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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on GOP Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote against H.R. 1, the House Republican tax bill: “On behalf of America’s future generations who will be saddled with an unsurmountable debt created by H.R. 1, the Republican tax plan, I strongly opposed this bill. This rushed piece of legislation will not only add more than $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years, but it will also shift the burden of paying for that debt to our hardworking f... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on TPS Decision from DHS
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement about Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients: “The Department of Homeland Security’s termination of Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguans is a cruel and shortsighted decision that will tear families apart, devastate communities, and weaken the U.S. economy. And the brief repriev... Read more

  • Seventy Members of Congress Demand Answers on Reports of Increased Detention of Pregnant Women
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 68 of their fellow members of Congress in expressing concern about increased detention rates of pregnant immigrant women and recent miscarriages in detention centers across the United States. “While it is unavoidable that some women who come into Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard, Sen. Murray Reintroduce SAFE Act to Empower Domestic Violence Survivors by Breaking Down Economic and Educational Barriers
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, have reintroduced the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act, legislation to build on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by further breaking down barriers that domestic violence, sexual... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard and Jayapal Lead Forum on Immigrant Women in Detention Under Trump Administration Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led an immigration forum at the U.S. Capitol to discuss the experiences of immigrant women in detention under the Trump Administration’s policies. You can view the video of the forum here. In addition to Reps. Roybal-Allard and Jayapal, members of Congress participating in the forum included House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressmembers Sheil... Read more

  • Leader Pelosi, Rep. Roybal-Allard, Other Leaders Meet with Young Immigrants About Dream Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), joined by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), and other local leaders, held a roundtable with young immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and by Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The congressmembers and other participants subsequently held a press conference to discuss the plight of these immigrants and the importance of passin... Read more

  • House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force Leadership Statement on 2018 Social Security COLA Increase
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Today, House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force Vice Chair Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) joined with Seniors Task Force Chairs Congresswomen Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Vice Chairs Congressmembers Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Charlie Crist (FL-13) to release the following statement on the announcement of a 2 percent Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase for beneficiaries: “Today’s ann... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard on Trump Administration Immigration Principles
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the lead House Democratic sponsor of the Dream Act and the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about the Trump Administration immigration principles released Sunday evening: “The Trump Administration’s immigration principles are outrageous and do not reflect America’s values. These principles are an insult to the majority of the American people who support protecting our Dreamers,... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Lujan Grisham, Gutiérrez Request Reset of DACA Renewal Deadline
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking member on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, joined with Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) and CHC Immigration Task Force Chair Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04) to send a letter to Acting Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Elaine Duke to call for an immediate meeting and extension of the DACA renewal deadline. As the members wrote in t... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & Jayapal Statement on White House Immigration Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, released the following statement in response to reports that a circulated White House immigration proposal includes policies that will be profoundly damaging to immigrant children and families: “The Trump Administration’s leaked immigration proposal is a betrayal of our nation’s values and principles. As the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration R... Read more