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  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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 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

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Announces U.S. Capitol to Plant Memorial Tree for Rep. Edward R. Roybal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Civil Rights, Seniors, Housing, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced that her father, the late Congressman Edward R. Roybal, will have a tree planted in his honor on the U.S. Capitol Grounds during a ceremony on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at 2:00 PM ET. The tree, a red oak (Quercus rubra), will be planted on the Capitol’s south side. 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 health care, education, housing, ... Read more

  • February 5 Deadline for the 2016 Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announces the deadline for the 23rd Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition is Friday, February 5, 2016, 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. “Thi... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard, 17 Other Members of Congress Send Letter Urging Robust Education Technology Provisions in ESEA
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have led 14 of their Congressional colleagues in sending a letter to House and Senate education leaders urging that a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) maintain strong education technology provisions. The bicameral and bipartisan letter, which was addressed to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Health, Education,... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard and Bass Welcome HUD Secretary Castro to South Los Angeles
    Posted in Press Releases on September 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy, Economy, Housing, Education

    As part of their ongoing work to increase affordable housing in Los Angeles, address the needs of the city’s homeless, create jobs, and invest in the local economy, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Karen Bass (CA-37) welcomed U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro to South Los Angeles on Monday. “It was a privilege to show Secretary Castro how the federal government has been able to partner with South Los Angeles leaders and advocates on local housing ini... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Amendment to Fund Child Poverty Study Approved By Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Labor and Economy, Economy, Housing, Education

    At today’s House Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2016 Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill, the Committee passed an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) to fund a comprehensive, non-partisan National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study of child poverty in the United States. “I am elated that the Appropriations Committee approved my amendment to fund this important, evidence-based study,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard... Read more