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  • 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

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Supreme Court DAPA/Expanded DACA Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about today’s 4-4 Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Texas, regarding President Obama’s executive actions to expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and implement Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA): “Today’s split decision from the Supreme Court is deeply disappointing. Although the decision does not set a Supreme Court precedent, it does prevent DAPA and expa... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Committee Markup of FY 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today delivered the following statement at the full Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations bill: Mr. Chairman, the terrorist attack and hate crime that was perpetrated in Orlando on June 12 was a tragedy for our entire nation. It serves as a stark reminder for all of us of the important work we are doing here today, and of... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote against the fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill, which passed the House today: “I firmly believe in the need for a strong national defense. This is particularly true at a time when terrorism and turmoil abroad continue to threaten our allies and our homeland. Unfortunately, the FY17 Defense Appropriations Bill passed by the House of Representatives today fails to provide our troops with the resourc... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates South LA’s Promise Zone Designation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) was at Los Angeles Trade Technical College to celebrate the announcement that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has designated South Los Angeles as a Promise Zone. The designation means that the federal government will help South LA leaders implement a comprehensive strategy to create jobs and educational opportunities, reduce violent crime, and strengthen the local economy. This help will be provided through access to g... Read more

  • 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