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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on NDAA Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement on her vote today in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference bill: “I am committed to ensuring our national security, and to supporting the brave servicemembers who defend our land of liberty. That is why I voted for today’s NDAA conference bill, which authorizes strong investments in our national security and provides for our troops and their families. I am pleased today’s bill includes a 2.1 ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates House Passage of Her STOP Underage Drinking Act as Part of the Cures Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) celebrated the House of Representatives’ vote to reauthorize her Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The original STOP Act, a law to address the epidemic problem of underage drinking in America, passed Congress unanimously in 2006. The law was based on recommendations by the National Alliance to Prevent Underage Drinking (NAPUD), and represented an unprecedented collaboration between that... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Calls on President Obama to Protect DREAMers with Pardon
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 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) held a press conference at the U.S. Capitol to release a letter they have written to President Obama asking him to use the President’s pardon authority to protect DREAMers – young people who were brought to the United States as children and signed up for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The letter can be read here, and a document with information about th... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Opposes Appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has signed a letter with more than 100 of her House colleagues opposing President-elect Trump’s appointment of former Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist. “Steve Bannon’s history of promoting racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia is dangerously troubling,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “Making him the White House Chief Strategist sends a reckless message contrary to our American values. His appoint... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, DeLauro Succeed in Getting GAO to Conduct Child Labor Study
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Labor

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) celebrated their victory in securing a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the presence of child labor in the United States, including the latest statistics and trends regarding children working in agriculture. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has been a leader in the effort to protect child workers in the agricultural sector, having introduced the CARE Act (Children’s Act for Responsible Employment)... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Rollout of Folic Acid-Fortified Corn Masa Flour
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who led the years-long fight to permit folic acid fortification of corn masa flour in order to reduce deadly birth defects among Latinos, visited the Northgate Gonzalez Market in Bell yesterday to celebrate the rollout of this fortified flour in U.S. supermarkets. The market is one of many across the country that now carry Gruma’s folic acid-fortified Maseca corn masa flour. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard championed the congressional push for the Food an... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Urges Pentagon to Protect CA Soldiers, Permanently End Recoupment of Bonus Overpayments
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) joined in sending a letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter regarding the Pentagon’s efforts to take back bonus overpayments that were made to California National Guard soldiers. Secretary Carter recently announced that the Pentagon will suspend these efforts. The letter, which is signed by more than 200 Members of Congress, urges Secretary Carter to waive these bonus recoupments in appropriate cases, and to inform Congress if he believes he does not... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Speaks at New LA Federal Courthouse Ribbon-Cutting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) spoke at today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse, a project she spent years leading the fight to build as a member of Congress. In the 1990s, when the congresswoman represented Downtown Los Angeles, she was asked by District Court Judges to shepherd the judges’ request for authorization and funding for a new Los Angeles federal courthouse through the federal approval process. She agreed, and kept up the pressure to bu... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision Not to Rehear U.S. v. Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement today that it would not rehear U.S. v. Texas: “Today’s Supreme Court announcement leaves millions of immigrants in danger of being deported and torn away from their families. President Obama acted entirely within his rights in 2014 when he announced his executive actions to expand DACA and initiate DAPA. In June, when the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 and prevented these actions fro... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement on tonight’s passage of a Fiscal Year 2017 Continuing Resolution to fund the government through December 9, 2016: “It is disappointing that, once again, Republican leaders have failed to complete the appropriations process on time, and decided that critical government funding decisions can be delayed until December. While I voted for tonight’s Continuing Resolution so that our government can keep functioning, I have cast ... Read more