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  • Maternity Care Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Roybal-Allard and Herrera Beutler Celebrate Securing Maternity Care Victories in House Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), the founding Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care and members of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, celebrated the inclusion of key Maternity Care Caucus priorities in HR 7617, the FY 2021 domestic appropriations bill which includes funding for the Department of Health and Human Services. The congresswomen successfully advocated for provisions in this bill to promote materna... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on DACA Announcement from Trump Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the lead author of the Dream and Promise Act (HR 6) and an original co-author of the Dream Act, issued the following statement about the Trump Administration’s announcement on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “The Trump Administration is unlawfully refusing to comply with two court orders to accept new DACA applications. Instead, the Administration has announced it will reject all pending and future initial requ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates House Passing Bill to Create Smithsonian Museum of the American Latino
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American congresswoman, issued the following statement today about the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 2420, a bill to create a Smithsonian Museum of the American Latino in Washington, DC: “The stories of Latinos are essential to the story of America – but our stories have too often been untold or overlooked. That is why, as the first Mexican-American congresswoman, I've been fighting to create a Smithsonian Museum of the A... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Trump Census Memo
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about President Trump's memorandum attempting to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted for the purposes of congressional reapportionment after the 2020 Census: "Once again, President Trump is taking extraordinary steps to sabotage the Census and Congress for his own political gain. Let's be very clear: The Census requires EVERY resident of our nation to be counted, regardless of immigration status, and that p... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Announces FEMA Grant for LA’s Great Plates COVID-19 Meal Delivery
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Seniors

    Today, House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1.5 million in funding to the City of Los Angeles to support Great Plates COVID-19 meal delivery. As chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Chairwoman Roybal-Allard oversees FEMA funding. “As our communities fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we must ensure that our vulnerable populations, including seniors, ... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at Full Committee Markup of FY 2021 Homeland Security Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    This morning, Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) delivered the following remarks (as prepared) at the Appropriations Committee's markup of the fiscal year 2021 Homeland Security bill (livestreaming at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnpnsHf9xEI): I’d like to begin by joining my colleagues in recognizing Chairwoman Lowey for her nearly 32 years of service to our country. Her wisdom, passion, and commitment on behalf of her constituents and the A... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard, Appropriations Committee Approve Fiscal Year 2021 Homeland Security Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2021 Homeland Security bill on a vote of 30 to 22. The legislation provides annual funding for the components of the Department of Homeland Security. The bill provides $50.72 billion in discretionary funding, including $48.1 billion in nondefense discretionary funding, the same level as fiscal year 2020, and $2.8 billion in defense fu... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard, DHS Appropriations Subcommittee Approve FY 2021 DHS Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, led by Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2021 bill. The bill provides $50.72 billion in discretionary funding, including $48.1 billion in nondefense discretionary funding, the same level as fiscal year 2020, and $2.8 billion in defense funding, $250 million more than in fiscal year 2020. The bill also provides an additional $5.1 billion in... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Homeland Security Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and the Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2021 Homeland Security funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation provides annual funding for the components of the Department of Homeland Security. The bill provides $50.72 billion in discretionary funding, including $48.1 billion in nondefense discretionary funding, the same level as fiscal ye... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Announces $30 Million in FEMA Funding for LA COVID-19 Testing Sites
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health

    Today, House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $29.9 million in Public Assistance Program funding to the City of Los Angeles for COVID-19 testing sites. As chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Chairwoman Roybal-Allard oversees FEMA funding. “This FEMA grant for Los Angeles’s COVID-19 testing sites will be invaluable as the city keeps fighting the s... Read more