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  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Herrera Beutler Introduce Women’s Heart Health Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), the co-founders and co-chairs of the Congressional Maternity Care Caucus, introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing women’s cardiovascular health as a critical health care priority. Given that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, this resolution promotes increased awareness and education centered on symptoms of heart disease in women. The resolution also calls for gender-sp... Read more

  • Democratic Appropriations Leaders Urge Greater Discipline, Transparency from Trump Administration Regarding ICE Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and Subcommittees on Homeland Security wrote to the Trump administration urging “increased discipline and transparency” related to any exception to the automatic apportionment of funds for enforcement and removal operations (ERO) at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In a letter to Acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russell Vought and Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Director Kevin McAlee... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Calls on NIH to Count and Reduce the Number of Animals Used in Experiments
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Animal Rights

    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... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Replies to ICE Reprogramming Request
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    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... Read more

  • Chairwomen Roybal-Allard, DeLauro call for answers to reports that CBP will not provide flu shots to detained migrants
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration

    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... Read more

  • Chairwomen Roybal-Allard, DeLauro Call for Answers from DHS and HHS on Children Being Put at Risk of Infectious Diseases
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration

    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... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on ICE Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    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 ... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on CBP - Border Patrol Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the subcommittee’s hearing today about U.S. Customs and Border Protection – U.S. Border Patrol oversight. The witness was Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost. The chairwoman’s opening statement as prepared is below. Today, we welcome the chief of the Border Patrol, Carla Provost – and I would note that Chief Provost is the first woman to hold this important position. Chief, thank you for being here tod... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Simpson, Clark, Herrera Beutler Celebrate House Passage of Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Tonight, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (MA-05), and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) celebrated the House’s passage of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2507), a bill to eliminate preventable newborn deaths and severe disabilities through the increased use of comprehensive and standardized newborn screening tests. This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes critic... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard and Herrera Beutler Introduce Midwives for MOMS Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), the Co-Founders and Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care, introduced the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act. The Midwives for MOMS Act will address the growing maternity care provider shortage by establishing two new funding streams for midwifery education. In addition, the bill will address the significant lack of diversity in the maternity care workforce by... Read more