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  • 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

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces the Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, has introduced H.R. 3729, the Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act of 2019, which expands protections for vulnerable migrant children while they are in the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). “Many children in CBP custody have endured long and traumatic journeys to the United States, and we must ensure that CBP’s care does not inflict further trau... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard’s Commerce Office Open Sunday to Help Constituents Affected by Trump Immigration Raids
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has announced that her Commerce district office will be open this Sunday, July 14, from 9AM to 5PM to help all 40th District residents, regardless of immigration status, who have questions or need assistance in light of the Trump Administration’s cruel immigration raids expected to begin that day. The congresswoman’s Commerce office is located at 500 Citadel Drive, Suite 320, in the Citadel Outlets, and its phone number is (323) 721-8790. ### Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Video Statement on ICE Raids
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, made a video statement about President Trump’s ICE raids scheduled for this weekend. The video is available on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. The text of the congresswoman’s statement is below. As the chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, let me be very clear – these raids are not about homeland security or the safety of our communities. They are about t... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Encourages You to Know Your Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    With news reports indicating that ICE raids may start Sunday, July 14, in Los Angeles and other U.S. cities, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) is encouraging everyone to know your rights in videos filmed in English and Spanish, and in English and Spanish informational cards. (The English video is downloadable here, and is also available on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. The Spanish video is downloadable here, and is also available on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.) The texts of the c... Read more