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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Letter to FAA with Questions on Delta Jet Fuel Dump
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Maxine Waters (CA-43), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), and Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) have sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson asking numerous pressing questions about the January 14 Delta Airlines jet fuel dump in and around their districts, and the circumstances and procedures surrounding that fuel dump. A PDF of the letter can be found here, and the text of the letter can be seen below. In addition, the F... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Delta Jet Fuel Dump Over CA-40 Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the Delta jet fuel dump over her 40th District communities: “My staff and I are closely monitoring the response with regard to the parts of our 40th Congressional District, including Cudahy's Park Avenue Elementary, that were directly affected when Delta Flight 89 declared an emergency and dumped fuel to safely land at LAX. I am in communication with Delta, the Federal Aviation Administration, and local emergenc... Read more

  • Maternity Care Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Roybal-Allard and Herrera Beutler Celebrate Maternity Care Victories in Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), members of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee and founding Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care, celebrated key Maternity Care Caucus priorities that were included in HR 1865, the FY 2020 domestic appropriations bill which funds the Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S. spends significantly more per capita on childbirth than any other industrialized nation, but co... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Impeaching President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement detailing her support for impeaching President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress: “Madam Speaker, today, the House of Representatives will vote to impeach the President of the United States. In America’s 243-year history, he is only the third president to be impeached. The rarity of this process reminds us impeachment is an extraordinary remedy and should be taken only against a president if their actio... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on National Security Minibus Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about her vote today against the national security appropriations minibus, H.R. 1158, which included the Homeland Security appropriations conference agreement: "I voted against this bill because it completely fails to protect Congress’s constitutional power of the purse. While the bill includes many priorities I support, it opens the door for the president to keep going around Congress ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Key Win in Her Fight to Let Medicare Cover Vision, Hearing, and Dental Care
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who has been a leader in the fight in Congress to let Medicare cover vision, hearing, and dental care as the author of the Seniors Have Eyes, Ears and Teeth Act (H.R. 576), celebrated the inclusion of principles of her bill in H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which passed the House of Representatives today. In the congresswoman’s 40th District alone, if Medicare is expanded to cover these services, about 81% of the distr... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Herrera Beutler Introduce Women’s Heart Health Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), the co-founders and co-chairs of the Congressional Maternity Care Caucus, introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing women’s cardiovascular health as a critical health care priority. Given that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, this resolution promotes increased awareness and education centered on symptoms of heart disease in women. The resolution also calls for gender-sp... Read more

  • Democratic Appropriations Leaders Urge Greater Discipline, Transparency from Trump Administration Regarding ICE Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and Subcommittees on Homeland Security wrote to the Trump administration urging “increased discipline and transparency” related to any exception to the automatic apportionment of funds for enforcement and removal operations (ERO) at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In a letter to Acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russell Vought and Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Director Kevin McAlee... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Calls on NIH to Count and Reduce the Number of Animals Used in Experiments
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Animal Rights

    In response to growing concerns about the use of animals in laboratory experiments, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has requested the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to keep and make public a basic inventory of the number of animals it uses in intramural research, and to reduce this number over time. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard is the Vice Chairwoman of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees and funds the NIH. In her letter to NIH Dire... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Replies to ICE Reprogramming Request
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) shared her significant concerns about the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to transfer and reprogram funds to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations, for the cost of expanding detention bed capacity beyond the level supported by FY 2019 appropriations, and for the cost of immigration court space related to Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) operations. “I strongly... Read more