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  • 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

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American woman elected to Congress and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: Below is a copy of Rep. Roybal-Allard’s statement: "Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. Each year, from September 15th to October 15th, we gather as a nation to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting the ... Read more

  • 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

    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