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  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Schiff, Gomez Applaud Significant Funding for Los Angeles River Restoration Project
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Los Angeles River Revitalization

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Congressmen Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) are applauding the first significant federal funding for the Los Angeles River Restoration Project, which was announced in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ newly released Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2020. The Army Corps’ plan includes $1.857 million for preconstruction engineering and design (PED) activities for LA River restoration. “I am delighted that the Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Signs on as Co-Lead of PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the founding co-chair of the Congressional Maternity Care Caucus, has signed on as a co-lead of H.R. 5592, the PUMP (Providing Urgent Maternal Protections) for Nursing Mothers Act, a bill introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12). The bill will close unintentional gaps in the Break Time for Nursing Mothers Act to ensure that millions of working mothers have the access and protections they need to breastfeed for as long as they choose to d... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & Herrera Beutler Celebrate Release of Childbirth Study They Funded
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), the founding co-chairs of the Congressional Maternity Care Caucus, celebrated the release of a landmark government study about how to improve childbirth services and birth outcomes in hospitals, birthing centers, and home births. The congresswomen secured funding for this study in the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Omnibus as members of the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee. The National Ac... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the president's State of the Union address: We need a president who cares first and foremost about the American people. Sadly, this president has demonstrated time and time again that he cares only about his own needs and his own power, whether that means obstructing justice, abusing his office, spreading lies, or stoking prejudices. As we begin the second year of our House Democratic majority, our caucus has de... Read more

  • FEBRUARY 6, 2020 DEADLINE FOR THE 2020 LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD STUDENT ART COMPETITION
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announces the deadline for the 27th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition is Thursday, February 6, 2020, 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 South Los Angeles. The winni... Read more

  • 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