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  • Congressional Resolution Supporting LA 2024 Announced at US Capitol
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    At the United States Capitol, Los Angeles 2024 Candidature Committee leaders and California Congressmembers today announced a bipartisan US House of Representatives resolution in support of Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The bipartisan Congressional resolution is the latest expression of popular and political support for LA 2024. The US bid has already received the enthusiastic backing of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama; the unanimous vote of the... Read more

  • Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Announces 2016 Student Art Competition Winners
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) is pleased to announce the winners of the 23rd Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition. “It is a privilege to serve as honorary chair of this art competition,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “Year in and year out, this contest is a magnificent showcase for the creativity and potential of our local students. This competition also reminds us that arts education is critical to a young person's growth and development. Through the arts, stud... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Signing of Exide Funding Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy & Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents many of the communities around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon, as well as the site of the facility itself, issued the following statement today about Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of a $176.6 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of communities around the former Exide facility: “This spending bill marks an important step in our fight to clean up the communities around Exide. I commen... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, DeLauro Lead Amendment to Regulate Premium Cigars
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    At today’s House Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2017 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) introduced an amendment to strike the bill’s Section 749, which exempts large and premium cigars from the 2009 regulations and requirements of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Under that act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was given the authority to oversee the manufacture, sale, and marketing ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on United States v. Texas Oral Arguments
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    This morning, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) joined fellow Congressional Hispanic Caucus members and House Democrats in speaking at a press conference regarding next Monday’s Supreme Court oral arguments in United States v. Texas. The case concerns 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). Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s statement is below. “I... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard and Other Public Health Leaders Introduce National Public Health Week Resolutions
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) have introduced resolutions in Congress to recognize April 4th through 10th as National Public Health Week 2016. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard and her fellow co-chairs of the Congressional Public Health Caucus, Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), Congressman Gene Green (TX-29), Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), and Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), led the effort in the House of Representatives, and were joined by 12 other memb... Read more

  • Members of Congress Celebrate FDA Action to Reduce Birth Defects in the Hispanic Community
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Maternity Care Caucus, along with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Conference, joined together to celebrate the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement that it would allow the voluntary addition of folic acid to corn masa flour – a step proven to reduce often-deadly birth defects. Corn masa, or dough, is a staple in the Hispanic community, and is not currently fortified with folic acid. This past February... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Report About Child Blood Lead Levels Near Exide
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy & Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents many of the communities around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon, as well as the site of the facility itself, issued the following statement about the California Department of Public Health's finding that children living near the Exide plant had higher blood lead levels in 2012 than those who lived farther away: “I wish I could say I was surprised by the Department of Public Health's report of elevated blood lead levels i... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Immigration and Customs Enforcement Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 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 opening statement at a subcommittee hearing on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) budget request for fiscal year 2017. The hearing’s witness was ICE Director Sarah Saldaña. “Good morning, Director Saldaña, and welcome to this morning’s hearing. “Let me begin by saying how pleased I am that the Advisory Committee for family det... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Planting of Memorial Tree for Rep. Edward R. Roybal at U.S. Capitol
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Civil Rights, Seniors, Housing, Education

    This afternoon, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the planting of a tree on the U.S. Capitol Grounds in honor of her father, the late Congressman Edward R. Roybal. The tree, a red oak (Quercus rubra), was planted on the south side of the U.S. House along Southwest Drive, near the intersection of Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street. Congressman Roybal served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1963 to 1993, and was one of the era’s leading congressional voices on h... Read more