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  • Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Blasts Drastic Cuts in Republican Homeland Security Spending Bill
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 1, 2011 | Preview rr

    Calling the measure irresponsible and a threat to our nation’s security, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) spoke against the Republican federal spending bill for homeland security programs today. A member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard charged that the spending cuts in the legislation would severely hamper our nation’s ability to respond quickly to emergencies and prevent terrorist attacks. The bill cuts $1.1 billion from current homel... Read more

  • Memorial Day Tribute at Cinco Puntos
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on May 30, 2011 | Preview rr

    On Memorial Day, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) joined more than 250 area veterans, local elected officials and members of the community at the intersection commonly known as Cinco Puntos near the Mexican-American All Wars Memorial to pay tribute to service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Organized by the Eugene A. Obregon American Legion Post 804 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4696, the 64th Annual Memorial Day Program at Cinco Puntos followed a 24-... Read more

  • Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Honored for Her Efforts to Provide Accessible and Quality Health Care for All Families
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on May 11, 2011 | Preview rr

    Dialogue on Diversity, a national community-based organization dedicated to celebrating diversity and promoting economic empowerment and entrepreneurship for Latinas and other ethnic groups, honored Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) at its annual health care symposium hosted by the American Federation of Teachers for her “unwavering leadership in ensuring high quality healthcare for all Americans.” “To be presented with this award from Dialogue on Diversity is especially meaningful bec... Read more

  • Congresswoman Roybal-Allard, Sen. Lautenberg Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Programs that Prevent Underage Drinking
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on April 15, 2011 | Preview rr

    During Alcohol Awareness Month, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and bolster federal underage drinking prevention programs under the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act. The legislation builds on the success of the original STOP Act signed into law in 2006, and seeks to reduce and prevent underage drinking in the United States. Please click here to view Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s floor speech announcing the bill’s ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Fights Proposal to Eliminate Federal Funding for Public Health and Prevention Efforts
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on April 13, 2011 | Preview rr

    Arguing that public health and prevention efforts play a crucial role in saving countless lives and curbing exploding health care costs, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) spoke out against a Republican proposal to eliminate funding for the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which provides grants to states and communities to carry out prevention, wellness, and public health activities. The Republican-backed measure, entitled “To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund,” passed the ... Read more

  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard Joins Democratic Colleagues in Speaking Out Against the Republican 2012 Budget Plan
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on April 6, 2011 | Preview rr

    Calling proposed Republican budget cuts damaging to our country and especially cruel to our nation’s seniors, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) joined her Democratic colleagues on the Seniors Task Force in Congress today in blasting the Republican 2012 budget plan unveiled this week. The plan, which may be brought up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives as soon as next week, would cut about $6 trillion in spending over a decade. While protecting tax cuts for the wealthy and ... Read more

  • East LA Women's Center Honors Rep. Roybal-Allard with its 2011 Women for Peace Award
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 25, 2011 | Preview rr

    The East LA Women’s Center presented Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) with its Mujeres de Paz (Women for Peace) Award for her efforts to help survivors of domestic violence. Other honorees were: Capt. Henry Romero, a 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Captain in command of the East Los Angeles Station with the Tony Bourbon Award; Assembly Speaker John Perez with its Alas de Esperanza Award; Josefina López, best known for authoring the play and coauthori... Read more

  • Congresswoman Roybal-Allar Joins Members of the Women's Club of Huntington Park in Recognizing March as Women's History Month
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 20, 2011 | Preview rr

    More than 150 community leaders and Southeast area residents attended the Women’s Club of Huntington Park’s 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Tea Celebration. At the luncheon held at Leonardo's Restaurant on Alameda Street, which coincides with Women’s History Month, the club presented the congresswoman with its Woman of Wisdom Award and Esmelinda Baquero, owner of Dos Toros Meat Market, with its Business Owner Award. The congresswoman made the following remarks recognizing the club's members... Read more

  • Congresswoman Honored for Efforts to Address Alzheimer's Disease at USC Keck School of Medicine "Many Faces of Dementia" Conference
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 18, 2011 | Preview rr

    The USC Keck School of Medicine presented Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) with a certificate of recognition for her “outstanding leadership to improve the lives of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.” The certificate was presented by Dr. Helena Chui, chair of the Department of Neurology at the USC Keck School of Medicine, during the school’s one day conference about dementia. The event brought together medical professionals, health care providers and clinical resea... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Roybal-Allard Fights for Pell Grants for Low and Middle Income College Students
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 15, 2011 | Preview rr

    During an Appropriations subcommittee hearing today about federal education funding in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) stood up for Pell grant funding and other federal assistance to low-and-middle income college students. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard gave the following statement to her congressional colleagues on the panel and to Education Under Secretary Martha Kanter who testified at the hearing: “Pell grants are the cornerstone of federal... Read more