He was previously the representative for California’s 40th congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for California’s 39th congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 2002.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Royce.
Royce is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Royce has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Edward “Ed” Royce sits on the following committees:
Royce was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3364: Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act
- H.R. 1644: Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act
- H.R. 6297 (114th): Iran Sanctions Extension Act
- H.R. 2494 (114th): Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016
- H.R. 757 (114th): North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016
- H.R. 2297 (114th): Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015
- H.R. 2847 (114th): Electrify Africa Act of 2015
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Royce sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Royce’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5276: To modernize the Food for Peace Program in the United States Agency for ...
- H.R. 5132: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act
- H.R. 5040: Export Control Reform Act of 2018
- H.Res. 676: Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the ...
- H.R. 4546: National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act
- H.R. 4373: AML and CTF Modernization Act
- H.R. 4337: Safeguarding American PII Act
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H.R. 985: Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015
Nov 14, 2016. Passed 355/38.
H.R. 597: Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act
Oct 27, 2015. Passed 313/118.
House Democrats and a portion of the Republican House majority teamed up last week to win an important battle in the fight to bring back the Export-Import bank, a quasi-governmental agency that provides subsidies to foreign companies buying American goods. On Monday, October, 26, 2015, ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 749: Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015
Mar 4, 2015. Passed 316/101.
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 1993 to Mar 2018, Royce missed 350 of 16,784 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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