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  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on Securing Federal Networks and State Election Systems
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the subcommittee’s hearing today about securing federal networks and state election systems. The witness was Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher Krebs. The chairwoman’s opening statement, as prepared, is below. I welcome everyone to the third Department of Homeland Security subcommittee hearing of the 116th Congress; and a special welcome to our witness today, Direct... Read more

  • Speaker Pelosi, Reps. Roybal-Allard, Velázquez, and Clarke Introduce Dream and Promise Act to Protect Dreamers and Recipients of TPS and DED
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), and Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09)announced the introduction of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act. Speaker Pelosi has the power to assign the bill numbers H.R. 1 through H.R. 10 for this Congress, and the Dream and Promise Act’s designation as H.R. 6 underscores its status as a priority of the House Majority. The bill is the 116th Congress’s version of the Dream Act, a bill which has bee... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on Disaster Recovery
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the subcommittee’s hearing today regarding an update on recovery efforts for 2017 and 2018 disasters. The witness was Federal Emergency Management Agency Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor. The chairwoman’s opening statement, as prepared, is below. I welcome everyone to the first Department of Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the 116th Congress. I ... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on DHS Office of Inspector General
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) held her first hearing today as the subcommittee’s chairwoman. The hearing’s subject was the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General, and the hearing’s witness was DHS Acting Inspector General John V. Kelly. The chairwoman’s opening statement, as prepared, is below. I welcome everyone to the first Department of Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing of the 116th Congress, and my... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Votes for Resolution to Terminate President Trump’s Unlawful Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, joined a bipartisan House majority in passing a resolution to terminate President Trump’s unlawful emergency declaration. The president declared this emergency as his latest attempt to build his unnecessary and ineffective border wall. This emergency strategy to fund his wall would threaten urgently needed Department of Defense military construction funds in California and acr... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on DHS Conference Agreement to Fund the Government
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security, delivered the following speech in the House this evening prior to a vote on the conference committee’s agreement to fund the government: “Let me begin by thanking the ranking member of the subcommittee, Chuck Fleischmann, for the courteous way in which he represented and fought for the Minority’s priorities. “... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on ICE Detention Beds
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) the chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement regarding a cap on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention beds: “For far too long, the Trump administration has been tearing communities apart with its cruel immigration policies. A cap on ICE detention beds will force the Trump administration to prioritize deportation for... 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