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  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & Lowey Issue Statement on Cost of Border Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, and Nita Lowey (NY-17), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding reports of an internal DHS cost estimate of $21.6 billion to construct a 2,000 mile wall on the southern border: “$21.6 billion would be enough money to extend the Pell program year-round, benefiting career-focused students in accelerating their degree co... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Helps Introduce Bill to Increase Transparency about Federal Animal Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Rights

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) is an original cosponsor of H.R. 816, the bipartisan Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing (FACT) Act, which would improve government agencies’ reporting about their progress to replace inaccurate, multimillion-dollar animal tests with faster, less costly, and more effective alternative methods for assessing the safety of chemicals, drugs, foods, cosmetics, and other substances. Among the agencies covered by the act are the Environmental Protectio... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Names Rep. Jayapal as Co-Chair of Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform at 2017 Kickoff Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, announced that Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) would join her as Working Group Co-Chair during the group’s 2017 kickoff meeting on Thursday. The meeting, which was held at Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s Capitol Hill office, was attended by numerous members of the Women’s Working Group, including congresswomen and representatives of immigration groups. The Women’s Worki... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following video statement in honor of Black History Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbepLKB5eZk Below is a copy of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s statement. “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. Every year during the month of February, we take time to reflect on the countless contributions that African Americans have made to this nation throughout its history. We recognize and appreciate the collective strength that... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard and Sánchez Introduce Summer Pell Grant Legislation Restoring Full-Year Access
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) led 62 of their fellow House Democrats in introducing the Affordability for Constant and Continual Education to Enhance Student Success (ACCESS) Act, which will restore the year-round eligibility for Pell Grants. This spring, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard will follow her introduction of this bill by joining with Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) to introduce a plan to protect and expand the Pell Grant program. “I am proud to... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Immigration Ban Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about the president’s immigration ban executive order: “President Trump's executive order does not make us safer and abandons this nation's commitment to refugees. The order’s masking of religious discrimination against refugees, legal permanent residents, and visa holders in the name of national security is reprehensible and illegal. “It puts in place policies with astounding and inexcusable religious discrimination at l... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Immigration Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about the president’s immigration executive orders of today: “This is a deeply troubling day. With today’s executive orders, this president has transformed his anti-immigrant campaign rhetoric into destructive action which is intolerant, fiscally irresponsible, and dangerous. Under these executive orders, DREAMers who have been protected by the DACA program will never be safe from ICE apprehension, asylum seekers will fac... Read more

  • 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