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  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Writes to ICE Acting Director About Upcoming ICE Raids
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) sent a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Matthew Albence expressing her concern about reported immigration enforcement raids planned for this weekend. The chairwoman’s letter calls for the written policies and procedures that the acting director uses to ensure that ICE personnel treat children, families, and other vulnerable populations with humanity, dignity, and respect, an... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Printing of Census Without Citizenship Question
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about the news that the 2020 Census will not include a citizenship question: “In a massive victory for our Census, our democracy, our country, and For The People, the Trump Administration has finally agreed to print the 2020 Census without the administration’s unconstitutional citizenship question. The Supreme Court was right to turn back President Trump’s attempt to add this chilling question to the Census – and while th... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on SCOTUS Census Citizenship Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census: “The Supreme Court has turned back President Trump’s unconstitutional attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. This ruling is a victory for an accurate, comprehensive, and complete Census count. “Trump is eager to silence the voices of vulnerable populations in our communities; that’s why he wanted a Ce... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces Bills to Help Separated Immigrant Families and Children
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has introduced two crucial bills in response to the Trump Administration’s cruel and inhumane interior enforcement policies. Separately, the bills help keep immigrant families together, and help protect immigrant children who are separated from their families. The Help Separated Families Act of 2019 (H.R. 3452), which Congresswoman Roybal-Allard introduced with Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), would take new steps to prevent the permanent separat... Read more

  • House Passes Emergency Humanitarian Supplemental
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    The House today passed legislation to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance for migrants at the southern border. The legislation, H.R. 3401, provides $4.5 billion in emergency spending to address the humanitarian crisis at the border, with significant funding for priorities including legal assistance, food, water, and medical services, support services and stronger protections for unaccompanied children, and alternatives to detention. “Tens of thousands of migrants at the border – many... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard, 24 Cosponsors Reintroduce CARE Act to Strengthen Protections for Child Farmworkers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Labor and Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the reintroduction of her Children’s Act for Responsible Employment and Farm Safety (CARE), which raises labor standards and protections for farm worker children to the same level set for children in all other occupations. The congresswoman announced the CARE Act’s reintroduction at a press event in the U.S. Capitol alongside advocates including Mónica Ramírez, the president of Justice for Migrant Women; Norma López, the chair of the Domesti... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates House Democrats’ Passage of 10 Bills Lowering Rx Drug Prices, Reversing GOP Sabotage, and Protecting Coverage of Pre-Existing Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) joined House Democrats nationwide in celebrating their recent passage of 10 bills lowering prescription drug prices, reversing GOP health insurance sabotage, and protecting coverage of pre-existing conditions. “Since Day One, the Trump Administration has been taking deliberate action to sabotage our health care system and make it harder for American families to obtain high-quality and affordable health coverage,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at Full Committee Markup of FY 2020 Homeland Security Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    This morning, Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) delivered the following remarks at the Appropriations Committee's markup of the fiscal year 2020 Homeland Security bill (which is viewable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMpyJZU5s-8): I am pleased to present the mark for the fiscal year 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations Act. We have done our best to find a balance between addressing the needs of departmental components to protect the nati... Read more

  • Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Homeland Security Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Homeland Security bill on a vote of 29 to 20. The legislation provides annual funding for the Department of Homeland Security and its related agencies. The bill provides a gross total of $63.8 billion in discretionary appropriations, $2.2 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and $1.9 billion below the President’s request. When excluding offsetting collections and a cap adjustment for disaster response activities, ... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard, DHS Appropriations Subcommittee Approve FY 2020 DHS Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, led by Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. The bill provides a gross total of $63.8 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security, $2.2 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and $1.9 billion below the president’s request. When excluding offsetting collections and a cap adjustment for disaster response activities, the n... Read more