Ed Royce

Ed Royce

CALIFORNIA's 39th DISTRICT

Rep. Royce to Advance Legislation to Rein in Executive Salaries at Fannie and Freddie

2015/07/01

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) released the following statement in reaction to newly announced $4 million annual target compensation packages for the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac:

"Multi-million dollar salaries at Fannie and Freddie are egregious as American taxpayers continue to bear the risk for the GSEs. We appear to be tip-toeing back to a permanent quasi-state for our secondary housing market with private market compensation levels backed by taxpayers. I look forward to working with Chairman Hensarling to legislatively rein in executive salaries at these government-backed monopolies, a proposal that has won bipartisan support in the past."

In May, Rep. Royce introduced H.R. 2243, the Equity in Government Compensation Act of 2015, to suspend the 2015 compensation packages for executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in light of Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt directing the GSEs to submit proposed executive compensation plans for the position of CEO that may be as high as the 25th percentile of the market, or approximately $7.26 million a year.

Rep. Royce is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee with membership on both the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee and the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee. Read More

Rep. Royce Cosponsors Legislation to Modernize California Water Infrastructure

2015/06/25

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement after the introduction of H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, a comprehensive plan to reevaluate and renew California's current water infrastructure:

“It makes no sense that we Californians flush water down the river when it rains and scratch our heads when we run in to a water shortage. It's time to start thinking and planning ahead of a drought crisis. The bill introduced today provides emergency and long-term water supplies to families and farmers, increases our water storage capacity, and streamlines the permitting process for critical water recycling and reuse project approvals. Our current system of moving water from the North to the South is slow and ineffective; this bill fixes that so more water is pumped to Southern California during wet months for use in dry months. I look forward to working with my House and Senate colleagues to get this bill signed into law.”

Rep. Royce is an original cosponsor of the Western Water and American Food Security Act, legislation that will alleviate the effects of the drought in California and the Western United States by ensuring that state and federal agencies use the best science available to maximize water utilization. The bill also requires regulators to provide empirical evidence of claimed disruptions in fish populations and mandates that all options are considered before contracted water that has been paid for is diverted in the ocean.

Additionally, the legislation will provide federal regulators with direction and flexibility to capture water during periods of heavier precipitation, maximizing California’s ability to build its water reserves.

Rep. Royce represents California's 39th Congressional District which encompasses parts of Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties.

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Rep. Royce Welcomes Congressional Art Competition Winner from DBHS to Washington

2015/06/24

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) welcomed Hailey Shi of Diamond Bar High School, the winner of California's 39th Congressional District's Congressional Art Competition, to our nation's capital as she was recognized alongside competition winners from across the United States:

"The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity for the talented young people of California's 39th Congressional District to showcase their creative skills. Hailey Shi is an incredibly bright young woman that is representative of the excellent students our communities' parents, teachers, and schools help foster," said Rep. Royce.

Shi, a resident of Walnut, has her artwork "Flying with Hope" displayed in the United States Capitol with winning pieces from each Congressional district.

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Rep. Royce and Colleagues Send Letter to Federal Government on Asian American Complaint Against Harvard University

2015/06/22

Today, U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.), Glenn Grothmann (R-Wisc.), Pete Olson (R-Texas), and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice concerning the recent complaint filed by over 60 Asian-American groups against Harvard University alleging discrimination against Asian American applicants.

"Being Asian American should not be an obstacle to receiving a top university education. It’s sad I have to make that clear in 2015. We should be encouraging and inspiring our children to excel, not telling them their academic performance and merits are less important than their ethnicity," said Rep. Royce. "I look forward to a timely response to my inquiry."

Text of the letter can be read here or below:

June 22, 2015

Catherine Lhamon
Assistant Secretary
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100

Vanita Gupta
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Assistant Secretary Lhamon and Assistant Attorney General Gupta:

We are writing you regarding a recent complaint jointly filed by over sixty Asian-American associations from across the country with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division concerning Harvard University’s continued and systematic discrimination against Asian-Americans during its admissions process.  We urge you to review their complaint with full and fair consideration consistent with applicable law, rules, and regulations, and support you taking immediate actions you deem warranted to protect Asian-American college applicants against any infringements on their constitutional rights or equal protection under the law.

We believe that a robust and extensive investigation of their complaint is necessary and could reveal that other institutions of higher education in addition to Harvard University exercise admission quotas that unambiguously and systemically limit the admission of Asian-American students, similar to the well-documented admission quotas administered in the 1920s to limit the admission of Jewish students.

The discrimination alleged by the complaint is indefensible, improper, and immoral. We must ensure that our nation’s universities are not excluding applicants for admission simply based on their race, behavior that is inconsistent with the ideals of our nation’s founding.

Please thoroughly review the material and concerns provided to you in the complaint filed on May 15, 2015, by the Coalition of Asian-American Associations. We have a continuing interest in a resolution of this complaint and look forward to learning about the results of your investigation.

Sincerely,

Ed Royce
Member of Congress

Dana Rohrabacher
Member of Congress

Pete Olson
Member of Congress

Glenn Grothman
Member of Congress

Dan Donovan
Member of Congress

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Rep. Royce Votes to Repeal Burdensome Medical Device Tax

2015/06/18

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement on passage of the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015 (H.R. 160) through the U.S. House of Representatives after voting for the bill:

"This tax is an unnecessary barrier to the creation of the high tech, high paying jobs that characterize Orange County’s medical device manufacturing sector. The tax also makes lifesaving medical devices more costly for the patients and families who depend on them."

The Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015, of which Rep. Royce is an original cosponsor, would eliminate the 2.3 percent excise tax imposed on the sale of medical devices that was enacted in 2013 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The Medical Devices and Diagnostic Equipment manufacturing sector provides over $21 billion in total economic activity to the Southern California economy while supporting over 102,000 jobs that pay in excess of $7.4 billion in salaries, wages, and benefits. In Orange County alone, it is estimated that 22,531 people worked in the Medical Devices and Diagnostic Equipment sector during 2013, contributing $11 billion of economic activity with an average wage of $106,712 per year.

Rep. Royce represents California's 39th Congressional District, which includes the municipalities of Fullerton, Brea, Yorba Linda, Placentia, and Buena Park.

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Royce Elicits Lew Support for GSE Reform Building Blocks

2015/06/17

Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew at the House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled "The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council” on the current status of the GSEs and the need to reform them.

"The false narrative that is perpetuated is that the taxpayers have been repaid [by the GSEs], it’s time to end conservatorship, and return the GSEs to the control of shareholders," said Rep. Royce. "From your comment earlier, I assume you disagree with this narrative, and agree with the conclusion of the [New York] Fed that failing to work to wind down the GSEs and give space for private capital to come in would be a ‘colossal missed opportunity to put U.S. residential mortgage finance on a more stable long-term footing.’"

“I totally agree… the risk is being borne by taxpayers on an ongoing basis and the conservatorship is not over," answered Secretary Lew. "I would only add one additional thing to what I said earlier which is that the damage done to our economy by the housing crisis was far more than the simple amount of money that was put into the GSEs and I think Americans are still healing from the pain of that financial crisis. So I think that the right thing is to do GSE reform and get on to a new restructured system, but it is not the right time to be talking about ending the conservatorship and paying dividends.”

"I think we can move forward together on that GSE reform concept. I’ve publicly endorsed reforms that would increase private sector participation in the secondary housing market, that would decrease taxpayer exposure to future losses, and limit disruption to the housing market. But I think if you look at the particulars, more risk sharing is something that could be done to create a lot of space here; a Common securitization platform is something that works for the GSEs and then brings in private capital to use that platform ; and a common residential mortgage backed security that would be a good start for Congress to pass this year if I have your thought on that," continued Rep. Royce.

"The items that you’ve just mentioned are the kinds of things we’ve been talking about and thinking about. Obviously there is a Common Securitization Platform being built, it’s something that could be expanded beyond the GSEs and be available more broadly. I think that the more we’re able to lay a foundation that a private securitization market could be built on, the better off we’d be," replied Secretary Lew.

The section of the March 2015 Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Report on “The Rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac” cited by Rep. Royce in his oral questioning of Secretary Lew can be found here.

Click here or on the image below to watch Rep. Royce’s questioning and Secretary Lew’s answers:


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Chairman Royce Questions Witnesses on America's Cyber Defense Readiness

2015/06/16

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, questioned witnesses on our nation's readiness to defend against foreign cyber-attacks at today's House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing entitled “A Global Perspective on Cyber Threats."

Rep. Royce began his time by posing a “short but complicated question," asking the witnesses, "What constitutes an act of war in cyberspace?"

"If it does affect our national and economic security, and it's driven by a nation state actor, Article 5 could be triggered. For example in a NATO context, if Russia engaged in a computer network attack against Lithuania, that doesn't have to be a military attack, it can also be on civilian infrastructures," responded Mr. Frank J. Cilluffo, director of The George Washington University's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.

"Who in the Administration decides what is an act of cyberwar, or cyberterrorism, or cyber vandalism as the President called that Sony act... who makes that decision in terms of differentiating how we designate one of these assaults?" continued Rep. Royce.

"From what I've seen, it's the President's call," answered Mr. Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Strategist at FireEye, Inc.

"Are we at that point where we need to consider this in terms of our national security in the same way during WWII that it dawned on us that we needed a separate branch of the service, the Air Force, in order to handle a new mode of warfare?" concluded Rep. Royce.

"It really is about delineating the Title 10 activity within our armed services community. I think some of the intelligence activity trumps some of the Title 10 activity. I see CyberCom being firstly a full combat-and-command, not part of strategic command, and also more in a Title 10 hat than a Title 50 hat coupled with NSA."

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Rep. Royce Questions HUD's Castro on GSE Reform and FHA Market Exodus

2015/06/11

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.) questioned U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on the need for housing finance reform and the exodus of bank lenders from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) program at today's House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled “The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.”

Today's hearing follows both Rep. Royce and Secretary Castro keynoting National Journal's "Sustainable Homeownership: The Future of Housing Finance" forum last week during which Rep. Royce endorsed aspects related to housing finance reform of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby's (R-AL) regulatory relief bill, the Financial Regulatory Improvement Act.

"I wanted to get your take on... an increase in private sector credit risk sharing by the GSEs... the creation of a truly Common Securitization Platform which allows for issuance of mortgage-backed securities other than the GSEs, and the development of a common residential mortgage-backed security by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. I thought I would just give you the floor to discuss how this might bring private sector capital back into the market and how we might work together to achieve these goals as kind of a building block," said Rep. Royce to Secretary Castro.

"Housing finance reform has been a long and winding road I think it's fair to say but the Administration is supportive of housing finance reform. In fact I think there's agreement on some of these issues. The President has made very clear that he does have an interest, as I think all Americans do, in taking taxpayers off the hook in the event that God forbid we did experience the same kind of housing crisis we did go through. Agreed that we can find  ways to introduce more private capital into the market. With respect to proposed legislation, I think there's some common principles that are the foundation to build on and we look forward to working with you," said Secretary Castro.

"We do have a situation where the FHA market share for large banks has recently been cut in half from 61% to 33% and I know that is a concern. Non-banks have increased now, they were 24% and now [several years later] they are 51%. Is this troubling, and do you think legal uncertainty maybe is part of the problem in terms of getting the traditional lenders more involved here and what about the need for a greater certainty around the rep and warranty framework here and looking at that as a way of bringing capital back in?" continued Rep. Royce.

"Yes, we are looking at that. We believe it makes sense to take reasonable steps to create more business certainty for lenders. I know this is something that Director Mel Watt at FHFA has worked on, is working on now, it's something that we're working on that's called Blueprint for Access to Credit [for American Families]. We hear from lenders about the uncertainty that does exist regarding potential liability. We look forward to being able to create greater certainty that will help open up the credit box reasonably for responsible Americans to get access to credit."

"Given the percentage of erosion here in market share and especially the fact that it's thinly capitalized non-banks that are coming in, I think that it needs to be addressed," concluded Rep. Royce.

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Rep. Royce Leads Letter to Federal Government on Asian-American Complaint Against Harvard University

2015/06/08

Today, U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) publicly released their letter to the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice concerning the recent complaint filed by over 60 Asian-American groups against Harvard University alleging discrimination against Asian American applicants. Reps. Royce and Rohrabacher have asked every member of the U.S. House of Representatives to sign the letter before sending it on June 22, 2015:

"The discrimination by elite American universities against Asian-American students is wrong and an offense to our Constitution’s 14th Amendment which offers citizens equal protection under the law. I argued against SCA-5 which would have directed public universities in California to prioritize race during the application process and I am leading my colleagues in contacting the federal government to urge a swift review of this complaint," said Rep. Royce. "We should be encouraging and inspiring our children to excel, not telling them their academic performance and merits are less important than their ethnicity."

"This is not just an issue for Asian-Americans. Those who do the best job should get the best positions and what we have now is an insidious form of discrimination that has caused harm to individuals simply because of their race,” said Rep. Rohrabacher.

Text of the letter is below:

June 22, 2015

Catherine Lhamon
Assistant Secretary
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100

Vanita Gupta
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Assistant Secretary Lhamon and Assistant Attorney General Gupta:

We are writing you regarding a recent complaint jointly filed by over sixty Asian-American associations from across the country with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division concerning Harvard University’s continued and systematic discrimination against Asian-Americans during its admissions process.  We urge you to review their complaint with full and fair consideration consistent with applicable law, rules, and regulations, and support you taking immediate actions you deem warranted to protect Asian-American college applicants against any infringements on their constitutional rights or equal protection under the law.

We believe that a robust and extensive investigation of their complaint is necessary and could reveal that other institutions of higher education in addition to Harvard University exercise admission quotas that unambiguously and systemically limit the admission of Asian-American students, similar to the well-documented admission quotas administered in the 1920s to limit the admission of Jewish students.

The discrimination alleged by the complaint is indefensible, improper, and immoral. We must ensure that our nation’s universities are not excluding applicants for admission simply based on their race, behavior that is inconsistent with the ideals of our nation’s founding.

Please thoroughly review the material and concerns provided to you in the complaint filed on May 15, 2015, by the Coalition of Asian-American Associations. We have a continuing interest in a resolution of this complaint and look forward to learning about the results of your investigation.

Sincerely,

Ed Royce
Member of Congress

Dana Rohrabacher
Member of Congress

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Rep. Royce Announces 2015 Service Academy Appointees

2015/06/03

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) announced his 2015 United States service academy appointments from California's 39th Congressional District today. Later this week, Rep. Royce will host a reception for the students to congratulate them on their anticipated matriculation to some of our nation's most prestigious academic institutions and thank them for their commitment to serving in the armed forces.

"It is an honor to nominate these students for acceptance to a U.S. service academy. These young people are stellar students, community leaders, and patriots," said Rep. Royce. "I'm excited to see their future accomplishments, and am confident that they will have successful careers in the military and beyond."

The following is a list of students from California's 39th Congressional District who received a service academy nomination from Rep. Royce and will be attending a service academy later this year. Student hometowns and high schools or civilian undergraduate institutions are also included:

United States Air Force Academy

Esther S. M. Kim, Buena Park, California Virtual Academy
Scott H. McDill, Chino Hills, Walnut High School
Mathew S. Sheikh, Fullerton, Troy High School
Jonathan A. Williams, Placentia, Pacifica High School
Kathryn D. Clark, Hacienda Heights, Los Altos High School

United States Military Academy

Daniel J. Castro, Diamond Bar, Diamond Bar High School
Caleb H. Lim, Diamond Bar, Diamond Bar High School
Dakota B Millsap, Yorba Linda, Yorba Linda High School, California State University, Fullerton and the Marion Military Institute
Samantha N. Polen, Yorba Linda, Esperanza High School and California State University, Fullerton
Ashley J. Yoo, Placentia, Yorba Linda High School

United States Naval Academy

Lysabela M. Amaya, Brea, Brea Olinda High School and Naval Academy Preparatory School
Brendan M. Ferrer Green, Fullerton, Troy High School and Kiski School
Hannah J. Hirzel, Fullerton, Orange Lutheran High School

All U.S. service academy applicants must receive a Congressional nomination. The application process is rigorous, based on a candidate's academic achievement, athletic ability, extracurricular activities, and community service.

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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.

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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).

Watch the Congressional App Challenge Coalition Webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvOKpJ5mvNs&feature=share Read More

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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OC Registrar of Voters Holds Free Election Academy

2013/10/03

The OC Registrar of voters will offer a complimentary "Election Academy" that will cover virtually all aspects of elections. The course is designed for all who are interested - from voters to candidates. The sessions last from 6pm - 9pm and are held at the Orange County Registrar of Voters (1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, CA 92705). Visit http://www.ocvote.com/community/orange-county-election-academy/ or call (714) 567-7600 for more information. Read More

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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Join Rep. Royce in Celebrating Flag Day

2013/06/14

June 14th commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Our Flag is an informative document that explains the history of the American flag as well as the appropriate observance and display practices. The publication also includes a brief history of each state flag. Make sure to take a look at the document here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CDOC-109sdoc18/pdf/CDOC-109sdoc18.pdf Read More

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Royce Elicits Lew Support for GSE Reform Building Blocks, 6/17/2015

2015-06-17 16:20:25


Chairman Royce Questions Witnesses on Definition of Cyberwar, American Cyber Defenses 6.16.15

2015-06-16 15:56:47


Rep. Royce Questions HUD's Castro on Increased Non-Bank FHA Lending

2015-06-11 17:31:09


Rep. Royce Questions HUD Secretary Julian Castro on GSE Risk Sharing and CSP, 6-11-15

2015-06-11 16:31:27


Rep. Royce Questions Witnesses on Cybersecurity Coordination at HFSC Hearing, 5/19/15

2015-05-19 19:31:34


Rep. Royce Questions HFSC Witnesses on Data Security, 5/14/2015

2015-05-14 16:21:37


Rep. Royce Questions FINRA CEO on Data Collection Privacy Concerns, DoL Fiduciary Rule - 05/1/15

2015-05-01 15:34:12


Titan TV CSUF Report on Royce 7th Annual Women's Conference

2015-04-12 22:30:33


Rep. Royce Questions SEC's Andrew Ceresney, 3/19/15

2015-03-19 14:19:34


Rep. Royce Concerned About Compliance Costs Facing Community Banks & Credit Unions

2015-03-18 18:19:41


Rep. Royce Announces Introduction of Credit Union Residential Loan Parity Act

2015-03-18 16:31:46


Chairman Royce Questions Treasury Secretary Jack Lew at HFSC Hearing, 3/17/15

2015-03-17 15:58:04


Royce Questions Hearing Witnesses on Oversight of the Federal Housing Administration, 2/26/15

2015-02-26 20:05:13


Rep. Royce Rep. Royce Urges Resolution to West Coast Port Labor Negotiations, 2/12/15

2015-02-12 20:34:51


Rep. Royce Questions HUD Secretary Julian Castro, 2/11/15

2015-02-11 17:52:22


Rep. Royce Questions FHFA Director Mel Watt on GSE Overleverage, 1/27/2015

2015-01-27 16:40:00


Rep. Royce Receives Outstanding Friend Award from Diamond Bar Friends of the Library

2015-01-22 18:29:30


Rep. Royce Reaction to the SOTU with KABC, 1/20/15

2015-01-22 16:41:47


Rep. Royce Discusses 2015 SOTU on KCAL

2015-01-21 16:12:53


Rep. Royce Opening Statement, Competitiveness of U.S. Insurers Hearing 11/18/14

2014-11-18 20:07:28


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royce.house.gov

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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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