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  • Rep. Royce Op-Ed in the OC Register: After taking Backpage money, Nancy Pelosi needs to make things right
    Posted in Press Releases on December 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights, Human Trafficking

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, penned the following op-ed for the Orange County Register calling on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to return campaign donations from a former owner of Backpage.com —a website which knowingly facilitated prostitution and sex trafficking of children: Orange County Register After taking Backpage money, Nancy Pelosi needs to make things right By: House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed R... Read more

  • Reps. Royce, Maloney, Love, and Keating Applaud Unanimous Committee Passage of Bill to Combat Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights, Human Rights, Child Safety

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Mia Love (R-UT), and Bill Keating (D-MA) released the following statements after the House Financial Services Committee unanimously passed the End Banking for Human Traffickers Act (H.R. 2219) during a full committee markup: “In order to stop sex trafficking in our local communities and around the world, we must constantly strive to be one step ahead of the perpetrators who commit these horrible crimes,” said Rep... Read more

  • Rep. Royce Partners with OC Human Trafficking Task Force to Host Anti-Human Trafficking Seminar
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Victims' Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) teamed up with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) for the second time in the past three years to host an Anti-Human Trafficking Training Seminar designed specifically for the hospitality industry. Participants included Southern California hotel managers and owners who learned how to identify the signs of human trafficking and how to report it. “Millions of people, particularly in the hospitality and health indu... Read more

  • Rep. Royce Circulates Draft Bill to Modernize Anti-Money Laundering Laws
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services, Crime and Victims' Rights

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), circulated draft legislation, the Anti-Money Laundering Modernization Act, which strengthens the United States anti-money laundering (AML) and countering terrorism financing (CTF) system. Rep. Royce is seeking comments from stakeholders and bipartisan support to move this bill forward. “Our nation’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing regime has been a 40-year work in progress and there is increasing recognition ... Read more

  • Rep. Royce Honors the Memory of Comfort Women in Seoul, South Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Crime and Victims' Rights

    Chairman Royce participated in a wreath laying ceremony with his House colleagues at the Comfort Women Memorial in Seoul, South Korea. SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement after participating in a wreath laying ceremony at the Comfort Women Memorial to honor victims of sexual assault and sex trafficking during World War II: “There is so much that unites the people of South Korea and America. Just as both of our cou... Read more

  • 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

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