U.S. Representative Ed Royce

39th District of California
 
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  • Royce Statement on the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement on the American Health Care Act: “Southern Californians are struggling with rising health care costs, and today’s events leave this fact unchanged. I want to thank those – on all sides of this debate – who’ve reached out to share their stories. Rest assured, I will continue to work in a bipartisan and constructive manner on solutions to increase access to quality, affordable health care." Read more

  • Bipartisan Repeatedly Flooded Properties Insurance Reform Introduced
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    Today, U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced H.R. 1558, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act. The bill aims to limit the financial resources expended by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on claims for properties flooded multiple times: “A tiny number of properties that are flooded and rebuilt over-and-over again are responsible for a massive chunk of the indebted NFIP's spending. Any serious effort by Congress to reform the Progr... Read more

  • Royce Pushes for Better Flood Risk Mitigation and Transparency
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned expert witnesses about his proposal to help local communities mitigate flood risk and ways to increase transparency in flood insurance coverage for homeowners during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Flood Insurance Reform: A Community Perspective." “Mr. Hecht, you testified that, ‘Of course, no private market provider will choose to write FEMA’s severe repetitive loss properties.’ And really that’s no surprise, becau... Read more

  • Royce Statement on 2017 Women's Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement on the postponement of his 2017 Women's Conference: "I meet with constituents of all political leanings, host tele-town halls while I'm in Washington to gather constituent feedback, and am home as much as possible. My office ensures that every constituent who writes, emails, calls, or visits me receives a response from me. “I've hosted a nonpartisan Women's Conference every year since 2009 that features speakers and reso... Read more

  • Royce Highlights Need for More Mitigation and Transparency in National Flood Insurance Program
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned a witness from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about the need for greater flood risk mitigation and transparency during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Flood Insurance Reform: FEMA’s Perspective.” “My question is sort of a follow up on the Chairman’s question concerning repetitive loss properties. I actually have bipartisan legislation with Mr. Blumenauer from Oregon on this. One of the things we seek... 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

  • 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

  • Royce Statement on Joint Session of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement ahead of this evening’s joint session of Congress: “Tonight’s joint session of Congress marks an important moment for our country. All of us must come together to meet the challenges facing America head on. After eight years of failed foreign policies, we face more threats than ever before. At the same time, I hear every day from Southern Californians who are still trying... Read more

  • Royce Highlights Benefits of Covered Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, highlighted the benefits of enacting a U.S.-EU covered agreement during a Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “Assessing the U.S.-EU Covered Agreement.” “In my committees, there is a practical limitation, I usually only have three or four witnesses. But in this particular case, if we’re going to have a full conversation about this... Read more

  • Royce Questions Chair Yellen on Financial System Safety and Soundness
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services

    Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) questioned Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Janet Yellen on bolstering the safety and soundness of the U.S. financial system through the CHOICE Act and housing finance reform during a House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy." “We know on the one hand, that overleveraged institutions are vulnerable to market shocks. We remember the consequences. If you look back at the overleveragin... Read more