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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Presidential Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration, Labor and Economy

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the president’s address tonight to a joint session of Congress: “In tonight’s speech, President Trump talked about unity, but unfortunately, so much of what he said was divisive and destructive. His demonization of immigrants and his continued assault on the Affordable Care Act continue a pattern of moving our nation down the wrong path. And after 40 days of hateful rhetoric and destructive actions, the words of... 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

  • 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 Celebrates House Passage of Her STOP Underage Drinking Act as Part of the Cures Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) celebrated the House of Representatives’ vote to reauthorize her Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. 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 represented an unprecedented collaboration between that advocacy community and all segme... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, DeLauro Succeed in Getting GAO to Conduct Child Labor Study
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Labor and Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) celebrated their victory in securing a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the presence of child labor in the United States, including the latest statistics and trends regarding children working in agriculture. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has been a leader in the effort to protect child workers in the agricultural sector, having introduced the CARE Act (Children’s Act for Responsible Employment)... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Rollout of Folic Acid-Fortified Corn Masa Flour
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who led the years-long fight to permit folic acid fortification of corn masa flour in order to reduce deadly birth defects among Latinos, visited the Northgate Gonzalez Market in Bell yesterday to celebrate the rollout of this fortified flour in U.S. supermarkets. The market is one of many across the country that now carry Gruma’s folic acid-fortified Maseca corn masa flour. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard championed the congressional push for the Food an... Read more

  • California Democratic Congressional Delegation Urges Approval of State Waiver to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Into Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Immigration

    The California Congressional Delegation released a letter today calling on the Obama Administration to approve a waiver that would allow undocumented immigrants to purchase unsubsidized health insurance through Covered California, the state’s health benefits exchange. If approved, California would become the first state in the nation to allow individuals and families without legal immigration status to purchase care through the state’s health exchange. The call for approval of what is known as t... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard’s STOP Act Reauthorization to Prevent Underage Drinking Gets Committee Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    This morning, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee held a hearing on the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1717), introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40). The bill reauthorizes Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s STOP Underage Drinking Act, a 2006 law which addressed the epidemic problem of underage drinking in America. General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), tes... Read more