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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Water Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding her vote today for the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act: “Today, I voted for the bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which combines parts of the House and Senate Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bills passed through each chamber earlier this year. The WIIN Act takes an important step forward in addressing the water needs of Southern California ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Energy and Environment, Los Angeles River Revitalization

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about her vote today against the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which failed to pass the House today: “As a member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, I worked hard to ensure that our bill would be good for America and good for my Los Angeles communities. I included language encouraging the Army Corps of Engineers... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Signing of Exide Funding Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents many of the communities around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon, as well as the site of the facility itself, issued the following statement today about Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of a $176.6 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of communities around the former Exide facility: “This spending bill marks an important step in our fight to clean up the communities around Exide. I commen... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Report About Child Blood Lead Levels Near Exide
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents many of the communities around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon, as well as the site of the facility itself, issued the following statement about the California Department of Public Health's finding that children living near the Exide plant had higher blood lead levels in 2012 than those who lived farther away: “I wish I could say I was surprised by the Department of Public Health's report of elevated blood lead levels i... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Exide and Community Activism
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Today, a press conference is being held in Boyle Heights to honor the community activism that contributed to Governor Jerry Brown’s recent proposal to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties, schools, daycare centers, and parks around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents Vernon and many of the surrounding communities, is issuing the following statement on the event: “As a mother and a grand... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Gov. Brown’s Exide Cleanup Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who represents many of the communities around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon, as well as the site of the facility itself, issued the following statement today about Governor Jerry Brown's proposal of a $176.6 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties, schools, daycare centers, and parks around the former Exide facility: “I am very pleased to hear that Governor Brown is proposin... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Issues Statement on Omnibus Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Energy and Environment, Immigration, Labor and Economy, Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) voted for the omnibus appropriations bill to fund the government through September 2016. She issued the following statement about the bill: “As the ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, I can attest that Division F of the bill before us today, which provides funds for the Department of Homeland Security, is the result of careful consideration, intense scrutiny, and bipartisan collaboration. I want to thank Chair... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill: “As the House begins consideration and passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 funding bills, I am deeply disappointed the Republican majority is stripping critical money from key appropriations bills yet to pass. For example, the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appro... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard and Other Members of L.A. Congressional Delegation Urge Funding for L.A. River Restoration
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment, Los Angeles River Revitalization

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28), and 11 additional members of the Los Angeles Area Congressional Delegation sent a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide at least $122 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fiscal Year 2016 for ongoing ecosystem restoration project studies across the nation, including one related to the Los Angeles River. “For years, I have been privileged to figh... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Praises Closure of Vernon’s Exide Technologies Plant
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) praised the news that Vernon’s Exide Technologies lead-acid battery recycling facility will permanently close. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard represents the City of Vernon, as well as many cities and communities affected by the Exide plant’s pollution, including Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, East Los Angeles, Huntington Park, and Maywood. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard issued the following statement about the Exide plant’s closure: “The permanent clos... Read more