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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Co-Authors Letter from 200+ House Members in Support of Catfish Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about today’s presentation to House leadership of a letter she co-authored from 206 House members in support of bringing up S.J. Res. 28 – a bipartisan joint resolution of disapproval under the procedures of the Congressional Review Act to end the duplicative and wasteful USDA catfish inspection program – for a vote by the full House: “I am committed to ensuring that our government is efficient and effective. That is why ... Read more

  • California Democratic Congressional Delegation Urges Approval of State Waiver to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Into Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Immigration

    The California Congressional Delegation released a letter today calling on the Obama Administration to approve a waiver that would allow undocumented immigrants to purchase unsubsidized health insurance through Covered California, the state’s health benefits exchange. If approved, California would become the first state in the nation to allow individuals and families without legal immigration status to purchase care through the state’s health exchange. The call for approval of what is known as t... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard’s STOP Act Reauthorization to Prevent Underage Drinking Gets Committee Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    This morning, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee held a hearing on the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1717), introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40). The bill reauthorizes Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s STOP Underage Drinking Act, a 2006 law which addressed the epidemic problem of underage drinking in America. General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), tes... Read more

  • REP. ROYBAL-ALLARD, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS APPLAUD ANNOUNCEMENT OF DHS REVIEW OF PRIVATE DETENTION CENTERS
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Norma J. Torres (D-CA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Jared Polis (D-CO), Judy Chu (D-CA), Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), and Xavier Becerra (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson that the Department will review its use of private contractors to operate immigration detention centers. This announcement follows the Department o... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard, Members of California's Congressional Delegation, Angelenos Affected by Gun Violence, and Local Leaders Urge Vote on Bills to Prevent Gun Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    At Los Angeles City Hall today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) joined fellow members of Congress from Southern California’s congressional delegation, Angelenos affected by gun violence, and community leaders committed to gun safety, including representatives from the LGBTQ and Muslim communities, in calling on Congress to vote on bills to prevent gun violence. Watch the video of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s remarks here, followed by remarks from Adela Barajas of L.A.U.R.A. Life Aft... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Presents Water Safety PSA with The ZAC Foundation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has joined with The ZAC Foundation, a national leader in water safety education and drowning prevention, to film a public service announcement about water safety. The PSA is released in the lead-up to the Fourth of July weekend, a time when drownings are typically at a high point. The PSA is available for download here, and can also be viewed on YouTube. “I’m so pleased to team up with The ZAC Foundation for this public service announcement to tell fam... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Supreme Court DAPA/Expanded DACA Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about today’s 4-4 Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Texas, regarding President Obama’s executive actions to expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and implement Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA): “Today’s split decision from the Supreme Court is deeply disappointing. Although the decision does not set a Supreme Court precedent, it does prevent DAPA and expa... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Committee Markup of FY 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today delivered the following statement at the full Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations bill: Mr. Chairman, the terrorist attack and hate crime that was perpetrated in Orlando on June 12 was a tragedy for our entire nation. It serves as a stark reminder for all of us of the important work we are doing here today, and of... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote against the fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill, which passed the House today: “I firmly believe in the need for a strong national defense. This is particularly true at a time when terrorism and turmoil abroad continue to threaten our allies and our homeland. Unfortunately, the FY17 Defense Appropriations Bill passed by the House of Representatives today fails to provide our troops with the resourc... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates South LA’s Promise Zone Designation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) was at Los Angeles Trade Technical College to celebrate the announcement that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has designated South Los Angeles as a Promise Zone. The designation means that the federal government will help South LA leaders implement a comprehensive strategy to create jobs and educational opportunities, reduce violent crime, and strengthen the local economy. This help will be provided through access to g... Read more