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Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Was very happy to congratulate the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Summer Congressional Interns at their farewell reception this week. I was especially glad to congratulate my own office’s fantastic CHCI intern, Bryan Bravo of #Cudahy! Bryan is an international studies major at Holy Names University, and he’s been an invaluable asset to our office this summer. I hope the CHCI interns’ time on Capitol Hill has deepened their appreciation for the critical role Congress plays in shaping the direction of our nation and affecting their own lives. I also hope they will be inspired to pursue careers in #PublicService, and lead the charge to promote #CivicEngagement in our communities.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Joined my House colleagues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of #Medicare and #Medicaid! I'm so proud to stand up for the 40th District’s 252,000 people on Medicaid and the 60,000 on Medicare, because I believe access to quality and affordable health care is a basic American value. That is why I will keep fighting in Congress to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid, and why I'll keep voting against Republican efforts to wreck these lifesaving programs. Congress' actions in the coming years will be critical to the continued success of Medicare and Medicaid. The Republican budget would cut Medicaid by more than $1 trillion and end Medicare as we know it. We must pick a smarter path. We must work across party lines to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid, and ensure that beneficiaries have affordable access to the highest-quality care. If we do this, Americans will hopefully be able to look back in another 50 years and see that Medicare and Medicaid are flourishing, well-funded, and continuing to safeguard the health and wellness of millions of people. #MedicareMedicaid50

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Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Was very happy to congratulate the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Summer Congressional Interns at their farewell reception this week. I was especially glad to congratulate my own office’s fantastic CHCI intern, Bryan Bravo of #Cudahy! Bryan is an international studies major at Holy Names University, and he’s been an invaluable asset to our office this summer. I hope the CHCI interns’ time on Capitol Hill has deepened their appreciation for the critical role Congress plays in shaping the direction of our nation and affecting their own lives. I also hope they will be inspired to pursue careers in #PublicService, and lead the charge to promote #CivicEngagement in our communities.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Joined my House colleagues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of #Medicare and #Medicaid! I'm so proud to stand up for the 40th District’s 252,000 people on Medicaid and the 60,000 on Medicare, because I believe access to quality and affordable health care is a basic American value. That is why I will keep fighting in Congress to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid, and why I'll keep voting against Republican efforts to wreck these lifesaving programs. Congress' actions in the coming years will be critical to the continued success of Medicare and Medicaid. The Republican budget would cut Medicaid by more than $1 trillion and end Medicare as we know it. We must pick a smarter path. We must work across party lines to strengthen Medicare and Medicaid, and ensure that beneficiaries have affordable access to the highest-quality care. If we do this, Americans will hopefully be able to look back in another 50 years and see that Medicare and Medicaid are flourishing, well-funded, and continuing to safeguard the health and wellness of millions of people. #MedicareMedicaid50

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Today, House Republicans brought another short-term Highway Trust Fund extension bill to the House floor, proving once again that they prefer to “govern by crisis” instead of developing a responsible and badly needed long-term solution to fix our crumbling infrastructure. I disagree with this short-sighted approach to governing. Our communities are crying out for a stable, long-term funding plan that will enable us to build a 21st century transportation system, fix our deteriorating roads and bridges, and create much-needed jobs. I reluctantly supported today's short-term authorization, because something is better than nothing. But what we really need is a long-term highway funding bill that provides certainty for our nation’s infrastructure projects. I also supported this legislation because it authorizes funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs to help ensure that veterans are able to get the medical care they need in a timely manner. While I disagree with the way this bill was brought to the floor – being coupled with a transportation bill that should have been debated on its own merits – I support giving our veterans the care they deserve. I remain committed to looking out for the best interests of our veteran community. That is why I will keep pushing for an end to the sequester, which will let us fully fund upgrades and renovations to veterans’ medical facilities in the coming fiscal year.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Did you know that over eight million immigrants across America qualify for U.S. citizenship, and almost 800,000 of them are in Los Angeles County? Today at 3PM PT / 6PM ET, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Univision Contigo, and Abogada Jessica Dominguez will answer your questions about citizenship and naturalization in a bilingual Q&A on their Facebook fan pages! They will also provide resources and information that you can use if you are interested in pursuing the naturalization process. ¿Sabías que hay más de 8 millones de inmigrantes en este país que califican para la ciudadanía y casi 800,000 de ellos residen en el condado de Los Angeles ? Hoy a las 3PM / 6PM hora del este, NALEO, Univision Contigo, y la Abogada Jessica Dominguez contestaran preguntas a través de Facebook sobre el proceso de la naturalización y ciudadanía. La sesión de preguntas y respuestas será bilingüe y se proveerá recursos e información a la que puedes recurrir si estas interesado en el proceso de naturalización.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Was glad to take part in today's #FamilyDetention forum, organized by the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the House Judiciary Committee. We heard from former detainees, health and legal experts, and a whistleblower who served as the lead social worker at one of these detention facilities. It was a privilege for me and my colleagues to hear their testimony. I strongly believe that our family detention system must be stopped immediately. During my recent visits to the detention facilities at Karnes and Dilley, I was heartbroken at the sight of the mothers and children suffering in confinement. I heard stories of abusive staff and woefully inadequate medical care. Unfortunately, the conditions described by the women were not isolated incidents. It is critical for us to hold forums like this, and spread the truth about the family detention system to as wide an audience as possible, so that the American people will learn what has been going on in these facilities and hopefully be galvanized to speak out against their continued use. #EndFamilyDetention

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