Ed Royce

Ed Royce

CALIFORNIA's 39th DISTRICT

Free CA-39 Grant Seminar

2016/08/17

Free Grant Seminar For Nonprofit Organizations

Hosted by the Office of Representative Ed Royce (CA-39)

in conjunction with CSUF’s Gianneschi Nonprofit Summer School

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: California State University, Fullerton Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, SGMH 1406
2550 Nutwood Ave. Fullerton, CA 92831

Parking and Directions here.

R.S.V.P. required here.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
 Grant Readiness
 Proposal Writing
 Programs for Nonprofit Organizations
 Grant Assistance from Representative Ed Royce

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House Passes Royce-Supported California Drought Relief Legislation

2016/07/14

Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) voted in support of H.R. 5538, the Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2017. The legislation includes substantial provisions for California drought relief.

"Delivering relief from water shortages to California's families and farms shouldn't be about politics. I've worked to advance constructive solutions to the challenges our state faces while balancing environmental standards with the water needs of local communities. The other side on the negotiating table needs to do the same," said Representative Royce.

Specifically, the legislation will:

-Require federal agencies to use current and reliable data when making regulatory decisions.
-Provide federal regulators with the direction and flexibility they need to capture water during periods of greater precipitation.
-Cut red tape holding back major water storage projects that have been authorized for over a decade.

Rep. Royce and the 13 other House Republicans from California wrote U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) this week expressing their disappointment that the Senate is not advancing drought relief legislation.

Text of the letter can be viewed here or read below:

July 12, 2016

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
United States Senate
331 Hart Senate Offfice Building
Washington, DC  20510

Dear Senator Feinstein,

It has come to our attention that the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources plans to hold a business meeting tomorrow, July 13, to markup numerous pieces of legislation related to natural resources and western drought. Unfortunately, no legislation related to California drought relief – neither your legislation, S. 2533, nor the House passed H.R. 2898 – is included on the list to be considered by the committee.

We urge you, as our California senator, to work with your Senate counterparts to ensure that legislation related to California drought is included in this markup. As you stated earlier this year, “It’s vital that other Senators understand how harmful this historic drought has been for California.” To allow a western drought bill to move in the Senate, without the inclusion of language related to California, would be irresponsible.

As you know, our constituents across the state continue to suffer from this historic drought, made worse by federal and state regulations and unsound environmental laws that artificially reduce water availability. Our communities, cities, farms, and businesses need action now.

The House has acted to pass legislation to help our constituents that allows for more water to be captured for human use, while also protecting the environment. Furthermore, the House continues to take advantage of every legislative avenue available to ensure a solution is advanced and ultimately signed into law by the end of the year. It is time for the Senate to take action as well.

As we return to California for the August district work period, it is of vital importance to our constituents that you work to secure passage of legislation in the Senate so that we may go to Conference to reconcile the differences. We stand ready and eager to work with you to secure passage of California water legislation in the Senate and to reach an agreement that will deliver desperately needed water to our communities.

Sincerely,

Kevin McCarthy
David Valadao
Edward Royce
Devin Nunes
Ken Calvert
Jeff Denham
Tom McClintock
Doug LaMalfa
Paul Cook
Stephen Knight
Mimi Walters
Duncan Hunter
Darrell E. Issa
Dana Rohrabacher

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Chairman Royce Recognized as Leader in U.S.-Asia Relations and Asian American Advocacy

2016/07/14

In recognition of his work on U.S.-Asia relations and advocacy for the Asian American community, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) has been awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the International Leadership Foundation (ILF).

“Our country is a rich tapestry of cultural backgrounds and Asian Americans make up a vibrant part of the American story. As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, establishing strong ties between the United States and Asia has been my focus. This relationship will be the defining partnership of the 21st century. At home, I've lead the fight against alleged discrimination by elite universities towards qualified Asian Americans. I look forward to continuing to work with the ILF as a strong advocate for the Asian-American community," said Chairman Royce.

"Every year, ILF recognizes truly remarkable individuals and organizations at the annual ILF Awards Gala. They are selected not only because of their tremendous professional achievements, but also for their dedication to the improvement of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community," said Chiling Tong, Founder and CEO of the ILF.

As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman Royce has made improving relations with Asia a priority for the United States Congress. He is a vocal proponent of U.S. economic engagement in Asia in our nation's capital.

Last year, Chairman Royce sent a letter to the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice in support of the Asian American Coalition for Education's (AACE) complaint against Harvard University alleging systemic discrimination by the admissions council towards Asian American applicants. Chairman Royce asked both Departments to thoroughly investigate the allegations. AACE, which is made up of over 100 civic groups representing the Asian American community, plans to file a similar joint complaint against Yale University, Brown University, and Dartmouth College with Chairman Royce's support.

The President of the United States also signed legislation first authored by U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) and Chairman Royce to strike the offensive term "Oriental" from preexisting federal law and replace it with “Asian American.”

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Royce Presses Castro on Transparency and Accountability at HUD

2016/07/13

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro on the Federal Housing Agency's (FHA) forthcoming Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loan guidelines and HUD's Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP) during a House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled "HUD Accountability.”

“In August 2015, [FHA] Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ed Golding, who I see is with us today, announced anticipated guidance on FHA-insured financing for properties with these qualifying PACE loans. As you may know, the use of PACE ‘super liens’ has grown more in California than anywhere else. I think it does pose additional risks for homebuyers and lenders, who already face some significant hurdles. When is the Department’s actual guidance on PACE loans coming? Will implementation be made through a HUD Mortgagee Letter or via a public notice and comment rulemaking?” asked Rep. Royce.

“We anticipate very likely in the next several weeks we will offer that. I believe it’s a Mortgagee Letter, but Ed [Golding] can check me on that. That is something we are currently working on… that’s still being discussed, whether it’s a Mortgagee Letter or public notice and comment. With respect to California, there is a California approach. There are also states that take a different approach. Part of getting to this guidance has been looking at a way we can work with the states to empower them to pursue PACE and also, again, protect the integrity of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund,” replied Secretary Castro.

“FHA Acting Commissioner Carol Galante said in 2012 that an important objective of DASP is to ‘save considerable money for the FHA’s insurance fund.’ I think you agree with that assertion. Twice in your written testimony you mention how the proposed changes to the program will ‘maximize returns or recoveries to the Federal government.’ I’m having a tough time understanding how this is possible. If the non-profit DASP buyers are able to purchase loans at reserve prices that are lower than what would be hit under the current open-bidding process, aren’t returns going to be lower, logically?" asked Rep. Royce.

“I don’t believe that’s necessarily true. That assumes that the notes that these non-profits are taking on would have been taken on by these private sector investors in a national pool. We believe, and OMB believes, it won’t have a detrimental impact on the Fund,” stated Secretary Castro.

“How are you going to gauge success? If the relative rate of return, as compared to the traditional REO process, dips below the current 16 percent… is that then a setback? Or if it dips below 10 percent? At that point, do you have quantitative goals? If the goal is to save considerable money for the FHA Insurance Fund, then we should go back to the old policy. Will you go back and look at the rate?” questioned Rep. Royce.

“I think you put your finger on something that is a factor that we will look at as we evaluate how we meet both of these goals, building up the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund and keeping more families in their homes. We will look at that,” said Secretary Castro.

“The relative rate of return is either going to go down, or stay the same, or it’s going to go up. Logically, if part of the mission is saving considerable money, that has to be put in the equation to balance the scale here,” asked Rep. Royce.

“I think you’d agree with me that if that rate of return were to go down, there could be several reasons for that. It may or may not be the fact that you have more non-profits bidding,” concluded Secretary Castro.

Watch Rep. Royce's questioning of Secretary Castro here or by clicking below.

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Royce Examines the Financial CHOICE Act vs. the Dodd-Frank Act

2016/07/12

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned witnesses on impacts of the proposed Financial CHOICE Act versus those of the Dodd-Frank Act on capital formation, community financial institutions, and international financial regulation during today's House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled "Making a Financial Choice: More Capital or More Government Control?

“I have been struck by a view that I think is rather myopic: The view of some critics of the Financial CHOICE Act who have suggested that the required higher capital levels will result in a sharp contraction in credit availability. Don’t we also have to factor in the sharp reduction in compliance costs that will result from [institutions] being freed from Basel III and Dodd-Frank’s endlessly complex mandates? Wouldn’t [the Financial CHOICE Act] free up these significant resources that would be redirected to lending and job-creating activities?" asked Rep. Royce.

"Absolutely. I think today banks are focused on the wrong thing. They are focused on making government bureaucrats happy instead of investing in their business and in their customer base. So technically, ok, we have to raise more capital. But if that capital can be used productively to grow the economy, that’s a good thing. It’s bad for banks to raise capital? That’s a pretty strange argument to me. Today, banks aren’t doing what their supposed to be doing because they are trying to make regulators happy rather than try to make good loans," replied Mr. John Allison, former President and CEO of the Cato Institute.

“The Basel III accord was intended to apply only to large, complex and internationally-active institutions. However, the rules released by U.S. regulators would apply certain new capital rules to community banks and to large institutions alike. The NCUA has followed suit with its new risk-based rule. Is one size fits all the right approach here?" continued Rep. Royce.

“It never has been the right approach in that we make up a different part of the economy. We want to serve our communities. It isn't just the regulations, it's everything that our customers have to go through being treated like criminals to apply for a loan," said Mr. Jim Purcell, Chairman of the Texas Bankers Association.

"As we just heard, community financial institutions are concerned about Basel III, but [Mr. Newell] raised something in [his] testimony that caught my eye. Europe is moving ahead with Basel IV discussions, contemplating yet another change to the regulation of bank capital. From what you know of the proposal so far, what would the impact be on U.S. institutions? Do we have a seat at the table? Should we have a seat at this table?” concluded Rep. Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

"I think the impact is very likely to be negative. These are actually a series of 11 separate proposals that are all being hashed out in piecemeal fashion by the Basel committee. We’re still waiting to see the final details, but they seem very likely to raise the amount of capital that has to be held against trading activities. They seem very likely to raise the amount of capital that has to be held against credit card lines, home equity lines, and financing lines to businesses. These are all impactful and important proposals and they are frankly getting no airtime here in the U.S. We don’t really have a clear sense of what position the U.S. regulators are going to take there, notwithstanding the fact that they would have very serious consequences here in the U.S.," replied Mr. Jeremy Newell, Executive Managing Director and General Counsel of The Clearing House Association.

Watch Chairman Royce's questioning here or by clicking the image below.

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House Passes Royce Legislation to Promote Efficient Capital Formation

2016/07/12

Legislation authored by U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), the National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act (H.R. 5421), was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives today. The bill amends the Securities Act to clarify that the exemption from state registration should apply to national exchanges.

“If you go back to 1996 as part of the National Securities Market Improvement Act, Congress acted to exempt three specific stock exchanges from state-by-state registration.

"Why was that exemption so important? You could ask anyone from Massachusetts who tried to invest in a little company called Apple during its December 1980 IPO. State regulators banned Apple stock for sale to the public for... being 'too risky.'

"Congress passed a good bill in ’96, but we got one thing wrong… we couldn’t predict the future. Today, only two of the original three exchanges exist, and many more exchanges have joined the fray. The SEC’s interpretation of the law has in fact created a two-tiered legal structure by giving this 'blue sky' exemption to the original three named exchanges.

The bill before us today simply gives all national exchanges equal treatment. We give an immediate exemption to securities listed on a national securities exchange registered with the SEC, and whose listing standards have already been approved by the Commission. And we ask the SEC to engage in a rulemaking to establish minimum core quantitative standards for any new exchanges that register with the Commission after the bill's enactment.

"With so many regulatory impediments to capital formation, it is important we encourage new exchanges to become listing venues and a source of capital for companies looking to go public, or looking to expand, or looking to hire more workers,"
said Rep. Royce on the House floor during debate over the legislation.

Enactment of the National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act would strike references to particular stock exchanges in the Securities Act. The bill would make it clear that the "blue sky" exemption from state-based registration is extended to all national securities exchanges registered with the SEC with listing standards approved by the Commission.

Watch Rep. Royce's remarks here or by clicking the image below:

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Chairman Royce Investigates Iran's Use of Commercial Aircraft to Support Terrorism

2016/07/07

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, questioned witnesses on Iran's use of commercial aircraft to support terrorism during a Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Implications of U.S. Aircraft Sales to Iran.”

“I’m going to the June 2011 Treasury designation of Iran Air, that it was ‘used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran’s Ministry of Defense… to transport military related equipment…Iran Air has shipped military-related equipment on behalf of the IRGC since 2006, and in 2008, Iran Air shipped aircraft-related raw materials to a Ministry of Defense-associated company, including titanium sheets, which have dual-use military applications and can be used in support of advanced weapons programs.’ It further stated that ‘rockets or missiles have been transported via Iran Air passenger aircraft.’ Mr. Dubowitz, from what you know, has Iran Air continued in its process of engagement here in prohibited activities related to Iran’s support for terrorism to include the transport of conventional weapons and ballistic missiles within the last two years?” asked Chairman Royce.

“Chairman Royce, just last month, three Iran Air flights went from the IRGC’s resupply base in Iran to Damascus. That illicit activity continues,” replied Mr. Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

“In terms of the question has Iran provided weapons to the Syrian Government using Iran Air, I take it the answer is probably…," asked Chairman Royce.

“It appears to be so, unless they’re ferrying civilians on sightseeing tours from a resupply base for the IRGC," replied Dubowitz.

“So has Iran Air engaged in activities within the last 2 years in support of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps?” continued Chairman Royce.

“Yes,” stated Dubowitz.

"Despite these clearly terrorism-related designations, the Administration removed sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear deal as we all know. In addition, Iran Air has not been designated as being owned or controlled by the Government of Iran, despite the fact that we have seen little evidence that Iran Air has either been privatized or changed its ownership structure. Mr. Lorber or Mr. Dubowitz, what is Iran Air’s ownership structure? Is it still owned or controlled by the Government of Iran? Are any members of the IRGC, Specially Designated Nationals, “shadow” SDNs, or other politically exposed persons in any of the senior management positions?” questioned Chairman Royce.

“Iran Air is still used by the Revolutionary Guards. Iran Air was designated in 2011 because it was being used by the Revolutionary Guards. There is every evidence that it continues to be used by the Revolutionary Guards. There is no reason it was delisted since that was not part of a nuclear agreement. And there is no reason why it should remain unlisted. There are four other airlines being used by the Revolutionary Guards that remain sanctioned. We have no ability to stop Iran Air from transferring, leasing, or reselling those aircraft to four other Revolutionary Guard airlines,” said Dubowitz.

“There is a provision of secondary sanctions regulations which are still in force that prohibit foreign companies from doing business not just with Iran Air but also with agents and affiliates of the IRGC. So if Iran Air is transporting goods on behalf of the IRGC, it is an agent or affiliate and therefore entities doing business with it are also subject to U.S. secondary sanctions,” added Mr. Eric Lorber, Senior Associate at the Financial Integrity Network.

“Mr. Dubowitz, when was that last flight you referenced… into Damascus,” asked Chairman Royce.

“June the 9th, one month ago,” concluded Dubowitz.

Watch Chairman Royce's questioning here or by clicking the image below.

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U.S. lawmakers blast Obama administration over ex-Guantanamo prisoner

2016/07/07

U.S. lawmakers blast Obama administration over ex-Guantanamo prisoner

U.S. lawmakers sharply criticized President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday over the disappearance of a former Guantanamo detainee, calling for an end to transfers from the prison because of fears former prisoners could launch attacks on Americans.

They also raised concerns about reports that Jihad Diyab, a Syrian among six detainees resettled in Uruguay in December 2014, has disappeared and may now be in Brazil.

Obama is working to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, where terrorism suspects have been held for 15 years, by transferring detainees not considered security threats to foreign countries.

Republican lawmakers worry that the Obama administration is so eager to close the prison before he leaves office in January that it is sending detainees to countries that cannot ensure they will not return to the battlefield by joining militant groups that target Americans and U.S. allies.

"You're talking about detainees who have every intent of killing American families," Republican Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina said at a House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. The administration has considered sending Guantanamo detainees to a prison in South Carolina.

The New York Times reported that Diyab said last month he was going on a religious retreat that would last into next week, and would be unreachable by telephone or email.

Since then, some Uruguayan officials said they lost track of him and suggested he may have traveled to Brazil, the newspaper reported.

"Many countries just aren't up to the job," said Republican Representative Ed Royce, the committee's chairman. "... Yet the administration has sent Guantanamo terrorists to these countries anyway."

Republican and some Democratic committee members sharply questioned Lee Wolosky, the State Department's special envoy for closing the Guantanamo detention center, and Paul Lewis, his Pentagon counterpart.

Representative Jeff Duncan, another South Carolina Republican, said Diyab, charged with forging passports for al Qaeda, could pose a threat to the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, if he were indeed at large in that country.

The committee's ranking Democrat, Representative Eliot Engel, who backs the closure of the detention center in Cuba, said it was important to keep the issue in perspective.

"Under no circumstances, in my opinion, is the Obama administration simply opening the gate and releasing dangerous terrorists onto the street," Engel said.

FEW RETURN TO BATTLEFIELD

Lewis and Wolosky said only 5 percent of detainees transferred since Obama became president have been confirmed to have returned to the battlefield. The percentage was higher for the over 500 released under President George W. Bush.

There are currently 79 detainees at Guantanamo, of whom 29 are eligible for transfer.

Wolosky acknowledged Diyab had been "difficult" from the time he was transferred to Uruguay. According to the Times, Diyab's friends and supporters say he is off praying and will re-emerge soon.

Obama has been trying to make good on his 2009 pledge to close the facility. But Congress has passed laws making it more difficult to do so, chiefly by barring transfers to U.S. prisons.

Lawmakers are unlikely to lift those restrictions, especially in an election year. They have proposed even tighter controls on transfers in a fiscal 2017 defense policy bill, one reason Obama has threatened a veto.

Guantanamo opponents say holding prisoners for years without charge or trial goes against fundamental U.S. values and since they are Muslims, is a recruiting tool for Islamist militants.

Many Republicans insist the prison is an essential tool for handling suspects who threaten the United States. Donald Trump, the party's presumptive 2016 presidential nominee, has called for the prison's expansion.

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Rep. Royce Supports Better Mental Health Treatment and Patient Choice

2016/07/06

Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) voted in support of H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016, and H.R. 1270, the Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015. H.R. 2646 calls for the largest comprehensive overhaul of mental health wellness programs in recent history, while H.R. 1270 allows for the purchase of over-the counter medication with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

“Nearly 10 million Americans have serious mental illnesses, but millions are going without treatment as families struggle to find care for loved ones. Delivering evidence-based treatment is how we will finally conquer the stigma surrounding mental illness and ensure that those who need help receive it," said Rep. Royce about H.R. 2646.

H.R. 2646 addresses the shortage of inpatient beds for psychiatric patients, provides for faster intervention for people with schizophrenia, creates a grant program for school services for children with emotional disturbances, reauthorizes a national suicide-prevention program and improves coordination between government agencies that serve the mentally ill.

"Californians using HSAs have faced higher costs and more red tape, when we should be encouraging more saving for healthcare. Patients know best what they need for their wellness and should be empowered to pursue these options," said Rep. Royce about H.R. 1270.

H.R. 1270 restores the ability of plan participants to use the funds in their Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Account, or Archer MSA to purchase over-the-counter medications.

Rep. Royce cosponsored both bills, which passed the House with large bipartisan majorities.

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Royce: GSEs Should Be Engaged in More Risk-Sharing

2016/06/29

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement on credit risk-sharing by the GSEs:

"The GSEs should be engaged in significant and increasing risk transfer transactions. An all-of-the-above approach is needed to ensure all types and sizes of mortgage originators can help decrease taxpayer risk. While I applaud the FHFA's move today, Congressional action is ultimately needed to ensure a strong and stable housing market built on private capital."

Last November, the President signed legislation by Rep. Royce to cap the salaries of the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It was the first major standalone legislation enacted that dealt with the GSEs since they were placed into conservatorship after the financial crisis.

Representative Royce serves California's 39th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties. He is Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee. Read More

Chairman Royce and Morgan Freeman Unveil Shark Finning Elimination Bill

2016/06/23

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 rather than providing a market to incentivize this illicit activity,” said Chairman Royce.

“To end shark finning, we need to end the demand for shark fins. Today, the United States took an important step towards achieving this. We applaud the leadership of the bill’s co-sponsors today in helping to end the shark fin trade in the United States," said Lora Snyder, Campaign Director at Oceana.

Actor and activist Morgan Freeman joined Chairman Royce at the bill unveiling.

Oceana, the leading ocean conservation advocacy group, released a new report today demonstrating why Congress should pass a federal ban on the buying and selling of shark fin products. According to the report, the nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins would impede international fin trade, reduce the financial gains made through finning, and improve the enforcement of current finning bans.

Key findings from the report include:

- Fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the global market every year, putting some species at risk of extinction.
- Five of the 11 countries that export fins to the United States have no shark finning bans in place, making it likely that fins coming into the United States are from sharks that have been finned.
- There are significant discrepancies in the government's estimates of the number of metric tons of shark fins that are actually entering and leaving the United States.

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2016 Congressional STEM Competition

2016/02/18

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (CA-39) invites you to attend the:

Congressional App Challenge STEM Competition
2016 Exhibit and Awards Ceremony


Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time: 7 PM PST
Location: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Address: 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886

- Discover the winners of the 2016 STEM Competition
- View innovative mobile apps created by CA-39's brightest minds

Featured speakers include:

Marc Fischer, CEO and Co-Founder of Dogtown Media
LTC Dennis Sugrue, L.A. Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Tom Ward, CTO of MEDL Mobile

Competition judges include:


Nanxi Liu, CEO and co-founder of Enplug, Inc.
Simon Evans, professional civil engineer and certified floodplain manager
Dr. Keun-Hang Susan Yang, Ph.D, Director of International Science Programs and Professor of Computational Biology/Neuroscience and Bioscience at Chapman University
Laurie Smith, Program Manager at Science@OC
Chi Ni, Founder of Straight A, Inc.

RSVP to Stephanie Hu at Stephanie.Hu@mail.house.gov or (626) 964-5123. More event details can be found here.

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Rep. Royce's 7th Annual Women's Conference

2015/03/28

On Saturday, March 28th, 2015, U.S. Representative Ed Royce will hold his 7th Annual Women's Conference. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will keynote the conference this year. In addition to the keynote speech, the conference will feature breakout sessions on topics such as personal finance, healthy living and cyber safety.

Held at California State University, Fullerton's Titan Student Union (800 North State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92834), the event begins at 9:00am and is free to attend. Registration opens at 8:00am, and attendees must first visit Royce.house.gov/womensconference to RSVP.

Questions? Comments? Please contact Rep. Royce's Brea office at 714-255-0101 or email him here. Read More

Join MIT App Inventor team webinar and get started in the House Student App Challenge

2014/04/07

MIT's App Inventor team is collaborating with the Congressional App Challenge Coalition and Samsung to offer a special hour-long webinar for any middle and high school students from across the country who want to learn how to build an Android app with MIT App Inventor. The Webinar will take place on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET. Anyone who wants to learn to code, as well as students who want to apply these skills to enter Rep. Royce's 2014 House Student App Challenge, are encouraged to participate. 

Webinar participants will learn how MIT App Inventor can help you design, build, and submit an Android app just in time for the April 30th STEM Competition deadline!

Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online during the Competition Submission Period between 12 PM Eastern Standard Time on FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014, and 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time on APRIL 30TH, 2014, as well as provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process. Learn more about Rep. Royce's 2014 STEM Competition here or by following #2014RoyceSTEM on Facebook and Twitter. You can also download the Rep. Royce STEM Competition mobile app, available for free in the iTunes store (Android version coming soon).

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Paying for College Seminar

2014/01/25

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) will hold a "Paying for College" seminar on January 25, 2014 from 12pm - 3pm at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (Room GB, 21865 Copley Drive Diamond Bar, CA 91765). This free workshop will help students and their families prepare, apply and pay for higher education. Rebekah Bell, whose opinion piece "It's Possible to Graduate Debt-Free. Here's How" appeared in the Wall Street Journal, will be the keynote speaker. 

Additionally, the seminar will provide information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program, including on-site reviews of FAFSA forms, as well as other federal and private student loans, grants, and alternative financing options.  Representatives from local colleges, including UCLA and USC, will also be available to speak with students and their families.

Schools Attending Rep. Royce's Paying for College Seminar:
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Riverside
  • UC Irvine
  • CalTech
  • USC
  • Pomona College
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Cal State Los Angeles
  • Saddleback College
  • Hope International University
  • Chapman University
  • Biola University
  • Cerritos College
  • Devry University 
  • Mt. SAC
  • Fullerton College
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Chairman Royce Announces Southern California Field Hearing on Human Trafficking

2013/11/04

On Monday, November 4th, Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold the Committee’s first field hearing to examine international human trafficking and to assess efforts to combat trafficking at the international, Federal, State and local levels.  The hearing, entitled “Regional Perspectives in the Global Fight Against Human Trafficking,” will begin at 10:00 a.m. PT will be held in the Titan Student Union building on the campus of California State University, Fullerton.

Note: Earlier this year, Chairman Royce launched a Human Trafficking Congressional Advisory Committee (HTCAC), which is comprised of victims’ rights groups, local and federal law enforcement agencies, and community advocates.  HTCAC meets on a monthly basis to address human trafficking concerns, as well as offer policy recommendations.  In May, Chairman Royce convened a Committee hearing to examine local and private sector initiatives to combat international human trafficking. 

What:
Hearing: “Regional Perspectives in the Global Fight Against Human Trafficking”

Where:
California State University, Fullerton
Titan Student Union
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834
For a campus map and parking information click HERE.

When:
Monday, November 4, 2013
10:00 a.m. PT

Witness List:
Panel I
The Honorable Luis CdeBaca
Ambassador-at-Large
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
U.S. Department of State

Panel II
The Honorable Tony Rackauckas
District Attorney
Office of the Orange County District Attorney 

Ms. Kay Buck
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking 

*Witnesses may be added.

***Important planning note for press covering hearing: 

The hearing will be webcast at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov

Members of the media must RSVP by Friday, November 1 at 12 p.m. to Audra McGeorge at audra.mcgeorge@mail.house.gov to receive credentials to cover the hearing from the press viewing area.

Following the hearing, there will be a media availability to discuss human trafficking.

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Royce and City of Buena Park to Host Paying for College Seminar

2013/11/03

U.S. Representative Ed Royce will hold a "Paying for College" seminar in conjunction with the City of Buena Park. The event will take place on Sunday, November 3rd from 12pm – 4pm at the Buena Park Community Center (6688 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park) and is free to attend.

The event will feature Keynote speaker Rebekah Bell whose opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on how she graduated from college debt-free offered important advice to students on avoiding crushing student loan debt. Additionally, the seminar will provide information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program as well as other federal and private student loans, grants, and other financing options. 

                                           

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Rep. Royce's Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours

2013/10/03

A member of Rep. Ed Royce's staff will be available for mobile office hours on Thursday, October 3rd in the Red Tailed Hawk Room in the City Clerk’s Office at Chino Hills City Hall (14000 City Center Dr.). Mobile office hours provide an opportunity for constituents to meet with Rep. Royce and his staff members for assistance with a variety of services and issues. Office hours on Thursday, October 3rd will be held from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please call (909) 420-0010 with any questions. 

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Chino Hills 21st Annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July Picnic

2013/07/05

Chino Hills will host its 21st Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic on July 4, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. The event will take place at Big League Dreams Chino Hills Sports Park (16333 Fairfield Ranch Road) and will include food eating contests, face painting, a rock climbing wall and water slides. Visit http://www.chinohills.org/index.aspx?nid=804 for more information. 
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City of Brea 34th Annual Country Fair

2013/07/05

The City of Brea will host its 34th Annual Country Fair on July 4th, 2013. The event will begin with a Pancake Breakfast at 7 am and festivities, including games, rides and live entertainment, will continue to 4 pm. Admission is free and the event will take place at City Hall Park (401 S. Brea Blvd.). Visit http://www.cityofbrea.net/article.cfm?id=3231 for more information. 

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Contact Information

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Fax 202-226-0335
royce.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Financial Services

Foreign Affairs

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R) is serving his eleventh term in Congress representing Southern California’s 39th District, based in Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties. He and his wife, Marie, are longtime residents of Fullerton, CA.

Royce’s priorities in Congress are: addressing our national debt, protecting our homeland, eliminating pork-barrel spending, fighting crime and supporting victims of crime, strengthening education for all students, spurring job creation and strengthening Social Security and Medicare.

Royce has a strong history of public service. In 1982, he was elected to the California State Senate where he began his fight for victims’ rights. He authored the nation’s first anti-stalker law and versions of his bill have been adopted in all 50 states. He was also the legislative author and campaign co-chairman of California’s Proposition 115, the Crime Victims/Speedy Trial Initiative, approved by the voters in 1990. In Congress, Royce continues his fight for victims’ rights. He wrote and passed the Interstate Stalking Punishment and Prevention Act in 1996. This law makes it a federal crime to pursue a victim across state lines and enables law enforcement to intervene before violence occurs. Royce was active in passing AMBER Alert legislation in 2003, and legislation in 2004 to enhance rights for victims of crime. He currently is a member of the Victim’s Rights Caucus.

For the 113th Congress, Royce was selected to be Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Royce has served on the Committee since entering Congress in 1993. Immediately prior to becoming Chairman of the Committee, Royce served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and a member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.

As a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, Royce sits on two Subcommittees: Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, and Insurance and Housing. Royce has served on the conference committees for some of the most significant legislation in the financial services arena. For more than a decade Royce has called for a stronger federal regulator to limit Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s excessive risk taking at the expense of taxpayers. In 2003, he was the first member of Congress to write legislation calling for a single regulator under the Treasury Department for the three housing government sponsored enterprises: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the twelve Federal Home Loan Banks.

Royce has consistently earned honors and awards from the National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Watchdogs of the Treasury, Americans for Tax Reform, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, United Seniors Association, 60 Plus, American Share Holders Association, Citizens for a Sound Economy and the Small Business Survival Committee.

A California native, Royce is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, School of Business Administration. Prior to entering public service, his professional background includes experience as a small business owner, a controller, a capital projects manager, and a corporate tax manager for a Southern California company. Royce and his wife, Marie, have been married for 28 years.


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