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Edward Royce
Edward Royce.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 39
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJerry Lewis (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$30.99 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,929,986
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
1983-1992
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University-Fullerton, 1977
Personal
BirthdayOctober 12, 1951
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
Net worth$663,007
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Edward Royce (b. October 12, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 39th Congressional District. Royce was first elected to the House in 1992.

Royce most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 39th District. He defeated Jay Chen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1] He was displaced from the 40th District by redistricting.[2]

Royce began his political career in the California State Senate, where he served from 1983 until his election to the U.S. House in 1993.

Royce is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Royce is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Royce's academic, professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Royce serves on the following committees in the 113th Congress:[4][5]

2011-2012

Royce served on the following committees:[6]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
  • Foreign Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Chair
    • Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Royce's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Royce voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Royce voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Royce voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[12] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[13] Royce voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[15] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Royce voted against HR 2775.[16]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "Yes" Royce voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[17]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Royce voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[18] The vote largely followed party lines.[19]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Royce voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[20]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Royce voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[21]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Royce voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[22]

Campaign themes

2012

Royce's campaign website listed the following issues:[23]

  • Creating American Jobs
Excerpt: "Our nation is hurting. Twenty-five million Americans are either unemployed or underemployed. The big government policies of liberals in Washington have failed because they are based on the assumption that government creates jobs."
  • Reining in Washington
Excerpt: "As one of the original members of the Congressional Porkbusters Coalition, I have worked hard to cut waste and reduce the size of government. I've been honored by watchdog groups, including Citizens Against Government Waste, for my work and I will never stop battling the liberal Washington establishment over the size and scope of the federal government."
  • Health Care Reform
Excerpt: "I am working tirelessly to advocate for real changes to our healthcare system which actually reduce costs without putting us on a path to bankruptcy. Instead of empowering Washington bureaucrats, we need to empower doctors and patients and enhance competition throughout our healthcare sector."
  • Energy Independence
Excerpt: "Nothing has hit the pocketbooks of Americans harder than the sharp increase in the price of gasoline. For every penny the price of gasoline increases, the cost to consumers goes up additional $4 million per day. Given the current state of our economy, the status quo is no longer acceptable."
  • Excellence in Education
Excerpt: "America’s future depends on an education system that produces young people who can compete in the world marketplace. We need to make sure our schools are the very best they can be. Today, much of the money we spend on education is wasted on the bureaucracy, instead of being spent in the classroom where teachers and students need it the most. We need to get more of our education dollars into the classroom."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 39th Congressional District elections, 2014

Royce is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will compete in the blanket primary on June 3, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 39th Congressional District elections, 2012

Royce won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 39th District as a Republican.[1] He was displaced from the 40th District by redistricting. He and Jay Chen (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating D'Marie Mulattieri (Ind). Royce went on to defeat Chen in the general election on November 6, 2012.[24][25] Royce was considered one of 2012's vulnerable incumbents.[26]

U.S. House, California District 39 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Royce Incumbent 57.8% 145,607
     Democratic Jay Chen 42.2% 106,360
Total Votes 251,967
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 39 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdward R. Royce (R) Incumbent 66.3% 62,874
Green check mark transparent.pngJay Chen (D) 30% 28,457
D'Marie Mulattieri (NPP) 3.8% 3,561
Total Votes 94,892

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Royce is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Royce raised a total of $10,929,986 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[37]

Edward Royce's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 39) Won $2,746,376
2010 US House (California, District 40) Won $1,797,849
2008 US House (California, District 40) Won $1,644,376
2006 US House (California, District 40) Won $1,520,392
2004 US House (California, District 40) Won $1,215,928
2002 US House (California, District 40) Won $1,100,172
2000 US House (California, District 39) Won $904,893
Grand Total Raised $10,929,986

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Royce's reports.[38]

Edward Royce (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[39]April 15, 2013$565,771.41$465,406.91$(444,406.64)$586,771.68
July Quarterly[40]July 15, 2013$586,771.68$507,972.78$(324,597.66)$770,146.80
October Quarterly[41]October 15, 2013$771,046.80$374,969.45$(115,842.71)$1,029,273.54
Year-End[42]January 31, 2014$1,029,273$358,901$(203,169)$1,185,132
April Quarterly[43]April 15, 2014$1,185,132$365,196$(147,087)$1,403,241
Pre-Primary[44]May 22, 2014$1,403,241$88,036$(86,273)$1,405,004
July Quarterly[45]July 15, 2014$1,405,004$294,241$(48,016)$1,651,229
Running totals
$2,454,723.14$(1,369,392.01)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Royce's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Royce won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Royce's campaign committee raised a total of $2,746,294 and spent $4,512,336.[46] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[47]

Cost per vote

Royce spent $30.99 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Royce's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Royce won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Royce's campaign committee raised a total of $1,797,849 and spent $1,661,978.[48]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 40, 2010 - Edward Royce Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,797,849
Total Spent $1,661,978
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Edward Royce's campaign committee
Tiger Asia Management$25,700
Orange County Teachers Fed Credit Union$19,400
Credit Union National Assn$14,250
Bank of America$13,800
Edelson McGuire LLC$13,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Insurance$208,300
Securities & Investment$160,000
Real Estate$98,750
Retired$94,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$73,050

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Royce is a "moderate Republican leader" as of June 2013.[49]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[50]

Royce most often votes with:

Royce least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Royce missed 308 of 13,520 roll call votes from January 1993 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[51]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Royce paid his congressional staff a total of $943,909 in 2011. He ranked 91st on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 198th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[52]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Royce's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $375,014 and $951,000. That averages to $663,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 92.17% from 2010.[53]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Royce's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $154,014 and $536,000. That averages to $345,007, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[54]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Royce ranked 167th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[55]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Royce ranked 80th in the conservative rankings.[56]

Voting with party

2013

Royce voted with the Republican Party 98.2% of the time, which ranked 58th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[57]

Personal

Royce has a wife, Marie.

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. "California incumbents seek new districts to call home", washingtonpost.com, August 11, 2011
  3. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Edward Randall Royce," Accessed November 14, 2011
  4. Politico, "House committee chairs all men," November 28, 2012
  5. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  6. U.S. Representative Ed Royce, 40th District of California "Committee Assignments"
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  18. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  23. Campaign website, My Views
  24. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  25. Unofficial election results
  26. New York Times "House Ratings" Accessed October 3
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  37. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Edward Royce," Accessed March 22, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission "Edward Royce Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "Edward Royce April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Edward Royce July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Edward Royce October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  42. Federal Election Commission, "Edward Royce Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  43. Federal Election Commission, "Edward Royce April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  44. Federal Election Commission, "Edward Royce Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  45. Federal Election Commission, "Edward Royce July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  46. Open Secrets "Ed Royce 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  47. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  48. Open Secrets "Edward Royce 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 14, 2011
  49. Gov Track "Edward Royce," Accessed June 7 2013
  50. OpenCongress, "Edward Royce," Accessed July 31, 2013
  51. GovTrack, "Edward Royce," Accessed April 2, 2013
  52. LegiStorm "Edward Royce"
  53. OpenSecrets.org, "Royce, (R-Cali), 2011"
  54. OpenSecrets.org, "Royce, (R-Cali), 2010"
  55. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  56. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  57. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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1993-Present
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