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Congresswoman Roybal-Allard speaks at an LA River Day celebration on Capitol Hill, as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti looks on.

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Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Sec. Kelly Hearing on Departmental Budget Request
May 24, 2017
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following opening statement at today’s subcommittee hearing on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security budget request for Fiscal Year 2018. The hearing’s witness was Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. “Good afternoon, Mr. Secretary, and welcome to your first appearance before the subcommittee. “There is no doubt that you have a really hard job – among ... More
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Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget
May 23, 2017
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal: “President Trump’s budget is a shameful document, stunningly out of touch with our nation’s priorities and needs. By gutting and eliminating important security, infrastructure, education, health, and social welfare programs, the president disrespects the American people, our Ameri... More
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Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Coast Guard Intention to End Live Tissue Training
May 19, 2017
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) celebrated U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft’s indication that the Coast Guard would end the use of live tissue training, in which live animals are shot, stabbed, and ultimately euthanized as a means of medical instruction for Coast Guard personnel. At Thursday's House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard, the subcommittee's Ranking Democrat, questioned the commandant about the Coast Guard's ... More
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Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces Bill to Strengthen Treatment of Immigrants in CBP Custody
May 19, 2017
Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Co-Chair of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform and the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, re-introduced the Protect Family Values at the Border Act (PFVBA). This bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish basic humane treatment standards for immigrants in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The legislation would also ensure that famili... More
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Rep. Roybal-Allard Helps Lead Major Legislation to Secure Pell Grant Program and Make College More Affordable for Low-Income Students
May 16, 2017
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, joined several other members of Congress, including Congressmembers Susan Davis (CA-53) and Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), in introducing the Pell Grant Preservation & Expansion Act today. The bill will expand and permanently safeguard the Pell Grant program, helping millions of low-income students offset... More
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