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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Energy & Environment, Los Angeles River Revitalization

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about her vote today against the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which failed to pass the House today: “As a member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, I worked hard to ensure that our bill would be good for America and good for my Los Angeles communities. I included language encouraging the Army Corps of Engineers... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Becerra, and Schiff Applaud Introduction of Critical Legislation Authorizing LA River Project
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Los Angeles River Revitalization

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), and Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28) released the following statements commending the leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for including the authorization of the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Project in the Water Resources and Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). Last week, 12 members of the Los Angeles area congressional delegation urged the House Transportation and Infrast... Read more

  • Los Angeles Area Members of Congress Hear Testimony at “Protect Your Future: Restore the Vote” Voting Rights Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Linda Sánchez (CA-38), and Judy Chu (CA-27) today heard testimony from experts on the importance of strengthening voting rights protections at the “Protect Your Future: Restore the Vote” forum at East Los Angeles College. Held in conjunction with the Democratic Outreach & Engagement Task Force, the “Protect Your Future: Restore the Vote” forum hosted expert panelists for a discussion about steps Congress should take to ensure every American’s right to... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on MilCon/VA Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Veterans, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote today against the fiscal year 2017 Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill: “Today, House Republican leaders engaged in a shameful abuse of power during consideration of the fiscal year 2017 MilCon/VA Appropriations Bill. “When they saw that Rep. Maloney’s amendment prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination was about to be approved, GOP leaders held the vote open until they could force enough ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Joins Refugee Children and Families to Discuss Raids, Detention, and Conditions in Central America
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04), and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) joined children and parents from Honduras and El Salvador for a Capitol Hill press conference about raids, refugees, detention, and asylum issues. The group of children and parents traveled to Washington from Waukegan, IL, where they have settled since their arrival from Central America. They spoke about their experiences fleeing violence in Central America. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has be... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Zika Response Appropriations Act of 2016
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Tonight, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote against the Zika Response Appropriations Act of 2016: “Tonight, I voted against the Zika Response Appropriations Act of 2016 because it is completely inadequate to the scale of the threat that the Zika virus represents. President Obama’s $1.9 billion request to fight Zika is a reasonable and realistic response. The Senate’s bipartisan Murray-Blunt Amendment would provide $1.1 billion. In tonight’s ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    Tonight, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote against the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “I firmly believe in a strong national defense. At this time of growing threats and turmoil abroad, we must have a defense budget that meets the challenges of our time, provides long-term certainty to our military, and strengthens the security of American families. “Unfortunately, I had to vote against the NDAA because instead ... Read more

  • House Dems React to News of New Immigration Raids Targeting Refugee Women and Children
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, reacting to a Reuters news story that the Obama Administration will launch a new round of immigration raids targeting Central American women and children, Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04) released a joint statement: “We believe deportation targets should be felons, not families. We have inquired both with the White House and the Department of Homeland Security to get more information on the news reports about a new set of ra... Read more

  • Congressional Resolution Supporting LA 2024 Announced at US Capitol
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    At the United States Capitol, Los Angeles 2024 Candidature Committee leaders and California Congressmembers today announced a bipartisan US House of Representatives resolution in support of Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The bipartisan Congressional resolution is the latest expression of popular and political support for LA 2024. The US bid has already received the enthusiastic backing of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama; the unanimous vote of the... Read more

  • Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Announces 2016 Student Art Competition Winners
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) is pleased to announce the winners of the 23rd Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition. “It is a privilege to serve as honorary chair of this art competition,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “Year in and year out, this contest is a magnificent showcase for the creativity and potential of our local students. This competition also reminds us that arts education is critical to a young person's growth and development. Through the arts, stud... Read more