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  • 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

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Trumpcare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote against today’s Trumpcare bill: “On this National Day of Prayer, I ask Divine forgiveness for the shameful vote the House of Representatives has taken to eradicate health care coverage for so many vulnerable Americans. I strongly opposed this monstrous bill. “The Republicans’ American Health Care Act is not an attempt to fix the ACA, nor is it an effort to offer a comparable replacement plan. The bill we vo... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on FY 2017 Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote for today’s fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill: “While today’s omnibus appropriations bill was not the bill Democrats would have written, I voted to support this bill because we won substantial victories in support of the American people. “The bill included funding for year-round Pell Grants, which was one of my top educational priorities in support of students from low-income and middle-class fam... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Year-Round Pell Grants’ Inclusion in Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a leader in the fight to restore year-round Pell Grant funding, celebrated the inclusion of that funding in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill. “This is a tremendous victory for American students and their families,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “Pell Grants are our greatest federal tool for improving college access and affordability, and the omnibus’ reinstatement of year-round Pell Grant funding will give the program much-needed flexibility. Year-... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following statement about her vote for today’s Continuing Resolution: “Today, I joined with my colleagues to pass a seven-day Continuing Resolution. I cast my vote to keep our federal government open, and to stand up for the veterans, seniors, federal workers, and millions of other Americans who rely on our federal government for promised benefits and salaries. However, I remain terribly frustrated that the Republican majority continues to... Read more