U.S. Representative Ed Royce | In The News
District Update | December 11, 2011
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U.S. Representative Ed Royce

Dear Friends,

This week the House of Representatives continued its efforts to reduce the excessive government regulations facing our nation’s job-creating small businesses.  The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act and the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, which will help foster a climate that encourages job creation, passed with bipartisan support.  These bills join 25 House-passed, jobs related bills awaiting action in the Senate. 

The past failed stimulus bills have not worked and have driven our nation deeper into debt.  It is time to try something new.  The proposals which have passed the House would expand opportunity for capital investment in the private sector, increase the production of American-made energy and the jobs that go along with it, cut through the regulatory red tape, and get our fiscal house in order. 

Also, I’d like to remind you that I am still seeking input from businesses in Southern California on how government regulations are impacting their success.  To participate in this initiative, please visit www.AmericanJobCreators.com.

Lastly, next week the House is expected to take up legislation that will extend the payroll tax cut relief, reform unemployment insurance, and will protect Social Security. 


Representative Ed Royce

Top District Issues

Royce Statement on STOCK Act Hearing 

During a House Financial Services Committee hearing on H.R. 1148, the STOCK Act, Rep. Royce urged the Committee to move forward on strengthening the laws regarding insider trading.  Royce is a cosponsor of H.R. 3550 the RESTRICT ACT.  Both the STOCK Act and RESTRICT Act were introduced in an effort to strengthen accountability and transparency among Members of Congress as well as senior officials in the Executive and Judicial branches. Under the RESTRICT Act, should a public official choose not to cede control of their daily trading activities to a blind trust, they would be subject to immediate and exhaustive disclosure of all trades.  You can read the press release here.  To watch Royce's opening statement click on the photo to the left or click here.  

Royce Casts Vote for REINS Act

Royce cast his vote for the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act in an effort to improve the regulatory process that America’s job-creating small businesses face every day.  The legislation requires Congressional approval of any new regulations that could have an annual economic impact of $100 million or more.  "Common sense regulation is necessary but there has to be a balance," said Royce.  For more information about the REINS act, click here


Without a patch or permanent fix to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), 34 million taxpayers will be subjected to a massive tax increase in 2012.  The AMT was originally passed in 1969, and was supposed to apply to about 150 wealthy Americans who had escaped paying the income tax.  Because this tax was not adjusted for inflation, in recent years an increasing number of middle-income taxpayers have been finding themselves subject to this unclear and confusing tax.  Do you support providing AMT relief?
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SAVE THE DATE: March 31, 2012: Royce will host his 4th annual Women's Conference at CSUF's Titan Student Union Center.  Nancy Pfotenhauer, a mother, wife, economist, national spokesperson and successful businesswoman, will provide the keynote address.  Her television appearances have included ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, FOX and PBS.       
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In Case You Missed It

In a recent Foreign Intrigue blog post, Rep. Royce writes, "I just blogged on China's massive tunnel network, used to protect its nuclear weapons and missiles.  But there are vast tunnels – just as threatening - far closer to home. In fact, at home.  The Washington Examiner's Sara Carter just reported on the 'discovery of the most sophisticated drug tunneling system into the United States from Mexico yet.' That's saying something."  Read this blog post in its entirety here.

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