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Rep. Royce Lends Support to Los Angeles Olympics Bid


U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, recently wrote the United States Olympic Committee in support of the Committee's potential selection of Los Angeles as the American bid city for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

"America needs to put its best foot forward as it chases the 2024 Olympics. Los Angeles has the infrastructure and facilities necessary to host a successful Olympics that will also be an economic boon for Southern California," said Rep. Royce.

Rep. Royce was joined in signing the letter by 20 other members of California's Congressional delegation, including U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) and U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park).

The letter, which was sent on Friday, November 14, can be viewed here.

The text of the letter follows:
November 13, 2014

United States Olympic Committee
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Dear Members of the United States Olympic Committee,
We write to express our enthusiastic support for bringing the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to Los Angeles.
We understand that the United States Olympic Committee intends to select an American bid city in the coming months to compete at the international level to host the 2024 Games. We stand ready to partner with the City of Los Angeles in this endeavor to make it as successful as our efforts to bring the 2015 Special Olympics World Games to Southern California.
Los Angeles is a vibrant and diverse city that embodies the highest ideals of the Olympic spirit. From the rich Olympic tradition to the world-class infrastructure, the natural beauty of the region to the hospitality, Los Angeles has the ability to provide a second to none atmosphere for the athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators.
We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and the City of Los Angeles as we pursue a winning American bid.
Rep. Xavier Becerra
Rep. Karen Bass
Rep. Julia Brownley
Rep. Ken Calvert
Rep. Tony Cárdenas
Rep. Judy Chu
Rep. Janice Hahn
Rep. Alan S. Lowenthal
Rep. Grace Napolitano
Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Rep. Edward R. Royce
Rep. Linda T. Sánchez
Rep. Loretta Sanchez
Rep. Adam B. Schiff
Rep. Brad Sherman
Rep. Mark Takano
Rep. Dina Titus
Rep. Juan Vargas
Rep. Maxine Waters
Rep. Henry A. Waxman

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Rep. Royce Applauds House Passage of Keystone Pipeline Legislation


U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement after passage of H.R. 5682, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, by the U.S. House of Representatives today:

"The House has worked in a bipartisan manner to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and the President should sign this bill when it lands on his desk. The pipeline means thousands of new jobs at a time when our country’s labor participation rate is at a historic low and cheaper energy prices for American families struggling in this tepid economic recovery.”

In September of 2008—more than six years ago—Canadian pipeline company TransCanada filed an application with the United States Department of State to construct the Keystone XL pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border. This legislation, authored by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), authorizes the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline. The bill deems the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement issued by the Secretary of State in January of 2014 on the project sufficient to satisfy all the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Read More

Rep. Royce Welcomes Flying Tigers to Capitol Hill


The photo exhibit “Salute to WWII Flying Tigers in China” will be on display in the Capitol Hill Rayburn Foyer on November 13-14, 2014. This exhibition depicts the historical events of the Flying Tigers in some 200 photos in 48 free standing retractable banners. The exhibit is open to the public and media, and is free to attend.

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee, welcomes the exhibition to Capitol Hill and is currently working on a House Resolution honoring the Flying Tigers achievements during WWII.

"The outstanding gallantry that the Flying Tigers displayed during WWII is a source of tremendous pride throughout America and is a highlight of U.S.-China relations," said Rep. Royce. "I encourage all to attend this exhibition for the brave pilots and technicians that were willing to sacrifice everything in the name of freedom."

"Flying Tigers" is the name for the American Volunteer Groups (AVG), China Air Task Force (CATF) and the Fourteenth Army Air Force (14th AAF), all of which were under the command of United States Army Lieutenant General Claire L. Chennault during the World War II campaign to defend China against invading Japanese forces. The Flying Tigers are notable for their large volunteer presence and distinguished combat record, credited with 296 enemy aircraft destroyed. In 1996, the United States Air Force awarded the Flying Tigers pilots the Distinguished Flying Cross and the ground crew with the Bronze Star Medal.
The exhibition is the work of Mr. Pedro Chan, a long-time collector and donor of Flying Tigers items. Mrs. Anna Chennault, widow of LTG Chennault, is an honorary sponsor of the exhibit.

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Rep. Royce to Speak at Anti-Human Trafficking Beat H.E.A.T. Event



U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement ahead of his participation in the 2nd Annual Keep Calm and Beat H.E.A.T. Rocking & Rally today:

“Human trafficking is one of the world’s fastest-growing crimes, and sadly it’s happening right here on Orange County’s streets where young women and children are being bought and sold. I commend OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas for continuing to raise awareness of both the criminals that commit this heinous crime as well as the innocent victims that need to be returned to their families. As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I’ll continue to ensure that federal law enforcement agencies are given the tools they need to work effectively with local authorities to keep our communities safe.”

The event, which is cohosted by the Orange County District Attorney’s office and Chapman University, aims to increase community awareness of the $32 billion a year human exploitation and trafficking industry, the second-largest criminal enterprise in the nation behind narcotics trafficking. The all-day rally will be held at Chapman University today and features food, music, and other entertainment. The rally is open to the public and free to attend.

As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Royce earlier this year applauded passage of eight bipartisan bills through the U.S. House of Representatives to combat international human trafficking, two of which were passed unanimously by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Rep. Royce also launched a Human Trafficking Congressional Advisory Committee (HTCAC) last year to address human trafficking concerns, as well as offer policy recommendations. The HTCAC is comprised of victims’ rights groups, local and federal law enforcement agencies, and community advocates, and is actively working to combat human trafficking in Southern California. Additionally, Rep. Royce held a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing titled “Local and Private Sector Initiatives to Combat International Human Trafficking” to examine international human trafficking and to assess efforts to combat trafficking at the international, national, state, and local levels. At that hearing, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe testified for lawmakers that girls as young as ten years old were being trafficked on the streets of Los Angeles County.


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Rep. Royce Hosts Asian American Business Owners' Roundtable


U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today convened a meeting of Asian American business owners at his office in Rowland Heights. Topics of discussion during the Asian American Business Owners' Roundtable included the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), increasing small business lending, and construction on the 57/60 confluence:

“Asian American business owners have long been a spark for California's economy, and now more than ever Californians need businesses to succeed, grow, and hire,” said Rep. Royce. "The TPP can open up new markets for American goods while sorely needed legislative fixes will free up capital for small business lending. I look forward to pursuing these goals in Washington on behalf of Californian businesses."

“I greatly appreciate Congressman Royce's outreach to the business community, and was glad to have the opportunity to discuss with him the challenges that many business owners face in Southern California,” said attendee Harry Leu, Director of the Board at First General Bank.

Approximately 20 business leaders attended the meeting from fields as varied as manufacturing, banking, telecommunications, and biotechnology. Specific companies represented included Emerdex Stainless Steel of El Monte, Daisy Tool Corporation of Walnut, and First General Bank of Rowland Heights.

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Rep. Royce Recognized for Pro-Manufacturing Voting Record


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award is based on his voting record in the 113th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States.

“Manufacturing has long been the bedrock of a strong American economy as economic opportunity for all is grown through access to the good-paying jobs that manufacturers provide. I’ll continue to ensure our communities in Southern California remain home to innovative manufacturers that create cutting edge products made by American workers,” said Rep. Royce.

“Manufacturers in California and throughout the United States are making a comeback, creating jobs, making more products and making them better than ever before,” said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse. “However, manufacturers are often disproportionately impacted by decisions made by policymakers in Washington. The NAM is proud to stand with lawmakers like Congressman Royce who understand what is at stake and seek to implement policies that will foster innovation, growth and competitiveness.”

The NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence honors members of Congress who demonstrate support for policies that enhance the ability of U.S. manufacturers to succeed in the global economy. In the 113th Congress, 278 lawmakers earned this distinction. Key votes included in NAM’s voting record are selected by executives from small, medium, and large manufactures who serve on the NAM’s Key Vote Advisory Committee.

Additional information on the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence can be found here.

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Rep. Royce and Diamond Bar Library Host Law Librarian of Congress David Mao


The office of U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) in coordination with the County of Los Angeles Public Library, Diamond Bar Library, and the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library are hosting David S. Mao, 23rd Law Librarian of Congress, for a presentation titled "Serving Digital Natives in Libraries Today." 

Mao, who manages the world’s largest collection of legal materials, will highlight ways that libraries can grow, adapt, and innovate in order to appeal to a new generation of students that have grown up immersed in modern technology. Rep. Royce will also deliver remarks about the state of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education across our nation's schools and universities.

“The digital revolution has touched virtually every part of our lives. Students today have never known life without smart phones and the cloud and access to worlds of information at the touch of a keystroke. While some may suggest this means libraries are less relevant today, I believe this revolution makes libraries and librarianship even more important," said Mao. "I look forward to speaking at Diamond Bar – and am honored to do so on the occasion of its 25th anniversary – about the role of libraries in the 21st century.”  

“I’m looking forward to hearing Mr. Mao’s presentation on how our libraries can evolve to engage our kids that have grown up with cell phones, iPads, and wireless internet,” said Rep. Royce. “Public libraries that move forward with the technology of the day will continue to attract students who are eager to learn, and Mr. Mao shares my passion for ensuring that the next generation of Americans has the resources it needs to excel academically.”

Details of the event are as follows:


"Serving Digital Natives in Libraries Today”


23rd Law Librarian of Congress David M. Mao
U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton)


AQMD Government Building
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA91765


Saturday, October 18, 2014


2 PM

 This event is free and open to the public, but general attendees must first make reservations by calling (626) 960-2861.

Media wishing to attend must​RSVP to Saat Alety at saat.alety@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-4111. Read More

Rep. Royce Votes to Pass Job Creation Packages


U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement after voting for two large legislative packages aimed at boosting job creation, the Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4) and the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act (H.R. 2), which both passed the U.S. House of Representatives today:

"America is facing a historically low labor participation rate, and many workers who are seeking full-time work are only getting part-time jobs. This tepid economic recovery needs a jump start, which is why I was happy to support the jobs packages that passed the House today to lower energy prices, cut unnecessary regulations for small businesses, and give tax relief to our small business owners who are looking to hire workers. Harry Reid needs to allow a vote on these bills that will ensure better economic opportunities for all Americans."

Included in the Jobs for America Act are the Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575) and the America's Small Business Tax Relief Act (H.R. 4457). The Save American Workers Act re-defines full-time employment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as 40 hours per week. The 30-hour full-time definition is already resulting in less opportunities, fewer hours and lower incomes for workers. The America's Small Business Tax Relief Act would permanently set small business expensing levels at $500,000, and adjusts them for inflation, which would be predictable and adequate for small businesses’ needs. Expensing helps alleviate two top concerns for small-business owners, reducing tax complexity and improving cash flow, and allows them to hire more freely.

Included in the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act is the Northern Route Approval Act (H.R. 3). The Northern Route Approval Act would allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline to move forward immediately, creating thousands of jobs in communities near the construction project and along shipping routes. Additionally, the pipeline would stabilize the cost of energy, which currently eats into business revenues that could otherwise be used to hire workers. Read More

Rep. Royce Honored as "Guardian of Small Business" by NFIB


The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business association, today named U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) a “Guardian of Small Business” for his voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners:
“The record shows that Representative Royce is a true champion of small business, supporting the votes that matter in the 113th Congress,” said NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner. “This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business. Small-business owners are very politically active – paying close attention to how their lawmakers vote on key business issues and stand by those who stand for them.”
“Small businesses are the fuel for America’s economic engine, and I’m proud to be recognized as a fierce advocate for Southern California’s small business owners. When small businesses succeed, our communities and families succeed, as business growth means more high paying jobs for workers,” said Rep. Royce. “I will continue to fight unnecessary regulations and restrictions coming from the federal government that weigh down our small businesses.”
NFIB’s “How Congress Voted,” which serves as a report card for members of Congress, was unveiled this week. The report presents key small-business votes and voting percentages for each lawmaker. Those voting favorably on key small-business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the 113th Congress are eligible for the Guardian award. Rep. Royce received a score of 100 percent, indicative of his dedication to ensuring small businesses in California’s 39th Congressional District are able to succeed, grow, and hire. 

The NFIB is the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 to give small-business owners a voice in public policy-making, NFIB’s policy positions are set by its 350,000 business-owner members. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of its members to own, operate and grow their businesses. Read More

Rep. Royce Pushes for Increased Transparency at FSOC


Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) questioned Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary Patrick Pinschmidt of the Financial Services Oversight Council (FSOC) at a House Financial Services Committee hearing titled "Oversight of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.” Rep. Royce's questions for Pinschmidt focused on FSOC's work related to the asset management industry, as well as the lack of transparency and public disclosure at FSOC:

“While FSOC's step back from rashly designating asset managers as SIFIs was a positive development, it did not address the Council's lack of transparency in the process before and after a vote,” said Rep. Royce. “I was disappointed by Mr. Pinschmidt's non-answers when it comes to some very simple questions about how the Council plans to look at asset managers going forward.”

In response to Rep. Royce questions about the lack of public comment on FSOC work related to asset managers and asset management activities Pinschmidt stated, "The Council recognizes the importance of engaging with the public on its work, and that was part of the reason why the Council hosted an asset management conference back in May. We would expect, to the extent that this work moves forward, additional consultation and collaboration."

The Dodd-Frank Act empowers FSOC to designate non-bank financial institutions as “systemically important financial institutions,” or SIFIs, which are subject to heightened prudential standards and supervision by the Federal Reserve. Rep. Royce voted against the final version of the legislation in 2010, citing its lack of focus on subprime mortgages that caused the crisis of 2008, failure to eliminate “Too Big To Fail” and future taxpayer bailouts, and restrictions to access to capital for small businesses and consumers. He has been a vocal proponent of increasing transparency, Congressional oversight, and public disclosure at FSOC, and supports legislative efforts to do so. Read More

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


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. Read More

Rep. Royce's Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Chino Hills


Rep. Royce’s staff will be available for mobile office hours in the Red Tailed Hawk Room in the City Clerk’s Office at Chino Hills City Hall. Read More

Paying for College Seminar


U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) will hold a "Paying for College" seminar on January 25, 2014. Read More

Chairman Royce Announces Southern California Field Hearing on Human Trafficking


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. Read More

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


U.S. Representative Ed Royce will hold a "Paying for College" seminar in conjunction with the City of Buena Park. Read More

Rep. Royce's Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours


A member of Rep. Royce's staff will hold mobile office hours on Thursday, October 3rd from 9am - 4pm at Chino Hills City Hall. Read More

OC Registrar of Voters Holds Free Election Academy


The OC Registrar of voters offers a complimentary "Election Academy" that will cover virtually all aspects of elections. Read More

U.S. Military Service Academy Info Series For Students


U.S. Rep. Ed Royce welcomes all interested students to a series of three informational meetings about the U.S. Military Service Academies. Read More

City of Brea 34th Annual Country Fair


Food, games, rides and live entertainment. Something planned for all ages! Read More

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


Chino Hills will host its 21st Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic on July 4, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. Read More

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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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