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The Achievement Through Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) Act
Communities of Color Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act
Nursing Home Patient Protection and Standards Act
National Public Health Week Resolution
Guidance, Understanding and Information for Dual Eligibles (GUIDE) Act
Support 21 Act
Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act Reauthorization
Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act
Immigration Oversight and Fairness Act
The Children's Act for Responsible Employment (CARE)
Improved Vaccination Efforts Legislation
Los Angeles River Revitalization Funding
Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services (MOMS) for the 21st Century Act
Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act
Personal Protective Equipment
The Achievement Through Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) Act
Provides federal funding to help schools that serve disadvantaged and low-income students purchase computers, software and other technology. The measure ensures adequate teacher training in the use of technology to teach students and puts in place standards to ensure all students are technologically literate by the 8th grade. The bill also requires that states provide guidance to districts on how to ensure that schools have access to the most up-to-date computers and software. Finally, the ATTAIN Act calls for research initiatives to determine the effectiveness of the new technology program at the state and national levels.
- (January 15, 2009) Washington, D.C. – The Achievement Through Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) Act (HR 558) is Introduced in the 111th Congress.
- (March 27, 2008) Downtown/Pico-Union, LA - The State Educational Technology Directors Association Honors the Congresswoman for Her Work in Support of Educational Technology
- (March 5, 2008) Oakland, CA - Congresswoman Named Computer Using Educators' 2008 Legislator of the Year for Her Sustained and Extraordinary Efforts to Promote the Educational Use of Technology
- (May 23, 2007) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's legislation, the ATTAIN Act, Received Key Endorsements from Major Educational Organizations
- (May 16, 2007) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Testifies About Her Legislation to Improve Student Academic Achievement Through Technology
- (March 29, 2007) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Thanks Dr. Themistocles Sparangis, the Los Angeles Unified School District's Chief Technology Director, for Accepting Her Invitation to Testify Before the Appropriations Education Subcommittee
The Communities of Color Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act, HR 2678
Make additional federal competitive grants available for existing and new school-based and community-based teenage pregnancy intervention programs in minority communities. The legislation would also authorize a national multimedia educational campaign to provide public education and increase public awareness about teenage pregnancy prevention and the importance of promoting and building healthy relationships to prevent teenage pregnancies.
The Nursing Home Patient Protection and Standards Act
Provides training and whistleblower protections for the surveyors who oversee the quality of care provided by nursing home facilities.
National Public Health Week Resolution
The resolution calls for an increased federal commitment for disease prevention, based on evidence that shows prevention efforts can help reduce rates of many serious diseases and related health care costs.
The Guidance, Understanding and Information for Dual Eligibles (GUIDE) Act
Assists people with mental disabilities in finding the right Medicare prescription drug plan for them by creating a demonstration program to provide one-on-one counseling services. The measure would also require that counseling services be provided by trained social workers and counselors in community mental health centers and other community-based non-profit organizations.
The Support 21 Act of 2009
Authorizes a new highly visible media campaign to educate the public about underage drinking laws and build support for their enforcement. The legislation asks the National Academy of Sciences to provide a report to Congress about the influence of drinking alcohol on the development of the adolescent brain. The legislation authorizes supplemental grant funds to current and former Drug Free Community grantees to work with pediatric health care providers and parents to reduce underage drinking.
The Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act Reauthorization, H.R. 1562
Continues the programs begun with the original STOP Act, and builds upon these public health efforts by doubling the original investment in a multimedia campaign to educate parents and communities about the dangers of underage drinking; authorizing an Institute of Medicine report on the literature about the influence of drinking alcohol on the development of the adolescent brain; and establishing grants to train pediatric health care providers in how best to screen and treat children and teens who have had alcohol exposures.
- (April 15, 2011) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard, Senator Lautenberg, Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Programs that Prevent Underage Drinking
- (September 29, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Introduces Legislation to Reauthorize the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act
- (December 17, 2008) Boyle Heights, Los Angeles - Photos: The congresswoman congratulates the Salesian Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles on its successful efforts to provide opportunities for area youth and welcomes the new director of the Boyle Heights Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Community, Juan Carlos Aviles, at the club's holiday celebration in Boyle Heights.
- (September 23, 2008) Washington, D.C. - Noting the dangers of underage drinking, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-34) and Mary Bono Mack (R-CA-45) praised House passage of H. Res. 1042, Supporting the We Don't Serve Teens Campaign by voice vote today.
- (September 19, 2008) Washington, D.C. – The Boyle Heights Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Community Awarded $625,000 over five years in federal grant funds to reduce substance abuse among youth in the Boyle Heights community.
- (July 23, 2008) Washington, D.C. - Photos: Century Council Honors the Congresswoman for her Commitment to Fighting Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking.
- (May 28, 2008) Boyle Heights, LA – Photos: Sharing an important lesson about the dangers of underage drinking at Roosevelt High School.
- (March 19, 2008) Downey - Brandon Silveria and his father, Tony, speak to 1,200 students at Downey High School about the importance of “making the right choice” about alcohol.
- (December 12, 2007) Washington, D.C. – Op-ed: This holiday season, parents urged to take active steps to prevent underage drinking.
- (September 14, 2007) Huntington Park, Los Angeles — Photo: The congresswoman takes part in launching public awareness campaign in Los Angeles to prevent underage drinking. The initiative, called “We Don’t Serve Teens,” was developed to inform adults that providing underage drinkers with alcohol is unsafe, illegal, and irresponsible.
- (April 24, 2007) Washington, D.C. - Photo: The National Beer Wholesalers Association presents Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard with its 2007 Legislative Excellence Award for her work on passage into law of "The STOP (Sober Truth on Preventing) Underage Drinking Act."
- (March 6, 2007) Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Applauds the Acting U.S. Surgeon General's "Call to Action" Against Underage Drinking.
- (January 11, 2007) Photo: A national not-for-profit funded by America’s leading distillers, The Century Council honors the congresswoman with its 2006 silver-plate award for her "outstanding commitment to fight drunk driving and underage drinking."
The Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act, HR 3271
Helps victims of domestic violence keep their jobs and find a safe place to live and provides unemployment benefits if victims are fired as a result of abuse.
- (October 27, 2011) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Introduces the SAFE Act to Ensure Economic Stability for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking
- (October 29, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Family Violence Prevention Fund-Led Initiative Helps Employers Address Domestic and Sexual Violence
- (October 27, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Praises Obama Administration's Efforts to Curb Domestic Violence
- (August 11, 2010) Los Angeles, CA - Congresswoman Joins Local Advocates in a Discussion About Federal Funding and Program Available to Combat Domestic Violence
- (November 7, 2009) Washington, D.C. - House Health Reform Bill Contains Key Domestic Violence Provisions
- (October 4, 2009) Lakewood, CA - Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence
- (May 20, 2009) Washington, D.C. – The Domestic Violence Leave Act (HR 2515) Introduced.
- (March 4, 2009) Washington, D.C. – Photos: Advocates on behalf of victims of domestic violence travel to our nation’s capital to lobby lawmakers about the importance of funding domestic violence services.
- (January 28, 2009) Washington, D.C. - The Introduction of the Security and Financial Empowerment Act (SAFE - HR 739) to ensure that victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking have the financial independence they need to break free from their abusers.
- (November 6, 2007) Op-ed: Measures Introduced to Assist Survivors of Domestic Violence
- (June 6, 2007) Washington, D.C. - Photo: Representatives of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence visit Capitol Hill to lobby for funding of the Violence Against Women's Act.
- (March 29, 2007) Griffith Park, Los Angeles – Photo: The East Los Angeles Women’s Center Honors the congresswoman with its 2007 Spirit of Courage and Resilience Award for her efforts to help survivors of domestic violence.
The Immigration Oversight and Fairness Act
Provides all immigration detainees with basic minimum protections including access to medical care, phones, and legal representation by establishing legally enforceable immigration detention standards in place of the current system of non-binding and inconsistently applied guidelines. The measure also provides special protections for unaccompanied children and other particularly vulnerable detainees while expanding the use of cost-saving alternatives to detention.
- (October 1, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Advocacy Group Names Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and Other Top Leaders in Congress as Champions for Kids
- (February 25, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard to Department of Homeland Security: Reform Immigration Enforcement
- (December 17, 2009) Washington, D.C. - Revision of U.S. Asylum Policies Applauded
- (December 15, 2009) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Contributes Key Components to New Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation
- (November 5, 2009) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Speaks Out on Behalf of Immigrant Children
- (November 3, 2009) Washington, D.C. - Op-Ed: Immigrant Detention Policy Reforms are Needed to Ensure the Humane Treatmetn of Immigrant Detainees
- (October 6, 2009) Washington, D.C. - Price, Roybal-Allard Applaud Reforms Proposed for Immigration Detention System
- (August 7, 2009) Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Welcomes Detention Centers Reforms Announced by ICE
- (June 24, 2009) Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Speaks at a Briefing Hosted by the Coalition for Immigrant Women's Rights
- (June 4, 2009) Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Meets With Representatives from Immigrants Rights Groups to Discuss H.R. 1215
- (April 23, 2009) Washington, D.C. – A meeting with David Aguilar, Chief of U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
- (February 26, 2009) Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Introduces Legislation to Ensure the Humane Treatment of Immigration Detainees
The Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (CARE), HR 2234
Addresses the problems associated with 500,000 children employed in agriculture in the U.S. by raising labor standards and protections for farmworker children to the same level set for children in occupations outside of agriculture.
- (June 16, 2011) Actor and Activist Eva Longoria Joins Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard in a Renewed Push to Protect Child Farmworks in the U.S.
- (June 8, 2011) The American Prospect article "Summer Homework: Plow the Field"
- (April 6, 2011) Washington, DC - Advocacy Group Names Congresswoman Roybal-Allard a "Champion for Children"
- (February 16, 2011) Washington, DC - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Thanks the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs for Their Advocacy on Behalf of Migrant Farm Workers
- (October 4, 2010) Washington, DC - Op-Ed by Rep. Roybal-Allard: We Can and Must Do More to Protect Children Working in Agriculture in the United States
- (September 15, 2010) Washington, DC - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Joins with Actress Eva Longoria Parker and Film Director U. Roberto Romano to Protect Migrant Farmworker Children in the Fields
- (July 30, 2010) Washington, DC - Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs Thanks the Congresswoman for Her Advocacy on Behalf of Migrant Farmworkers
- (July 23, 2010) Washington, DC - Dear Colleague: Dispelling Falsehoods About the Care Act
- (May 5, 2010) Washington, DC - Better Protection for Child Farmworkers Called For in Report
- (September 16, 2009) Washington, DC - A Panel Discussion with the Labor Secretary and Advocates About the Plight of Farm Worker Children
- (September 15, 2009) Washington, DC - Bill Introduced to Protect Farmworker Children and Keep Them in School
- (September 23, 2008) Washington, DC - During a House subcommittee hearing today, Members of Congress heard from expert witnesses who testified to the need to enforce existing labor laws and strengthen protections for child laborers, particularly by passing The Children's Act for Responsible Employment (CARE) Act, introduced by the congresswoman.
- (June 12, 2007) Washington, DC – Photo: Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) introduced "The Children’s Act for Responsible Employment" (CARE, HR 2674) today to end the double standard existing in child labor laws that results in inadequate protections for children working in our nation’s agricultural fields.
Improved Vaccination Efforts, HR 4990, 4991, 4992, 4993
A package of bills that will help to ensure that adults have access to life-saving vaccines, including the new vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer as well as vaccines against seasonal influenza, certain pneumonias, Hepatitis B, and shingles, among others. These bills will increase access to vaccines by creating a Vaccines for Uninsured Adults program, modeled on the very successful Vaccines for Children program. The Vaccines for Uninsured Adults program will provide vaccines free of charge to uninsured and underinsured adults. The bills would fund programs to educate the public about the importance of adult immunization and would provide for grants to states to strengthen state adult immunization efforts as well.
DREAM Act, H.R. 1842
Provides a pathway for eligible young immigrants raised in the United States to become lawful permanent residents and realize their potential as professionals and taxpayers.
- (June 29, 2011) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Joins Other Members of Congress in Praising Senate Hearing on DREAM Act
- (May 11, 2011) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Introduces the Dream Act of 2011
- (March 22, 2011) Downtown Los Angeles - Rep. Roybal-Allard Urges Students to Keep Fighting for Dream Act Passage
- (December 18, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Dream Act Co-Author Congresswoman Roybal-Allard: We Will Keep Fighting Despite Senate Setback
- (December 9, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Thanks Lutheran Ministers for Their Work on Behalf of Immigrations
- (December 8, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Dream Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives
- (November 18, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Calls on Congress to Pass the Dream Act
- (September 21, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Comments on Today's Failed Dream Act Vote in the Senate
- (April 30, 2009) Washington, D.C. – Photo: The United Students of the Southeast Cities Advocate for the Dream Act.
- (March 26, 2009) Washington, D.C. - Introduction of the American Dream Act (HR 1751).
- (October 2, 2007) Washington, D.C. – Photo: Representatives with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) discuss the importance of passing the American Dream Act, among other initiatives impacting the Latino community.
- (May 18, 2007) Washington, D.C. – Photo: Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Chairwoman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law, commend three undocumented immigrants for testifying before the subcommittee about the importance of passing the American Dream Act.
- (February 23, 2007) Downtown, Los Angeles – Photo: Los Angeles-area representatives of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles met with the congresswoman to thank her for her steadfast advocacy on behalf of the American Dream Act.
Los Angeles River Revitalization Funding
$20 million authorization for restoration and revitalization projects along the Los Angeles River.
- (September 12, 2011) Los Angeles - Paddling Down the L.A. River: Sounds of Silence in the City
- (July 8, 2010) Downtown, Los Angeles - Top Administration Officials Visit Downtown Park to Promote Urban Green Space
- (March 29, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Colonel Thomas H. Magness, IV, Los Angeles District Commander, U.S. Army Corps Engineers Prepares for New Mission in Afghanistan
- (October 1, 2009) Washington, D.C. - Final Approval in the House of Representatives of Nearly $1.5 Million for Los Angeles River Revitalization
- (April 28, 2009) Los Angeles — Recovery Funds Awarded to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Revitalize the Los Angeles River
- (March 24, 2009) Washington, D.C. – An update about LA River Revitalization Projects from Colonel Thomas H. Magness, IV, Los Angeles District Commander, U.S. Army Corps Engineers
- (March 17, 2009) Washington, D.C. – Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes Updates the Congresswoman on Plans to Revitalize the Los Angeles River.
- (March 20, 2008) Downtown, LA – An Aerial Tour of the Los Angeles River Aboard a Black Hawk Helicopter.
- (November 8, 2007) Washington, D.C. - Congress overrides the President's veto of the Water Resources Development Act, a measure that includes a $25 million authorization for restoration and revitalization projects along the Los Angeles River.
- (August 1, 2007) Washington, D.C. – House Passes Historic $25 million Authorization Championed by the Congresswoman for Restoration and Revitalization Projects along the Los Angeles River.
- (July 12, 2007) Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Announces Committee Approval of $8.35 Million in Federal Funding for Energy And Water Projects in the Los Angeles Area, Including $1.65 Million for Los Angeles River Revitalization.
- (June 21, 2007) Washington, D.C. – The congresswoman thanks outgoing Colonel Alex Dornstauder of the Los Angeles U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for his steadfast support of efforts to revitalize the Los Angeles River and congratulates him on his new position at the National Headquarters of the Army Corps of Engineers.
- (April 19, 2007) Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Announces House Passage of $20 million Authorization for Los Angeles River Revitalization Projects
- (March 15, 2007) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Receives a Congratulatory Visit from Los Angeles Councilman Ed Reyes
Maxmizing Optimal Maternity Services (MOMS) for the 21st Century Act, H.R. 2141
- (June 7, 2011) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Introduces Sweeping Maternity Care Reform Legislation to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Mothers and Babies
- (October 10, 2010) Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Chapter of the American College of Nurse Midwives Honors Congresswoman During Its Observance of National Midwifery Week for Her Authorship of Legislation Aimed at Placing a National Focus on Evidenced-Based Maternity Care Practices
- (August 12, 2010) East Los Angeles, CA - Congresswoman Urges Ramona Opportunity High School Students to Stay in School
- (July 27, 2010) Washington, D.C. - American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Meet with Congresswoman Roybal-Allard
- (July 22, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Amnesty International Applauds MOMS for the 21st Century Act
- (July 22, 2010) Silver Spring, MD - American College of Nurse-Midwives Applauds MOMS for the 21st Century Act
- (July 21, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Introduces Sweeping Maternity Care Reform Legislation to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Mothers and Babies
- To view the Congresswoman's floor statement about the legislation, click here.
- (July 20, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Dear Colleague: The MOMS for the 21st Century Act
- (June 28, 2010) Washington, D.C. - A Tour of the DC Developing Families Center
- (June 15, 2010) Washington, D.C. - National Leaders in Midwifery Commend Congresswoman Roybal-Allard for Her Advocacy to Improve the Health of Mothers and Their Families
- (May 12, 2010) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Joins the March of Dimes in Raising Awareness about the Public Health Crisis of Premature Births in Our Country
The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act
Establishes a grants program to educate and train health care professionals and parents regarding newborn health screenings and follow-up care.
- (April 24, 2008) Washington, D.C. - The President Signs the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act into Law.
- (April 8, 2008) Washington, D.C. - Floor statement following passage of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act (S. 1858) in the House and Senate.
- (February 26, 2008) Washington, D.C. – Op-ed: The Simple Truth About Birth Defects (in English and en Español).
- (February 26, 2008) Op-ed: La simple realidad de los defectos de nacimiento.
- (October 18, 2007) Washington, D.C. – Photo: The March of Dimes honors the congresswoman with its national 2007 Public Affairs Leadership Award for her sponsorship of legislation to improve the health of mothers, infants, and children.
- (March 23, 2007) Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-R) Introduce the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007
Personal Protective Equipment
Directs the U.S. Department of Labor to release a ruling requiring employers to pay for and provide personal protective equipment - such as respirators, chemical resistant clothing, metal mesh gloves, lifelines and lanyards, safety glasses, and face shields - needed by their workers to stay safe on the job.
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