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Today, House Republicans brought another short-term Highway Trust Fund extension bill to the House floor, proving once again that they prefer to “govern by crisis” instead of developing a responsible and badly needed long-term solution to fix our crumbling infrastructure. I disagree with this short-sighted approach to governing. Our communities are crying out for a stable, long-term funding plan that will enable us to build a 21st century transportation system, fix our deteriorating roads and bridges, and create much-needed jobs. I reluctantly supported today's short-term authorization, because something is better than nothing. But what we really need is a long-term highway funding bill that provides certainty for our nation’s infrastructure projects. I also supported this legislation because it authorizes funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs to help ensure that veterans are able to get the medical care they need in a timely manner. While I disagree with the way this bill was brought to the floor – being coupled with a transportation bill that should have been debated on its own merits – I support giving our veterans the care they deserve. I remain committed to looking out for the best interests of our veteran community. That is why I will keep pushing for an end to the sequester, which will let us fully fund upgrades and renovations to veterans’ medical facilities in the coming fiscal year.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Did you know that over eight million immigrants across America qualify for U.S. citizenship, and almost 800,000 of them are in Los Angeles County? Today at 3PM PT / 6PM ET, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Univision Contigo, and Abogada Jessica Dominguez will answer your questions about citizenship and naturalization in a bilingual Q&A on their Facebook fan pages! They will also provide resources and information that you can use if you are interested in pursuing the naturalization process. ¿Sabías que hay más de 8 millones de inmigrantes en este país que califican para la ciudadanía y casi 800,000 de ellos residen en el condado de Los Angeles ? Hoy a las 3PM / 6PM hora del este, NALEO, Univision Contigo, y la Abogada Jessica Dominguez contestaran preguntas a través de Facebook sobre el proceso de la naturalización y ciudadanía. La sesión de preguntas y respuestas será bilingüe y se proveerá recursos e información a la que puedes recurrir si estas interesado en el proceso de naturalización.

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Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Today, House Republicans brought another short-term Highway Trust Fund extension bill to the House floor, proving once again that they prefer to “govern by crisis” instead of developing a responsible and badly needed long-term solution to fix our crumbling infrastructure. I disagree with this short-sighted approach to governing. Our communities are crying out for a stable, long-term funding plan that will enable us to build a 21st century transportation system, fix our deteriorating roads and bridges, and create much-needed jobs. I reluctantly supported today's short-term authorization, because something is better than nothing. But what we really need is a long-term highway funding bill that provides certainty for our nation’s infrastructure projects. I also supported this legislation because it authorizes funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs to help ensure that veterans are able to get the medical care they need in a timely manner. While I disagree with the way this bill was brought to the floor – being coupled with a transportation bill that should have been debated on its own merits – I support giving our veterans the care they deserve. I remain committed to looking out for the best interests of our veteran community. That is why I will keep pushing for an end to the sequester, which will let us fully fund upgrades and renovations to veterans’ medical facilities in the coming fiscal year.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Did you know that over eight million immigrants across America qualify for U.S. citizenship, and almost 800,000 of them are in Los Angeles County? Today at 3PM PT / 6PM ET, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Univision Contigo, and Abogada Jessica Dominguez will answer your questions about citizenship and naturalization in a bilingual Q&A on their Facebook fan pages! They will also provide resources and information that you can use if you are interested in pursuing the naturalization process. ¿Sabías que hay más de 8 millones de inmigrantes en este país que califican para la ciudadanía y casi 800,000 de ellos residen en el condado de Los Angeles ? Hoy a las 3PM / 6PM hora del este, NALEO, Univision Contigo, y la Abogada Jessica Dominguez contestaran preguntas a través de Facebook sobre el proceso de la naturalización y ciudadanía. La sesión de preguntas y respuestas será bilingüe y se proveerá recursos e información a la que puedes recurrir si estas interesado en el proceso de naturalización.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Was glad to take part in today's #FamilyDetention forum, organized by the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the House Judiciary Committee. We heard from former detainees, health and legal experts, and a whistleblower who served as the lead social worker at one of these detention facilities. It was a privilege for me and my colleagues to hear their testimony. I strongly believe that our family detention system must be stopped immediately. During my recent visits to the detention facilities at Karnes and Dilley, I was heartbroken at the sight of the mothers and children suffering in confinement. I heard stories of abusive staff and woefully inadequate medical care. Unfortunately, the conditions described by the women were not isolated incidents. It is critical for us to hold forums like this, and spread the truth about the family detention system to as wide an audience as possible, so that the American people will learn what has been going on in these facilities and hopefully be galvanized to speak out against their continued use. #EndFamilyDetention

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Glad to hear that the Boy Scouts of America will finally open its doors to gay adult leaders and employees! There is still more work to do – notably, the new policy will still allow faith-sponsored Scout troops to select leaders on the basis of their sexuality – but this is a big step in the right direction, and another welcomed victory for #LGBT rights. #BoyScouts #BoyScoutsOfAmerica

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Los Angeles is America's single best hope to bring the Summer Olympic Games back to the United States. We have hosted memorable and financially successful #SummerOlympics twice before, and we have the athletic and professional infrastructure necessary to stage another successful Summer Games in 2024. Our great city is the birthplace of such iconic Olympic institutions as the Olympic Village and the victory stand, and we stand poised and ready to add new memories to the Olympic tradition if we are called upon to do so. Los Angeles is a thriving and dynamic city that has much to offer to global visitors. Our storied athletic facilities, our Mediterranean climate, and our diverse cultural assets are the envy of the world. And if there are any naysayers who dismiss the idea of an LA #Olympics with a "been there, done that," then they clearly haven't been to LA recently. The fact is that a Los Angeles bid would give the U.S. Olympic Committee its best possible shot at securing the first U.S. Summer Olympics in 28 years.

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