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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following statement about her vote for today’s Continuing Resolution: “Today, I joined with my colleagues to pass a seven-day Continuing Resolution. I cast my vote to keep our federal government open, and to stand up for the veterans, seniors, federal workers, and millions of other Americans who rely on our federal government for promised benefits and salaries. However, I remain terribly frustrated that the Republican majority continues to... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Bipartisan Bill to Provide Veterans with Chiropractic Care
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led a bipartisan group of 28 congressmembers in introducing the Chiropractic Care for Veterans Act, which will make chiropractic care a standard benefit for veterans who rely on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care. Nearly half of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seek care for back and joint pain, which is commonly caused by combat and blast injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and use of heavy gear. “I am honored to... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Announces Public Display of 2017 Student Art Competition Entries
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has announced that the entries in the 24th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition are now on public display at Commerce’s Citadel Outlets, in the lobby of 500 Citadel Drive. This exhibit of artworks by local high school students is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 7 PM through Thursday, May 4th. The winners of the art competition will be announced at a ceremony in May. WHAT: Public display of entries in the 24th Ann... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard and Other Public Health Leaders Introduce National Public Health Week Resolutions
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congressional Public Health Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and her fellow co-chairs Congressmembers Kay Granger (TX-12), Gene Green (TX-29), Jim McGovern (MA-02), and Rob Wittman (VA-01) led the introduction of a resolution in the House of Representatives to recognize April 3rd through 9th as National Public Health Week 2017. They were joined by 15 other members as original co-sponsors of the House resolution. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced a Senate versi... Read more

  • Democratic House Members Hold Forum on Impact of Trump Immigration Policies on Children and Families
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    This afternoon, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the Co-Chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, held an immigration forum at the U.S. Capitol to discuss the impact of Trump Administration immigration policies on children and families. The forum placed particular focus on the harm of separating children from their parents, whether those separations occur at the U.S. border or within the United States itself. The forum was livestreamed at ... Read more

  • Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform Condemns Sec. Kelly’s Intent to Separate Children and Parents at the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, led 25 congresswomen from the working group in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly voicing their serious concern and opposition regarding Secretary Kelly’s recent remarks on separating children from their parents when they are detained at the US border. The text of the congresswomen’s letter is at the bottom of this... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Reintroduces Her Bill to Investigate 1930s Mexican Repatriation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has reintroduced her bill to establish the first-ever official commission to study the Mexican Repatriation of the 1930s, and recommend appropriate legislative remedies. In the 1930s, government authorities and private sector entities undertook an aggressive program to forcibly remove individuals of Mexican ancestry from the United States, including as many as 1.2 million U.S. citizens. The Congresswoman first introduced this legislation in 2016, as H.... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on FY 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill which came to a vote in the House of Representatives today: “As a member of Congress, it is my duty to ensure that the men and women who bravely protect our nation have the resources and training they need to do their jobs. I am pleased to support this full-year bill that funds the defense of our nation withi... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Revised Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the president’s revised Muslim ban: “Despite some changes around the edges, President Trump’s revised Muslim ban is essentially the same misguided and unconstitutional document it was before. It is still unlawful, unwarranted, and unnecessary. The United States already has extensive vetting for travelers coming to the U.S. “This ban on Muslims is simply bigotry wrapped in fear. America has a rich history of reli... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Presidential Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration, Labor and Economy

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the president’s address tonight to a joint session of Congress: “In tonight’s speech, President Trump talked about unity, but unfortunately, so much of what he said was divisive and destructive. His demonization of immigrants and his continued assault on the Affordable Care Act continue a pattern of moving our nation down the wrong path. And after 40 days of hateful rhetoric and destructive actions, the words of... Read more