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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement after attending the president's State of the Union address at the Capitol tonight: “Tonight, my guest at the State of the Union was Kenia Arredondo, a constituent of my 40th District of California. She’s a DACA recipient, raised in the United States, studying to be a nurse and striving to build a good life for herself and her children. Hard-working, hopeful, and patriotic Dreamers like Kenia remind me that our nation has ... Read more

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 13, 2019 for the 2019 Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has announced that the deadline for the 26th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition has been extended to Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 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... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Announces DACA Recipient as SOTU Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), an original coauthor of the Dream Act, is pleased to announce that her guest for the president’s State of the Union address this Tuesday will be Kenia Yaritza Arredondo Ramos, a DACA recipient and aspiring registered nurse currently attending Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Ms. Arredondo, 30, is also a resident of the congresswoman’s 40th Congressional District of California. “I am so glad to be joined at this year’s State of the Union by Kenia A... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at today’s meeting of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security: “Thank you, Madam Chair. I am pleased we are able to get to work on finalizing a full-year funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. “The proposal I’ve presented will be the basis for the House majority position for this conference. Based on a holistic analysis of ... Read more

  • House Democratic Conferees Unveil Proposal for Smart, Effective Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (NY-17) today released a list of House Democratic proposals for smart, effective border security that Democrats will advocate for in the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security. “Within the limited funding available in the bill, we will be fighting for balanced investments across the Department’s mission areas. And we will be push... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Trump Shutdown Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about President Trump announcing he would support ending the Trump Shutdown without funding for his border wall: “The Trump Shutdown has been a tragic and totally unnecessary assault on America and our federal workers. The president has rightly agreed to do what Democrats have been advocating all along — open the government immediately with no conditions, in... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Debate on Reopening Department of Homeland Security Through February 28
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chair-designate Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the House majority this morning in the debate of H.J. Res. 31, a Continuing Resolution that reopens the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through February 28 and ensures that DHS employees receive back pay. Chair-designate Roybal-Allard released the legislation with House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (NY-17). The full text of H.J. Res. 31 is available here. Congresswoman... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Officially Named Chair of DHS Appropriations Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    The House Democratic Caucus has officially named Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) as Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the 116th Congress. The news makes Congresswoman Roybal-Allard the first Latina in American history to chair a House Appropriations Subcommittee. Her selection as an Appropriations Subcommittee Chair, or “Cardinal,” was approved by the House Democratic Caucus, based on the recommendation of the House Democratic Steering and Policy... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Schakowsky, and Graves Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National CRNA Week
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congressmembers Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Sam Graves (MO-06) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) Week. The members, along with American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) President Garry Brydges DNP, MBA, ACNP-BC, CRNA, FAAN, released the following statements: “I am proud to co-lead this resolution saluting our nation’s 53,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists for the expertise... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Appointed to Smithsonian Board of Regents by Speaker Pelosi
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced the appointment of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) to serve on the governing Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Speaker Pelosi also announced the reappointment of Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) to the board. “I am excited that Speaker Pelosi has appointed me to serve as a member of the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “For generations of Americans, the Smithsonian has been our n... Read more