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  • House Takes Action to Crack Down on Internet Sex Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Rights, Human Trafficking

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Ed Royce (CA-39) released the following statement after the House passed legislation he cosponsored, H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act which strengthens criminal penalties for websites that facilitate sex trafficking: “In order to stay one step ahead of sex traffickers, local, state, and federal law enforcement need to have the tools and resources necessary to stop this form of modern day slavery before it happens... 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

  • Royce-Supported Bill to Remove “Orientals” from Federal Regulations Unanimously Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the House unanimously passed H.R. 995, the 21st Century Respect Act, legislation cosponsored by Rep. Royce which requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior to replace the term “Oriental” with “Asian American or Pacific Islander” from all regulations. “Nobody, let alone the federal government, should use a hurtful term like ‘Orientals’ when referencing Americans of Asian descent,” said Rep. Royce. Americans of all backgrounds des... Read more

  • Rep. Royce Welcomes Recently Freed Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh to Rowland Heights
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Human Rights

    Rep. Royce embraces Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh for the first time following his release from a Vietnamese prison. Picture left to right:Dr. Huu Vo, Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh, Rep. Ed Royce, and Bishop Van Tran. Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement welcoming Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh – who was sentenced by a Vietnamese court to 11 years in prison for leading a Christian congregation in Vietnam – to his district office in Rowland Heights, California: “... 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 Continues to Lead the Fight Against Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Rights

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement to mark Human Trafficking Awareness Day: "Modern day slavery results in a $150 billion a year profit. It's egregious and unacceptable that millions of people around the world are trafficked. That's why I'm proud to be a leader in the fight against this heinous crime. While Congress has made progress by giving more resources to those on the front lines, there is still plen... Read more

  • Why is the military doing medical training on live animals? California lawmakers are asking.
    Posted in Ed in the News on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Rights

    Why is the military doing medical training on live animals? California lawmakers are asking. Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) and Joe Heck (R-Nevada) and nearly 70 bipartisan members of the U.S. House want to know how the military plans to stop using live animals in medical combat-trauma training. The Department of Defense began scaling back the use of pigs, goats, monkeys, chickens and other animals as part of its medical training in 2015. A letter from Speier and Heck, signed by the others... Read more

  • Royce-Supported Bill to Remove Term "Orientals" from Federal Law Advances
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Rights

    The U.S. Senate unanimously passed 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.” H.R. 4238 also removes the terms "Negroes," "Indians," and "Eskimos" from federal law. "Orientals is an offensive and antiquated term, especially so when referring to America's vibrant Asian American community," said Rep. Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Commit... Read more

  • Chairman Royce Recognizes Human Trafficking Awareness Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Rights

    U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on Human Trafficking Awareness Day (January 11): "Stamping out sex and labor trafficking is one of my priorities, which is why I've advanced legislation to stop this practice and brought together local leaders to discuss victim rehabilitation. Women and children being bought and sold is deplorable, and shockingly this criminal trade is happening right here at home in Oran... Read more

  • Orange County Authorities Tackle Human Trafficking on Beach Boulevard
    Posted in Ed in the News on November 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Human Rights

    Orange County Authorities Tackle Human Trafficking on Beach Boulevard Rep. Ed Royce, R-Brea, and Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas lea a training seminar for hospitality industry workers on how to spot signs of human trafficking and prostitution. Vikki Vargas reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. (Published Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015) Beach Boulevard is one of the areas police believe they're making a difference. But they also need the owners of the establish... Read more

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