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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Rescinding of DAPA and Expanded DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, issued the following statement about the Trump Administration rescinding the 2014 creation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). “The administration’s rescinding of DAPA an... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Hearing on ICE and CBP Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | 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 2018 Budget Request for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The hearing’s witnesses were Thomas D. Homan, ICE Acting Director; John P. Wagner, CBP Office of Field Operations Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner; and Carla... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces CARE Act to Protect Child Farmworkers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led 12 of her fellow House members in reintroducing the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (CARE) to ensure adequate protections for children working in American agriculture. “Agriculture is the only industry in which children as young as 12 are allowed to labor with virtually no restrictions on the number of hours they work outside of the school day,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “That is why, since 2001, I have introduced the CARE ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Wrong Choice Act to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor and Economy

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote today against the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (H.R. 10), also known as the “Wrong Choice Act”: “Today, I voted against the Wrong Choice Act, a bill to roll back crucial Dodd-Frank reforms to our financial system. It is clear that House Republicans are using this bill to give a handout to predatory Wall Street lenders while putting working families at greater financial risk. The bill would once again subjec... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Sec. Kelly Hearing on Departmental Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | 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 2018. The hearing’s witness was Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. “Good afternoon, Mr. Secretary, and welcome to your first appearance before the subcommittee. “There is no doubt that you have a really hard job – among ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal: “President Trump’s budget is a shameful document, stunningly out of touch with our nation’s priorities and needs. By gutting and eliminating important security, infrastructure, education, health, and social welfare programs, the president disrespects the American people, our Ameri... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Coast Guard Intention to End Live Tissue Training
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Animal Rights

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) celebrated U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft’s indication that the Coast Guard would end the use of live tissue training, in which live animals are shot, stabbed, and ultimately euthanized as a means of medical instruction for Coast Guard personnel. At Thursday's House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard, the subcommittee's Ranking Democrat, questioned the commandant about the Coast Guard's ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces Bill to Strengthen Treatment of Immigrants in CBP Custody
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Co-Chair of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform and the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, re-introduced the Protect Family Values at the Border Act (PFVBA). This bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish basic humane treatment standards for immigrants in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The legislation would also ensure that famili... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Helps Lead Major Legislation to Secure Pell Grant Program and Make College More Affordable for Low-Income Students
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a member of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, joined several other members of Congress, including Congressmembers Susan Davis (CA-53) and Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), in introducing the Pell Grant Preservation & Expansion Act today. The bill will expand and permanently safeguard the Pell Grant program, helping millions of low-income students offset... Read more

  • CONGRESSWOMAN LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD ANNOUNCES 2017 STUDENT ART COMPETITION WINNERS
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) is pleased to announce the winners of the 24th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition. “Once again, the students in this competition have displayed their great artistic talents by producing a range of striking and memorable works,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “I am so pleased to celebrate these students’ talents by serving as the honorary chair of this competition. The willingness of these students to share their art and their feeli... Read more