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  • Public Display of Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition Entries at Commerce’s Citadel Outlets
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Artwork entered in this year’s 26th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition is currently on public display at Commerce’s Citadel Outlets, in the first floor lobby of 500 Citadel Drive. This exhibition, featuring artwork by local 40th Congressional District high school students, is open Mondays through Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM PT, through Thursday, May 2. Visitors who stop by 500 Citadel Drive between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM PT Mondays through Fridays are also welcome to visit Congr... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Announces Postponement of DHS Appropriations Hearing with ICE
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has issued the following statement: “‪After conversations with DHS leaders, and in light of the department’s recent turnovers in key leadership positions, the House DHS Appropriations Subcommittee is postponing the hearing with Acting ICE Director Ronald Vitiello that was scheduled for Wednesday. It is unfortunate that the president is impulsively robbing the department of so much of its leadership at a ... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement on President Trump's DHS Policies and Leadership Changes
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued this statement regarding President Trump, his Homeland Security policies, and his changes to DHS leadership: “‪Donald Trump and Stephen Miller are creating massive gaps in our Homeland Security leadership. This weakens our national security, and our ability to maintain a strong and effective system to protect our country. “Donald Trump and his DHS leadership have spent more than two years pushing ... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement on Homeland Security Leadership
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued this statement following the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and President Trump's announcement that Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will become acting secretary: “‪Donald Trump keeps changing his DHS leadership, but sadly he refuses to change his inhumane immigration policies. He must reunite the migrant families he has torn apart, stop depr... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Schiff, Gomez, 12 More LA-Area Congressmembers Urge Funding for LA River Restoration
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Los Angeles River Revitalization

    Today, Congressmembers Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Adam Schiff (CA-28), and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) were joined by 12 more colleagues from the Los Angeles area in sending a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide strong funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Fiscal Year 2020. These funds, including $130 million for preconstruction investigations and $2.6 billion for construction, will help Congress support the Corps’ important ongoing civil works projects across the ... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on TSA Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the subcommittee’s hearing today about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) fiscal year 2020 budget request. The witness was TSA Administrator David Pekoske. The chairwoman’s opening statement, as prepared, is below. Administrator Pekoske, I want to welcome you to your first hearing before this subcommittee. We are pleased to have you testifying before us today. Members of the public like... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Co-Leads Introduction of National Public Health Week Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congressional Public Health Caucus Co-Chairs Congressmembers Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Jim McGovern (MA-02), and Rob Wittman (VA-01) led the introduction of a resolution in the House of Representatives to recognize this week, April 1st through 7th, as National Public Health Week 2019. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) is introducing the Senate companion resolution. Since 1995, the U.S. has observed the first week of April as National Public Health Week. The theme of this year’s National Publi... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement on Humanitarian Border Crisis and Sec. Nielsen Letter
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s new letter to members of Congress: “As chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I am closely monitoring the humanitarian crisis at the border, including through meetings and calls with CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and ICE Acting Director Ro... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on Coast Guard Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the subcommittee’s hearing today about the U.S. Coast Guard’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. The witness was Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz. The chairwoman’s opening statement, as prepared, is below. Admiral Schultz, I want to welcome you to your first hearing before this subcommittee. We are pleased to have you testifying before us today. I would also like to thank you, and the thousa... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on Securing Federal Networks and State Election Systems
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the subcommittee’s hearing today about securing federal networks and state election systems. The witness was Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher Krebs. The chairwoman’s opening statement, as prepared, is below. I welcome everyone to the third Department of Homeland Security subcommittee hearing of the 116th Congress; and a special welcome to our witness today, Direct... Read more