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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Trumpcare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote against today’s Trumpcare bill: “On this National Day of Prayer, I ask Divine forgiveness for the shameful vote the House of Representatives has taken to eradicate health care coverage for so many vulnerable Americans. I strongly opposed this monstrous bill. “The Republicans’ American Health Care Act is not an attempt to fix the ACA, nor is it an effort to offer a comparable replacement plan. The bill we vo... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Bipartisan Bill to Provide Veterans with Chiropractic Care
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led a bipartisan group of 28 congressmembers in introducing the Chiropractic Care for Veterans Act, which will make chiropractic care a standard benefit for veterans who rely on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care. Nearly half of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seek care for back and joint pain, which is commonly caused by combat and blast injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and use of heavy gear. “I am honored to... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard and Other Public Health Leaders Introduce National Public Health Week Resolutions
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congressional Public Health Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and her fellow co-chairs Congressmembers Kay Granger (TX-12), Gene Green (TX-29), Jim McGovern (MA-02), and Rob Wittman (VA-01) led the introduction of a resolution in the House of Representatives to recognize April 3rd through 9th as National Public Health Week 2017. They were joined by 15 other members as original co-sponsors of the House resolution. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced a Senate versi... Read more

  • 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