In her junior year of college, Southern California native Rachel Thomas found herself trapped in a sex-trafficking ring after being lured by a pimp claiming to be a talent agent. The pimp threatened to kill Rachel’s family if she attempted to escape. Angela Guanzon was promised a good-paying job in the United States by a recruiter in the Philippines. Instead, she found herself forced to sleep on the floor of a retirement home in Long Beach, working 18 hour days for no pay. Rachel and Angela shar... Read more

  • Rep. Royce to Speak at Anti-Human Trafficking Beat H.E.A.T. Event
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights, Child Safety

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement ahead of his participation in the 2nd Annual Keep Calm and Beat H.E.A.T. Rocking & Rally today: “Human trafficking is one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes, and sadly it’s happening right here on Orange County’s streets where young women and children are being bought and sold. I commend OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas for continuing to raise awareness of both the criminals that commit this heinous crime as well... Read more

  • "Longtime local advocate pushes U.S. rights amendment for crime victims" by Meghann Cuniff for the Orange County Register
    Posted in Ed in the News on April 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights

    By Meghann Cuniff for the Orange County Register - Collene Campbell has devoted her life to being an advocate for crime victims and their families. The former two-term San Juan Capistrano mayor's son was murdered in 1982, and her brother and his wife were slain in an unrelated case six years later. Read more