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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at HHS Biodefense Appropriations Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, served as acting ranking member for today’s subcommittee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for Health and Human Services (HHS) Biodefense Activities. The hearing’s witnesses were Robert Kadlec, M.D., MTM&H, M.S., HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Insti... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Hearing on Coast Guard Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    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 Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the U.S. Coast Guard. The hearing’s witness was the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, Admiral Paul F. Zukunft. Admiral Zukunft, welcome to what will be your final hearing in front of this subcommittee as Commandant of the Coast Guard. Let me begin by thanking yo... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Hearing on FEMA Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    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 Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The hearing’s witness was FEMA Administrator Brock Long. Good morning, Administrator Long, and welcome to your second appearance before the subcommittee. The last time you appeared was on the heels of the dama... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Hearing on ICE and CBP Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    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 Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The hearing’s witnesses were Kevin K. McAleenan, CBP Commissioner; Matthew T. Albence, ICE Executive Associate Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations; and ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Balanced Budget Amendment Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform and the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about her vote today against H.J.Res. 2, which proposes a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution: “Today, House Republicans tried to get some cover for their deficit-exploding tax scam by voting on a so-called balanced budget constitutional ame... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Sec. Nielsen Hearing on Departmental Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    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 2019. The hearing’s witness was Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Good morning, Madam Secretary. Welcome to your first appearance before the subcommittee. While still relatively new, the department has made signif... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Secures DHS Sec. Nielsen’s Commitment to Address Concerns About Detention of Pregnant Women
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and the co-chair of the Women's Working Group on Immigration Reform, secured a commitment today from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen that DHS would reply by the end of the week to a letter the congresswoman has co-led seeking information about the increased detention rates of pregnant immigrant women and recent miscarriages in detention cen... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Co-Leads Introduction of National Public Health Week Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Public Health Caucus, Congressmembers Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Kay Granger (TX-12), Gene Green (TX-29), Jim McGovern (MA-02), and Rob Wittman (VA-01), have led the introduction of a resolution in the House of Representatives to recognize this week, April 2nd through 8th, as National Public Health Week 2018. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) will be introducing the Senate companion resolution. The introduction of these resolutions comes as Americans work toward mak... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard and Jayapal Denounce ICE Policy of Detaining Pregnant Women
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, issued the following statement denouncing a newly disclosed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy that ends the presumption of release for detained pregnant women, including pregnant mothers seeking asylum: “Detaining pregnant women is an affront to American decency, and to our history as a nation of immigrants. ICE should not be detaining pregnant... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement Opposing Addition of Citizenship Question to Census
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement responding to the Commerce Department’s announcement that a new citizenship question would be added to the 2020 Census: “The Census’s new citizenship question is another shameful Trump assault on our democracy. It will undoubtedly drive down Census participation, and cost our neighborhoods federal funds and seats in Congress. Trump is worried about losing power, so he's trying to take power away from our communitie... Read more