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  • February 5 Deadline for the 2016 Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announces the deadline for the 23rd Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition is Friday, February 5, 2016, at 5:00 PM PST. The competition is open to all students in grades 9-12 who reside in the 40th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Downey, Huntington Park, Maywood, Paramount, Vernon, and parts of Bellflower, East Los Angeles, Florence-Graham, South Los Angeles, and Walnut Park. “Thi... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Lofgren, Gutiérrez Statement on Central American Refugee Screening and Resettlement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04) issued the following statement regarding refugee screening and resettlement for El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala: “The Administration’s recently announced recognition that many Central Americans qualify as refugees under international law is an important and constructive step towards a comprehensive regional refugee solution to address violence in the Central Americ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Letter to President Obama Demanding End to Immigration Raids
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04) led the release of a letter to President Obama demanding an end to immigration home raids that have targeted Central American families with children. The letter, which can be read here, has been signed by 146 Members of Congress. Reps. Roybal-Allard, Lofgren, and Gutiérrez spoke about the letter at a press conference this afternoon, where they were joined by House Demo... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Issues Response to State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Tonight, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Obama made a bold and inspiring call for action to confront the many challenges our nation faces at home and around the world. “Over the past seven years, it has been my privilege to work with the Obama Administration to build a more perfect union, and I stand ready to do whatever I can in the coming year to keep America moving forwa... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on DHS Removal Operations
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about the Department of Homeland Security’s apprehension of migrant women and children: “I am deeply disappointed in the harsh enforcement tactics the Department of Homeland Security is using to apprehend vulnerable migrant women and children. At a time when DHS is attempting to rebuild a relationship with Latino communities, the invasion of people’s homes and neighborhoods sows fear and distrust, and subjects migr... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Boyle, Farr and Titus Lead Letter to National Institutes of Health Calling for Retirement of Monkeys from Government Laboratory
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Congressman Sam Farr (CA-20), Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1), and 24 additional members of Congress sent a letter to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins requesting that the agency make plans to transfer 300 monkeys from a shuttering federal laboratory in Maryland to reputable sanctuaries. The letter can be read here. The request follows NIH’s announcement in early December that, a... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Issues Statement on Omnibus Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Energy & Environment, Immigration, Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) voted for the omnibus appropriations bill to fund the government through September 2016. She issued the following statement about the bill: “As the ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, I can attest that Division F of the bill before us today, which provides funds for the Department of Homeland Security, is the result of careful consideration, intense scrutiny, and bipartisan collaboration. I want to thank Chair... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Becerra, Schiff Lead Letter to President Obama Calling for LA River Project Funding in Next Year’s Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Los Angeles River Revitalization

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28), and ten additional members of the Los Angeles-area congressional delegation sent a letter to President Obama calling for $4.2 million in Preconstruction Engineering and Design (PED) funding for the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration project to be included in next year’s budget request. The project would restore and revitalize the areas where the LA River flows, from Burba... Read more

  • Congressional Immigration Leaders and Children Call for Ending Family Detention as “A Wish for the Holidays”
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    This afternoon, the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform and We Belong Together were joined by children at a Capitol Hill press conference to call for an end to America’s family detention system. Nine members of Congress spoke out about the need to end family detention, including Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform; Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19); Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04); Congresswo... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Killing of Downey Police Officer Ricardo Galvez
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has issued the following statement about the killing of Downey Police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez: “I am shocked and saddened by the news that Downey Police Officer Ricardo Galvez was shot and killed last night. I hope that those who committed this chilling crime will quickly be brought to justice. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with Officer Galvez's family, friends, and co-workers in this difficult time.” ### Read more