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  • FEBRUARY 3, 2017 DEADLINE FOR THE 2017 LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD STUDENT ART COMPETITION
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announces the deadline for the 24th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition is Friday, February 3, 2017, 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. “I c... Read more

  • Leader Pelosi, LA Area Members Hold Event to Support the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and members of the Greater Los Angeles Area Congressional Delegation led “#FacesOfObamacare: Health Care Is a Human Right,” an event in support of the Affordable Care Act, featuring personal testimonials from individuals about how the ACA has improved Americans’ health and made health care more affordable. The event was held at The California Endowment in Downtown Los Angeles, and participants in the event included Leader Pelosi, Congressmember... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads 123 House Members on Bill to Lift Vision, Dental and Hearing Restrictions Under Medicare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led 123 of her fellow House Members in introducing the Seniors Have Eyes, Ears and Teeth Act, a bill to allow seniors covered by Medicare to access basic healthcare necessities such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care. This bill removes the restrictions currently in place prohibiting Medicare from offering these important health services. Expanding Medicare to cover vision, dental and hearing services would prevent health care costs due... Read more

  • House Passes Roybal-Allard, Burgess, Eshoo Maternity Care Access Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Last night, the House of Representatives passed the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 315), introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congressman Michael C. Burgess M.D. (TX-26), and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CA-18). The Improving Access to Maternity Care Act would increase data collection by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help place maternity care health professionals working in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) throughout geographic regi... Read more

  • Congressmembers Respond to Letter from DHS Secretary Johnson Regarding the Privacy of DACA Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson delivered a response to a December 5th letter sent by 111 Members of Congress calling on President Obama to protect the private information of those who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The December letter, led by Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Judy Chu (CA-27), Zoe Lofgren (CA-29), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), and Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04), specifically suggests an Executive Order that would proh... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Urges Veto of UN Security Council Resolution Offered by Egypt
    Posted in Press Releases on December 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding a potential vote in the United Nations Security Council on Israeli settlement activity: "If the resolution comes to a vote in the UN Security Council, I urge the Obama Administration to veto it. As written, this one-sided resolution erroneously places the blame for the ongoing conflict on Israel. A conclusive solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will require direct negotiations between the two parties. T... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Hails Enactment of STOP Underage Drinking Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and other leaders in the fight against underage drinking celebrated the reauthorization of her Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, which has been signed into law by President Obama. 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 Institute of Medicine, and represe... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Announces She Will Reintroduce Her Bill to Investigate 1930s Mexican Repatriation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced that in the new Congress starting in January, she will reintroduce her bill to establish a commission to study the Mexican Repatriation of the 1930s, and recommend appropriate legislative remedies. In the 1930s, government authorities and private sector entities undertook an aggressive program to forcibly remove individuals of Mexican ancestry from the United States, including as many as 1.2 million U.S. citizens. The Congresswoman’s current ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Water Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding her vote today for the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act: “Today, I voted for the bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which combines parts of the House and Senate Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bills passed through each chamber earlier this year. The WIIN Act takes an important step forward in addressing the water needs of Southern California ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Calls on White House to Protect DREAMers with Pardon
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    This morning, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04) led a press conference at the U.S. Capitol with fellow House Democrats who signed their new letter to President Obama asking him to carefully consider a presidential pardon as part of a strategy to protect DREAMers with DACA from the incoming Trump Administration. The letter, signed by 64 House Democrats, follows a letter sent last month to President Obama, whic... Read more