Royce was the representative for California’s 39th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2018.
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 2018 Report Card for Royce.
Royce is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Royce was the primary sponsor of 21 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3445: AGOA and MCA Modernization Act
- H.R. 3364 (115th): Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act
- H.R. 1644 (115th): Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act
- H.R. 2358: Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 898: Credit Score Competition Act of 2017
- H.R. 6297 (114th): Iran Sanctions Extension Act
- H.R. 2494 (114th): Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016
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 at least about half 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Royce’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7382: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Lobbying Regulation Act of 2018
- H.Res. 1149: Recognizing that the United States-Republic of Korea alliance serves as a linchpin of ...
- H.R. 6402: National Flood Insurance Program Extension and Enhanced Consumer and Community Protections Act of ...
- H.R. 6192: Credit Services Protection Act of 2018
- H.R. 5677: International Security Assistance Act of 2018
- H.R. 5592: Department of State Authorization Act of 2018
- H.R. 5480: Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018
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H.R. 7187: To extend the National Flood Insurance Program until December 7, 2018.
Nov 29, 2018. Passed 350/46.
S. 1182: The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
Jul 25, 2018. Passed 366/52.
The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This amendment does not include any reforms to the program; it is only a short-term extension. The NFIP was originally set ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 985: Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015
Nov 14, 2016. Passed 355/38.
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. 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 legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
From Jan 1993 to Dec 2018, Royce missed 367 of 17,170 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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