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  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & Calvert Introduce HEARTS Act to Prioritize Non-Animal Testing Methods in NIH Research
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Animal Rights

    On this Valentine’s Day, Congressmembers Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Ken Calvert (CA-42) announce their introduction of the HEARTS Act (Humane and Existing Alternatives in Research and Testing Sciences Act) of 2019. The HEARTS Act (H.R. 1209) requires all National Institutes of Health (NIH) research proposals to purposely consider non-animal testing measures, and prioritize these alternatives when possible. “As an animal lover, I am excited to introduce the HEARTS Act to prioritize the use... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on DHS Conference Agreement to Fund the Government
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security, delivered the following speech in the House this evening prior to a vote on the conference committee’s agreement to fund the government: “Let me begin by thanking the ranking member of the subcommittee, Chuck Fleischmann, for the courteous way in which he represented and fought for the Minority’s priorities. “... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on ICE Detention Beds
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) the chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement regarding a cap on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention beds: “For far too long, the Trump administration has been tearing communities apart with its cruel immigration policies. A cap on ICE detention beds will force the Trump administration to prioritize deportation for... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement after attending the president's State of the Union address at the Capitol tonight: “Tonight, my guest at the State of the Union was Kenia Arredondo, a constituent of my 40th District of California. She’s a DACA recipient, raised in the United States, studying to be a nurse and striving to build a good life for herself and her children. Hard-working, hopeful, and patriotic Dreamers like Kenia remind me that our nation has ... Read more

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 13, 2019 for the 2019 Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has announced that the deadline for the 26th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition has been extended to Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 5:00 PM PST. The competition is open to all students in grades 9-12 who reside in the 40th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Downey, Huntington Park, Maywood, Paramount, Vernon, and portions of Bellflower, East Los Angeles, Florence-Firestone, and... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Announces DACA Recipient as SOTU Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), an original coauthor of the Dream Act, is pleased to announce that her guest for the president’s State of the Union address this Tuesday will be Kenia Yaritza Arredondo Ramos, a DACA recipient and aspiring registered nurse currently attending Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Ms. Arredondo, 30, is also a resident of the congresswoman’s 40th Congressional District of California. “I am so glad to be joined at this year’s State of the Union by Kenia A... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at today’s meeting of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security: “Thank you, Madam Chair. I am pleased we are able to get to work on finalizing a full-year funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. “The proposal I’ve presented will be the basis for the House majority position for this conference. Based on a holistic analysis of ... Read more

  • House Democratic Conferees Unveil Proposal for Smart, Effective Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (NY-17) today released a list of House Democratic proposals for smart, effective border security that Democrats will advocate for in the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security. “Within the limited funding available in the bill, we will be fighting for balanced investments across the Department’s mission areas. And we will be push... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Trump Shutdown Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about President Trump announcing he would support ending the Trump Shutdown without funding for his border wall: “The Trump Shutdown has been a tragic and totally unnecessary assault on America and our federal workers. The president has rightly agreed to do what Democrats have been advocating all along — open the government immediately with no conditions, in... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Debate on Reopening Department of Homeland Security Through February 28
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chair-designate Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the House majority this morning in the debate of H.J. Res. 31, a Continuing Resolution that reopens the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through February 28 and ensures that DHS employees receive back pay. Chair-designate Roybal-Allard released the legislation with House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (NY-17). The full text of H.J. Res. 31 is available here. Congresswoman... Read more