SERVICE ACADEMY WORKSHOP: If you are a high school student who lives in the 40th Congressional District and is interested in attending a U.S. service academy, I strongly encourage you to attend my informational workshop on Saturday, September 12th, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the Downey City Library.  (Registration will open at 8:30.)  The service academies provide a free college education in return for five years of military service as a commissioned officer following graduation.  At this FREE workshop, students, parents and college advisors can learn about the academy requirements, including the application process for receiving a nomination from me.  You will also be able to hear from representatives from the five academies – the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – as well as current students and parents of current students at these academies.  I hope to see you at this workshop!

TICKET REQUEST FOR POPE FRANCIS' CONGRESSIONAL ADDRESS: On Thursday, September 24, at 10:00 AM, Pope Francis will address a Joint Meeting of Congress in Washington, DC.  The Pope's address will be simulcast to ticketed guests on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.  I am pleased to offer a limited number of tickets via lottery to 40th District residents interested in traveling to Washington to view this telecast.  To participate in the lottery for two (2) tickets, please click here to enter your information.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 8.  Lottery ticket recipients will be notified shortly thereafter.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Want to learn how the federal government works?  Are you interested in pursuing a career in public service?  Then apply to my district office’s internship program!  My district office in Commerce is seeking motivated and dedicated college-level interns to help me and my staff serve the 40th Congressional District this fall.  Residents of the 40th District are encouraged to apply, but those living outside the district may also be considered. If you or someone you know is interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to gloria.rodriguez@mail.house.gov no later than Friday, September 4.  Read this flyer for additional information.  I hope to see some of you in my office soon!

JULY IN REVIEW
: Take a look at my new July in Review, which gives my email subscribers a look at the hard work I’ve been doing in the 40
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Thanks to Ebus CEO Andy Eklov for showing me some of the new transportation technologies being developed at his company’s Downey facility! We took a ride in one of the company’s electric buses, and I was impressed by how quiet and energy-efficient it was! I’m very glad that local companies like Ebus are helping to pave the way for a 21st century clean energy economy, and I look forward to the company continuing to usher in new energy innovations in the years to come.

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Took a tour of Superior Lithographics, one of the many thriving small businesses in the 40th Congressional District. This package printer company began in 1988 with just three employees, and has grown and prospered through hard work and determination. Today, it employs 102 workers, and has become a leader in the package printing field. And it is continuing to grow and innovate today – it recently installed solar panels to reduce its carbon footprint by 470 tons per year! I hope that this company will continue to thrive, add employees, and contribute to the growth of the local economy.

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Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Thanks to Ebus CEO Andy Eklov for showing me some of the new transportation technologies being developed at his company’s Downey facility! We took a ride in one of the company’s electric buses, and I was impressed by how quiet and energy-efficient it was! I’m very glad that local companies like Ebus are helping to pave the way for a 21st century clean energy economy, and I look forward to the company continuing to usher in new energy innovations in the years to come.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Took a tour of Superior Lithographics, one of the many thriving small businesses in the 40th Congressional District. This package printer company began in 1988 with just three employees, and has grown and prospered through hard work and determination. Today, it employs 102 workers, and has become a leader in the package printing field. And it is continuing to grow and innovate today – it recently installed solar panels to reduce its carbon footprint by 470 tons per year! I hope that this company will continue to thrive, add employees, and contribute to the growth of the local economy.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Stopped by Downey High School for a ceremonial unveiling of the poster announcing the winners of this year’s Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition. I was glad to have the help of this year’s winner: Downey High’s own Sabrina Claros! Congratulations, Sabrina, on your magnificent photo, “Beauty Hurts,” which has been put on display in the U.S. Capitol for the next year. Your work is a wonderful example of the remarkable and wide-ranging artistic skills that the students of the 40th District have shown in this art competition over the past 22 years.

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While I am pleased that the U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to a seven-year low, there is still much we must do to continue reviving our economy and growing worker wages. When Congress returns after Labor Day, I look forward to fighting for a long-term highway bill that creates jobs and repairs our infrastructure. I will also continue to support reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which has been critical to the prosperity of many businesses in the 40th District. And I will work to find a responsible way to lift the government sequester, so that we can stimulate our economy and create bigger paychecks for America’s hardworking families.

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