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Rep. Royce to Host Congressional Art Competition Exhibition


U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) will host a Congressional Art Competition Exhibition for the nearly 100 high school students from the 39th Congressional District of California that submitted an entry to the contest. The winner of the contest will be announced at the exhibition and his or her artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol alongside winning pieces from every Congressional district across the country:

"The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity for the talented young people of our community to showcase their creative skills and I was delighted to receive a record amount of submissions this year" said Rep. Royce. "I look forward to personally congratulating all of the contest entrants and announcing the contest's winner, whose work will be proudly displayed in our nation's capital."

The contest and exhibition are a part of a nationwide Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the Congressional Arts Caucus. The winning submission will be determined by a panel of judges made up of volunteers, including:

Veronica Alvarez, Director of School and Teacher Audiences at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Aimee Aul, Event Coordinator at the Fullerton Museum Center
Marsha Judd, Artist and Instructor at California State University, Fullerton
Matthew Leslie, Director of Exhibitions at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Nancy Meyer, Co-curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Event details are as follows:

What: Congressional Art Competition Exhibition
Location: Fullerton Museum Center
Address: 301 N. Pomona Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

The exhibition is free to attend and open to both the public and media.

Rep. Royce has also posted photographs of each submission on his Congressional Facebook page and has asked his fans to choose their favorite submission. The winning artist of this contest will receive the "Fan Favorite" award.

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Reps. Royce and Himes Aim to Improve Early Diagnoses and Treatment of HHT


Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) introduced H.R. 1849, the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Diagnosis and Treatment Act of 2015, legislation to improve the diagnosis and treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT):

"While a cure does not exist for this terrible disease, early diagnoses and preventative treatment can lessen the suffering of those living with HHT," said Rep. Royce. "The Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Diagnosis and Treatment Act will result in more early detection of HHT, an emphasis on preventative care, lower healthcare costs for families taking care of a patient, and lives saved."

“HHT is a serious genetic disorder that can lead to sudden internal bleeding, stroke and disability, and even death. Unfortunately, only nine in ten affected individuals are diagnosed and the only visible warning sign is often a common nosebleed,” said Rep. Himes. “I was pleased to introduce the bipartisan HHT Diagnosis and Treatment Act with Representative Royce to support much-needed federal research and surveillance efforts to improve HHT early diagnoses and interventions. Through the work of the NIH and CDC, we can help reduce suffering for HHT patients, further our nation’s strong commitment to medical research and lower health care costs.”

HHT, also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome, is a commonly misdiagnosed genetic disorder that afflicts one in 5,000 Americans and over 1.4 million people across the world. A person with HHT may form blood vessels without the capillaries, tiny blood vessels that pass blood from arteries to veins, that are usually present in the body. Those with HHT experience a variety of symptoms, including chronic nosebleeds, disfiguring skin lesions, seizures, and bleeding into major organs such as the lungs and brain. HHT affects individuals of all ages, races and genders and there is currently no cure.

The Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Diagnosis and Treatment Act of 2015 creates a federally led and financed initiative for early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of HHT that will prevent the premature deaths of HHT patients and lower health care costs through proven treatment interventions for those who have HHT.

Specifically, the bill establishes a HHT resource center within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide comprehensive education on, and disseminate information about, HHT to health professionals, patients, and the public. It also directs the CDC to conduct a population study, supplemented by sentinel health care provider or center surveillance, and administrative database analyses, to more accurately identify the prevalence of HHT and hemorrhagic strokes resulting from the disease. Additionally, the legislation requires the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to implement a HHT initiative to assist in coordinating activities to improve early detection, screening, and treatment of people who suffer from HHT. The NIH initiative will focus on advancing research on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of HHT.

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DOL Proposed Fiduciary Standard Rule Potentially Harmful to Consumers


U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed fiduciary duty rule:

“As I review the Administration’s current proposal, I remain concerned that previous iterations of the rule would have limited access to investment advice and education for low-income savers – the very Americans DOL claims it is trying to protect. It’s my hope that the DOL has changed course, but I’m not optimistic. If the Administration insists on applying the failed philosophy of ‘government knows best’ to retirement savings, Congress should intervene to ensure savers can continue to choose how best to plan for their own retirement.”

Rep. Royce is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and sits on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises.

For more information, contact Saat Alety at Saat.Alety@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-4111.

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


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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Condoleezza Rice draws crowd to women's conference in Fullerton


FULLERTON – Swimming pools and drinking fountains still had “whites only” signs when Condoleezza Rice was growing up in Birmingham, Ala.

She felt the weight of that persecution in 1963, after her kindergarten classmate was among the four girls killed when members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

Still, her parents — both educators who never made more than $60,000 between them — taught her to never be a victim. They told her she’d have to work twice as hard. But if she did, there would be no limits on what she could accomplish.

“Somebody has to be first,” said Rice, who went on to become the first woman to serve as National Security Adviser and the first black woman to serve as Secretary of State.

Rice shared this message with more than 1,000 women at Rep. Ed Royce’s Women’s Conference on Saturday at Cal State Fullerton.

The seventh annual conference was the largest by far, and Royce, R-Fullerton, attributes much of that to having Rice as keynote speaker.

“She is a role model for women around the world,” Royce said, with successes as an author, Stanford professor, businesswoman and pianist since leaving politics behind when George W. Bush left office.

Rice is the reason Silvia Negrete spent her Saturday morning at the conference for the first time. But the Buena Park resident said she also drew inspiration from a breakout session earlier that morning on women as leaders in the workplace, with reminders to trust herself and not be afraid to ask questions.

In another breakout session, Heidi Murkoff, author of the pregnancy bible “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” spoke to a room packed with young mothers and grandmothers, activists and a few men.

Murkoff partnered with Lucy Martinez Sullivan, director of the 1,000 Days initiative to improve nutrition for pregnant women and infants. Spurred by questions from the audience, Murkoff and Sullivan discussed everything from the benefits of breastfeeding to the need for a federal mandate granting paid maternity leave.

“Nobody is going to say they don’t support babies. That would be crazy talk. But they don’t act on it,” Murkoff said. “We need to tell Congress that healthy babies are a priority.”

As women find their passion and a balance in life, Rice encouraged them to engage with democracy, working to make the country better.

The message struck a chord with Malia Javier Fontecchio of Buena Park. She’s a social worker in Los Angeles County, and said she wishes she could play Rice’s speech for her clients.

“It was really inspiring,” Fontecchio said.

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Condoleezza Rice Speaking at Royce Women's Conference with 1300 Confirmed Attendees


Former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver the keynote address at U.S. Representative Ed Royce's (R-Fullerton) 7th Annual Women's Conference on Saturday, March 28, at California State University, Fullerton. Over 1300 women from California's 39th Congressional District and the surrounding areas have confirmed their attendance at the conference.

"Secretary Rice is an accomplished diplomat, scholar, and business leader who is often cited as a role model for women around the world. She has lived a life dedicated to public service, and I'm honored that she will keynote the Women's Conference this year," said Rep. Royce.

From 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from 2001-2005, the first woman to hold the position.

The Women’s Conference, which Rep. Royce has hosted every year since 2009, is a half-day seminar dedicated to giving women the tools and resources necessary to enrich their lives. Past speakers include actress Kristen Bell and former eBay Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman.

In addition to the keynote speech, the conference will include breakout sessions on topics suggested by past conference attendees, such as personal finances, healthy living, infant nutrition, and career advice.

Due to overwhelming demand, general RSVPs to the conference are no longer being accepted.

Press RSVPs are still being accepted, contact Rep. Royce's Communications Director Saat Alety at saat.alety@mail.house.gov or (714) 255-0101 in order to attend.

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Rep. Royce Meets Special Olympics World Games 2015 Representatives


U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, recently met with representatives from the 2015 Special Olympics World Games to discuss preparations for this year's event in Los Angeles. Included in the group was Fullerton resident and three-time Special Olympics Gold Medalist Paul Hoffman.
"Through the Special Olympics, people with intellectual disabilities have discovered new strengths, abilities, skills, and successes. I'm looking forward to our community welcoming competitors from around the world and cheering on Team USA at the games this summer," said Rep. Royce.

With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.

Many communities in California's 39th Congressional District, including Fullerton, Hacienda Heights, and La Habra, have been designated as official Host Towns for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. These communities will provide lodging, transportation, food, and practice facilities for athletes and coaches from around the world.

“The Host Town program gives each community an opportunity to showcase to the world what makes them special, but more importantly to provide citizens with a better understanding of intellectual disabilities that will lead to acceptance and inclusion for all,” said Patrick McClenahan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

Rep. Royce is Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and represents California's 39th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties.

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Rep. Royce Introduces Legislation to Level Playing Field For Banks and Credit Unions


Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) and U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA) introduced H.R. 1422, the Credit Union Residential Loan Parity Act. The bill ensures that loans to finance the purchase of small apartment buildings from both credit unions and banks are considered residential real estate loans:

“At a time when the construction sector is still faltering during a tepid economic recovery, policymakers should be doing everything possible to encourage more private sector investment in housing," said Rep. Royce. "The Credit Union Residential Loan Parity Act means billions of additional dollars of capital for small businesses and increased competition between lenders, all of which benefits consumers."

“Credit unions are critical to local communities across America, and this small fix ensures they will be able to help small businesses access capital, make investments in local economies, and boost the construction and housing sectors," said Rep. Huffman.

Specifically, the bill removes loans made for the purchase of non-owner occupied, 1-4 unit dwellings from the calculation of the member business lending (MBL) cap currently imposed on credit unions. If enacted, the Credit Union Residential Loan Parity Act would allow credit unions to lend an additional $11 billion to small businesses, freeing up much needed private sector financing for commercial businesses and rental housing without any costs to taxpayers.

Importantly, the bill maintains the ability of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to apply stringent underwriting and servicing requirements to these loans, which often depend on rent as a chief contributor towards repayment.

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Royce Hosts Grant Supermarket for Local First Responders


The office of U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) is hosting a First Responder Federal Grant Supermarket, a unique event that will allow members of local first responder organizations the opportunity to meet personally with federal agencies to discuss their grant needs.

"First responders put their lives on the line for us every day and deserve all the support we can offer as they bravely do their jobs," said Rep. Royce. "Fostering stronger partnerships between local first responders and the federal government is integral to ensuring our community remains both safe and secure.”

Participating agencies include: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

The event will be held on Monday, March 30th, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the Buena Park Community Center (6688 Beach Boulevard., Buena Park, CA  90622).

General attendees can RSVP by clicking here.

Those interested in further details on the event may contact Alison Martin from Rep. Royce's office at (714) 255-0101 or Alison.Martin@mail.house.gov.

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Google Policy Counsel Katie Oyama Added to Women's Conference


U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) released the following statement on the addition of Katie Oyama, senior policy counsel at Google and former associate counsel to the Vice President of the United States, to his 7th Annual Women's Conference speaker lineup:

"From graduating Berkeley Law with honors to testifying for Congress as an expert on copyright law, Katie had demonstrated excellence every step of her career. I appreciate her joining this year's Conference to share her experiences navigating both the White House and corporate America at a time when women are continuously reaching new heights."

The Women’s Conference, which Rep. Royce has hosted every year since 2009, is a half-day seminar dedicated to giving women the tools and resources necessary to enrich their lives. This year's conference will be keynoted by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and features breakout speakers such as "What to Expect When You’re Expecting" author Heidi Murkoff and celebrity chef Jamie Gwen. A full list of speakers and corresponding biographies can be viewed here.

The office of Rep. Royce is currently accepting general admission RSVPs. For more information about the conference and to RSVP, please click here.

NOTE: This event is open to the press, but an RSVP is required. Media RSVPs and inquiries can be directed to Rep. Royce's Communications Director Saat Alety at saat.alety@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-4111.

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Reps. Royce and Meeks Move to Bolster Lending Ability of Credit Unions


Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) and U.S. Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) introduced H.R. 1188, the Credit Union Small Business Jobs Creation Act. The bill increases the member business lending (MBL) cap for qualified credit unions from 12.25% to 27.5%:

“Current regulations arbitrarily cap the ability of our nation’s credit unions to lend to small businesses. Main Street businesses looking to expand and hire more workers have suffered as a result,” said Rep. Royce. "The Credit Union Small Business Jobs Creation Act removes this obstacle to lending and ensures that qualified credit unions are better able to support Americans who need loans to start, sustain, or grow their businesses.”

“By increasing the business lending cap on credit unions, this bill will create jobs, grow the economy, and help businesses throughout the country,” said Rep. Meeks. “It has long been known that small businesses are the key engine of job growth in this country. But only qualified and responsible credit unions with a history of business lending will be eligible under this bill. This is necessary to ensure the stability and an appropriate balance with our financial institutions.”

The Credit Union Small Business Jobs Creation Act increases the MBL cap from 12.25% to 27.5% for certain credit unions. Under the bill, to qualify for the higher cap a credit union must be well capitalized, have a history of member business lending experience, be operating near its current cap for at least one year, and receive approval by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

Reps. Royce and Meeks, senior members of the House Financial Services Committee, both urge swift action from their colleagues to advance this bipartisan legislation.

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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. 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


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


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. 

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

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

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

Witness List:
Panel I
The Honorable Luis CdeBaca
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


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


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


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


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


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


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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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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