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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Delivers $18.9M in Federal Funding for CA-40 Transportation Infrastructure Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    WASHINGTON, DC. – U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) today announced a total of $18.9 million in federal funding for six transportation infrastructure projects in California’s 40th Congressional District. The funding for the projects is part of the INVEST in America Act, a five-year, $547-billion surface transportation reauthorization bill introduced last week in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The INVEST in America Act provides the core legislative text ... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement on DHS Announcement of New Efforts to Support TSA Workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced new efforts to support the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening officer workforce, including expanding collective bargaining at the national level and ensuring that TSA’s standards and processes adhere to the principles applied by the Merit Systems Protection Board. Secretary Mayorkas also expressed the Department’s commitment to improving pay for the TSA workforce. After the S... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2022 budget proposal: “I applaud President Biden for prioritizing the needs of American families in his fiscal year 2022 discretionary funding request. Our nation has faced a trying and difficult year as we have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the President’s proposed... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Opening Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on CBP Resource Management and Operational Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Washington, DC – Today, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security is holding a hearing on “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Resource Management and Operational Priorities” with witness Troy A. Miller, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Commissioner, CBP. “I would like to welcome Mr. Troy Miller, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Commissioner, who is here to discuss his agency’s operations, particularly its activities along the southwest border. This ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard, Assistant Speaker Clark Introduce Legislation to Address Maternal Mortality Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS), and House Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA), introduced two pieces of legislation designed to combat the nation’s maternal mortality crisis by expanding affordable, high-quality maternal care. Rep. Roybal-Allard introduced the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services (MOMS) Ac... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement on TSA Selecting LAX to Test Drone Detection Capabilities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it has selected Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to test state-of-the-art technology to detect, track, and identify (DTI) drones that are encroaching on restricted airspace. Drones, also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), can pose a threat to transportation security when flown too close to certain aviation, surface, or related transportation venues. After TSA’s announcement, House Appropriatio... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Applauds Biden Administration Decision to Allow Undocumented Students Access to Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Labor and Economy

    Washington, D.C. – This week, The U.S. Department of Education announced that it will allow undocumented college students to access over $36 billion in federal Coronavirus relief funding, authorized through the American Rescue Plan. The decision reverses Trump-era guidance that made undocumented students ineligible to receive relief funding. Additionally, the Department released new guidance detailing how institutions can use these funds to support students with “exceptional need,” retain and re... Read more

  • Maternity Care Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Roybal-Allard & Herrera Beutler Celebrate Passage of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives 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 House passage of H.R. 1065, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The bill will ensure that pregnant workers can continue to do their jobs and support their families without facing discrimination or retaliation in the workplace. Roybal-All... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on ICE Resource Management and Operational Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Washington, DC – Today, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security is holding a hearing on “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Resource Management and Operational Priorities” with witness Tae Johnson, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “Today, I welcome Tae Johnson, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He is here to discuss ICE’s management of its resources and its operational priorities. Thank you for being here this mornin... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Violence in Israel and Gaza
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard issued the following statement on the escalating violence in Israel and Gaza: "The violence this week in Israel and Gaza is heartbreaking. While we must appreciate the concerns of both parties and the push for peaceful co-existence, Israel has a right to defend itself from attacks. Sadly, escalated violence prevents long-term security and peace." Read more