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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, voted with 265 other Democratic and Republican Members of Congress to pass H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard issued the following statement about her vote for the bill: “I support the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015. While I have concerns about portions of the bill, including the impact it may have on some of our ho... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Reacts to House Republican Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2015 House Republican Budget: The federal budget is about much more than just dollars and cents. It is a moral document that reflects our values and our vision for our nation’s future. Unfortunately the Republican budget before us is a reflection of misguided priorities and values. Instead of creating jobs and opportunity for the middle class and those aspiring to realize the American dream the Republ... Read more

    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard released the following statement on the Republican (Ryan) Budget: This week we were faced with a series of votes on funding proposals to guide our federal budget priorities for the next 10 years. I supported proposals that were carefully crafted to protect our economic recovery; ensure the health and welfare of our most vulnerable; strengthen the middle class; and educate and train the next generation to meet the challenges of global economy. Unfortunat... Read more

    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Today the members of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the "Super Committee" announced that they were unable to reach an agreement on reducing the deficit as required by the Budget Control Act of 2011. "It's tragic that once again Democratic attempts at compromise were foiled by Republican intransigence on raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, “said Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard. “Republicans refused to consider a balanced approach of increased revenue and spending reduct... Read more

  • Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's Statement on the Final Debt Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    “I voted “No” on the Budget Control Act, a bill that was forced on this Congress by the extreme right of the Republican Party, because it is a bad and unbalanced bill with potentially dire consequences for my constituents and the American people. This so called “compromise” is a lopsided bill which focuses only on spending cuts and does not include one dollar of the increased revenue needed to successfully address our nation’s looming deficit. The Budget Control Act saddles low income and middle... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Votes Against Republican Budget Plan: Calls the Measure Damaging to Our Country
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Seniors, Labor and Economy, Economy

    Calling proposed Republican budget cuts damaging to our country and especially cruel to our nation’s seniors, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) joined her Democratic colleagues in Congress today in opposing the Republican 2012 budget plan voted on today and passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. While protecting tax cuts for the wealthy and subsidies for oil companies, the Republican plan would dismantle Medicaid, resulting in restricting access to care for the most vulnerable Am... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Joins Mayor and Angry Angelenos at Rally Protesting Republican Budget Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) was joined by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, other federal and local elected officials, community activists, and hundreds of protestors at a mass rally in Downtown today to protest Republican budget cutting plans. Congressional Republicans proposed to dramatically slash federal spending for critical programs for job creation, employment training, access to health care, and education. The cuts are included in proposed legislation to fund the federal govern... Read more

  • Rep Roybal-Allard Consults Local Law Enforcement Leaders About Community Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Budget

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) met with local law enforcement leaders throughout the 34th Congressional District to learn firsthand about their needs and concerns for the year head. “Since being elected to Congress, I have remained committed to doing everything I can to keep families in our communities safe,” Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard said. “That is why I recently reached out and invited representatives of local law enforcement agencies responsible for protecting area resi... Read more

  • This Tax Season, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Urges all Eligible Working Families to Take Advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Free Tax Preparation Services
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    As the Monday April 18 tax filing deadline approaches, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) urges all eligible taxpayers in the 34th Congressional District and throughout the Los Angeles area to take advantage of three important federal tax credits – the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Making Work Pay Credit – as well as free tax preparation services. “During these challenging economic times when so many families are struggling, I want to make sure all ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Hosts 15th Annual Grants Workshop in Downey
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) hosted a free Grants Workshop to provide local non-profit organizations with the opportunity to meet and discuss upcoming funding opportunities and best practices with federal agencies. Held at the Energy Resource Center in the City of Downey in the 34th District, state and foundation grantors were also on hand to provide their insights with the 116 participants. Workshop presenters included: U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and... Read more