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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Letter to FAA with Questions on Delta Jet Fuel Dump
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Maxine Waters (CA-43), Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), and Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) have sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson asking numerous pressing questions about the January 14 Delta Airlines jet fuel dump in and around their districts, and the circumstances and procedures surrounding that fuel dump. A PDF of the letter can be found here, and the text of the letter can be seen below. In addition, the F... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Delta Jet Fuel Dump Over CA-40 Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the Delta jet fuel dump over her 40th District communities: “My staff and I are closely monitoring the response with regard to the parts of our 40th Congressional District, including Cudahy's Park Avenue Elementary, that were directly affected when Delta Flight 89 declared an emergency and dumped fuel to safely land at LAX. I am in communication with Delta, the Federal Aviation Administration, and local emergenc... Read more

  • Maternity Care Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Roybal-Allard and Herrera Beutler Celebrate Maternity Care Victories in Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), members of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee and founding Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care, celebrated key Maternity Care Caucus priorities that were included in HR 1865, the FY 2020 domestic appropriations bill which funds the Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S. spends significantly more per capita on childbirth than any other industrialized nation, but co... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Key Win in Her Fight to Let Medicare Cover Vision, Hearing, and Dental Care
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), who has been a leader in the fight in Congress to let Medicare cover vision, hearing, and dental care as the author of the Seniors Have Eyes, Ears and Teeth Act (H.R. 576), celebrated the inclusion of principles of her bill in H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which passed the House of Representatives today. In the congresswoman’s 40th District alone, if Medicare is expanded to cover these services, about 81% of the distr... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Herrera Beutler Introduce Women’s Heart Health Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), the co-founders and co-chairs of the Congressional Maternity Care Caucus, introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing women’s cardiovascular health as a critical health care priority. Given that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, this resolution promotes increased awareness and education centered on symptoms of heart disease in women. The resolution also calls for gender-sp... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Calls on NIH to Count and Reduce the Number of Animals Used in Experiments
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Animal Rights

    In response to growing concerns about the use of animals in laboratory experiments, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has requested the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to keep and make public a basic inventory of the number of animals it uses in intramural research, and to reduce this number over time. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard is the Vice Chairwoman of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees and funds the NIH. In her letter to NIH Dire... Read more

  • Chairwomen Roybal-Allard, DeLauro call for answers to reports that CBP will not provide flu shots to detained migrants
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration

    Today, House Homeland Security Appropriations Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), released the following joint statement in response to reports that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will not provide influenza vaccinations to detained migrants. On August 9, 2019, Chairwomen DeLauro and Roybal-Allard sent a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAlee... Read more

  • Chairwomen Roybal-Allard, DeLauro Call for Answers from DHS and HHS on Children Being Put at Risk of Infectious Diseases
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration

    Today, House Homeland Security Appropriations Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) sent a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requesting answers on how the agencies are dealing with the risk of infectious diseases. This is especially important as flu season is just a few months away. “Enclosed you will... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Simpson, Clark, Herrera Beutler Celebrate House Passage of Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Tonight, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congressman Mike Simpson (ID-02), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (MA-05), and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) celebrated the House’s passage of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2507), a bill to eliminate preventable newborn deaths and severe disabilities through the increased use of comprehensive and standardized newborn screening tests. This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes critic... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard and Herrera Beutler Introduce Midwives for MOMS Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), the Co-Founders and Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care, introduced the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act. The Midwives for MOMS Act will address the growing maternity care provider shortage by establishing two new funding streams for midwifery education. In addition, the bill will address the significant lack of diversity in the maternity care workforce by... Read more