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Update on tax reform

Over the past few weeks, I have spoken with hardworking families and small business owners from across the 39th district about what they want to see in the final version of the tax reform bill. It is clear from my conversations that Californians are tired of the status quo. Throughout the legislative process for this bill, I've been fighting to include provisions that help all Californians keep more of their hard-earned money.

Now is the time for bold action to deliver on the promise of creating a competitive, pro-growth tax code that will empower a new generation of American innovation and prosperity. As the House and Senate prepare to vote on a final version of the tax bill this week, I want to hear from you! You can learn more about the final version of the bill HERE and you can contact me with your comments HERE

Secret Taxpayer-Funded Settlements Betray the Trust of the American People
Members of Congress are public servants of the people and should not be afforded a privileged status. There is absolutely no justification for Members of the House and Senate being able to use taxpayer dollars and forced non-disclosure agreements to cover up sexual harassment settlements. This not only betrays the trust of American taxpayers, it also creates incentives for bad behavior and produces a hostile work environment.

This harmful practice must end now and I’m pleased to see so many of my colleagues—on both sides of the aisle—support common sense legislation to stop this from continuing. Click HERE to learn more about the action I took this week to end taxpayer-funded settlements for Members of Congress. 

Support grows for Royce Bill to Combat Human TraffickinG

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. This abhorrent trade is increasingly carried out by sophisticated international criminals who pose a threat to U.S. national security interests. I'm working on multiple fronts to combat the human trafficking epidemic not only in California, but around the world. 

This past week, my End Banking for Human Traffickers Act unanimously passed the House Financial Services Committee. This legislation will hit human traffickers where it hurts the most: their bank accounts. Click HERE to learn more.



California National Guard to Receive Upgraded Blackhawk Helicopters

Investing in California’s National Guard has proven to save countless lives when unexpected danger strikes. In Southern California, the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) is vitally important to federal and state contingency operations and is essential to keeping the public safe.

The addition of the upgraded Black Hawk helicopters means that JFTB will be able to better serve Californians when we need them the most. Click HERE to learn more.


honoring local community leaders

My wife Marie and I were thrilled to recognize local community leaders earlier this month at the 2017 STC Foundation Appreciation Gala! The STC Foundation was established in 2012, for the purposes of introduction, promotion and appreciation of the Asian culture and its arts. 




As always, you can follow everything I am working on in California and Washington, D.C. through my website (http://royce.house.gov) on Twitter @RepEdRoyce, through Facebook at Rep. Ed Royce, or on Instagram at RepEdRoyce.

Sincerley, 
Representative Ed Royce

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