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Rep. Roybal-Allard Calls on NIH to Count and Reduce the Number of Animals Used in Experiments
September 13, 2019
In response to growing concerns about the use of animals in laboratory experiments, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has requested the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to keep and make public a basic inventory of the number of animals it uses in intramural research, and to reduce this number over time. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard is the Vice Chairwoman of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees and funds the NIH. In her letter to NIH Dire... More
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Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Replies to ICE Reprogramming Request
August 27, 2019
Today, Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) shared her significant concerns about the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to transfer and reprogram funds to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations, for the cost of expanding detention bed capacity beyond the level supported by FY 2019 appropriations, and for the cost of immigration court space related to Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) operations. “I strongly... More
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Chairwomen Roybal-Allard, DeLauro call for answers to reports that CBP will not provide flu shots to detained migrants
August 21, 2019
Today, House Homeland Security Appropriations Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), released the following joint statement in response to reports that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will not provide influenza vaccinations to detained migrants. On August 9, 2019, Chairwomen DeLauro and Roybal-Allard sent a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAlee... More
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Chairwomen Roybal-Allard, DeLauro Call for Answers from DHS and HHS on Children Being Put at Risk of Infectious Diseases
August 5, 2019
Today, House Homeland Security Appropriations Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) sent a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requesting answers on how the agencies are dealing with the risk of infectious diseases. This is especially important as flu season is just a few months away. “Enclosed you will... More
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Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on ICE Oversight
July 25, 2019
House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the subcommittee’s hearing today about oversight of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The witness was ICE Acting Director Matthew Albence. The chairwoman’s opening statement as prepared is below. Today, we welcome Matthew Albence, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Thank you for being here this afternoon. As we continue to monitor the challenging situation ... More
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