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  • 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

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Bipartisan Bill to Provide Veterans with Chiropractic Care
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led a bipartisan group of 28 congressmembers in introducing the Chiropractic Care for Veterans Act, which will make chiropractic care a standard benefit for veterans who rely on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care. Nearly half of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seek care for back and joint pain, which is commonly caused by combat and blast injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and use of heavy gear. “I am honored to... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Announces Public Display of 2017 Student Art Competition Entries
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has announced that the entries in the 24th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition are now on public display at Commerce’s Citadel Outlets, in the lobby of 500 Citadel Drive. This exhibit of artworks by local high school students is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 7 PM through Thursday, May 4th. The winners of the art competition will be announced at a ceremony in May. WHAT: Public display of entries in the 24th Ann... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard and Other Public Health Leaders Introduce National Public Health Week Resolutions
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congressional Public Health Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and her fellow co-chairs Congressmembers Kay Granger (TX-12), Gene Green (TX-29), Jim McGovern (MA-02), and Rob Wittman (VA-01) led the introduction of a resolution in the House of Representatives to recognize April 3rd through 9th as National Public Health Week 2017. They were joined by 15 other members as original co-sponsors of the House resolution. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced a Senate versi... Read more

  • Democratic House Members Hold Forum on Impact of Trump Immigration Policies on Children and Families
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    This afternoon, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the Co-Chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, held an immigration forum at the U.S. Capitol to discuss the impact of Trump Administration immigration policies on children and families. The forum placed particular focus on the harm of separating children from their parents, whether those separations occur at the U.S. border or within the United States itself. The forum was livestreamed at ... Read more

  • Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform Condemns Sec. Kelly’s Intent to Separate Children and Parents at the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, led 25 congresswomen from the working group in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly voicing their serious concern and opposition regarding Secretary Kelly’s recent remarks on separating children from their parents when they are detained at the US border. The text of the congresswomen’s letter is at the bottom of this... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Reintroduces Her Bill to Investigate 1930s Mexican Repatriation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has reintroduced her bill to establish the first-ever official commission to study the Mexican Repatriation of the 1930s, and recommend appropriate legislative remedies. In the 1930s, government authorities and private sector entities undertook an aggressive program to forcibly remove individuals of Mexican ancestry from the United States, including as many as 1.2 million U.S. citizens. The Congresswoman first introduced this legislation in 2016, as H.... Read more